AUA Facts & Figures
American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is a fully accredited international medical school dedicated to providing a medical education of the highest quality, with an emphasis on increasing minority representation and racial diversity in medical education and in the physician workforce. AUA uses a holistic admissions approach to select students with the potential for medical school success and provides them with the resources they need to obtain highly competitive residencies and move on to successful careers in medicine.
Some AUA points of pride below:
- In 2020, 247 AUA graduates obtained residency positions at hospitals throughout the United States in a variety of primary care disciplines, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, and psychiatry. They also obtained residencies in other specialty areas, including orthopedic surgery and child neurology. View the 2020 list.
- AUA’s first-time pass rate for the USLME Step 1 is 95 percent in 2019, the most recent year for which data is available.
- AUA’s admissions philosophy recognizes, and is guided by, the need to increase minority representation and racial diversity in MD programs and the global physician workforce.
- AUA has a growing network of more than 50 teaching hospital affiliates in the United States. Students also have the option of participating in clerkships in the United Kingdom, Canada, and India.
- AUA offers three programs conducted in collaboration with its one-of-a-kind collaboration with Florida International University (FIU):
- The Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program makes it possible for students to complete all their core clinical rotations at hospitals affiliated with FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM).
- The AUA-FIU Global Health Track allows students to gain expertise in all aspects of global and public health and provides medical Spanish language training, AHA instructor certification, and research opportunities.
- Starting in 2020, AUA students and graduates can apply to the Master of Public Health program at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and receive priority admission review. This agreement recognizes predetermined courses taken by AUA students.
- Title IV (Federal) funding, Canadian Provincial loans, VA benefits and AUA scholarships are available to qualified students.
- AUA is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Sciences; approved by the New York State Education Department; recognized by the Medical Board of California, and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.