American University of Antigua

College of Medicine

Introduction

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine is an institution dedicated to creating future generations of physicians that serve the communities they represent. Those communities are often underrepresented in the medical field and are reflected in the diversity of our student body. Founded in 2004, AUA has accomplished more than some schools have in decades. AUA leads the way in addressing the projected physician shortage, especially in the areas of primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine. Our world-class faculty places a premium on making themselves accessible to students and creating a learning environment in which hands-on training is the norm.

A brief look at some of AUA’s biggest achievements will give prospective applicants a boost of confidence about their decision to seriously consider AUA:

  • AUA is approved, recognized and accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, the New York State Education Department, the Medical Board of California, the Florida Department of Education, and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Sciences. We are one of only three Caribbean medical schools with these distinctions.
  • AUA’s first-time pass rate for USMLE, Step 1, the most important exam for U.S. and Caribbean medical students, is 96%.
  • AUA has a growing network of 35 hospital affiliates across the United States and Canada.
  • AUA has two groundbreaking programs with Florida International University (FIU). The Clinical Clerkship Certificate program makes it possible for students to complete all their core clinical rotations hospitals affiliated with FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), while the AUA-FIU Global MD program provides research opportunities, medical Spanish training, and focuses on the social determinants of health at home and abroad.
  • Title IV (Federal) funding, Canadian Federal Loans, VA benefits, and scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

For students who are committed to studying medicine, passionate about serving their communities, and envision themselves responding to health care needs locally and globally, AUA is an ideal choice.

MISSION AND HISTORY

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of lifelong learning, compassion, and professionalism. We also provide students who would otherwise be unable to receive a medical education with the tools to become successful physicians.

AUA was founded with the commitment to support underserved communities and address the impending physician shortage with an emphasis on primary care. As such, the University recognizes its social responsibility to advance the field of medicine and lead the next generation of physicians and healthcare professionals to respond to global healthcare needs.

ACCREDITATIONS AND APPROVALS

For many Caribbean medical schools, it takes over a decade to receive these recognitions, but AUA’s dedication to upholding the highest academic standards has not gone unnoticed by government jurisdictions, external agencies, and international accrediting bodies. In record time, the university has become one of the few to obtain prestigious accreditations that were earned after comprehensive evaluations confirmed the extraordinary quality of AUA’s facilities, curriculum, resources, faculty, administration, and student body. These recognitions allow our students to participate in clinical clerkships and our graduates to secure residencies and become licensed physicians throughout the United States and Canada.

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Programs

This school also offers:

M.D.

BSC to MD for 6 years

Campus September 2018 Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's

Students who register for the BSc in Health Sciences program at Manipal University can enroll in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at American University of Antigua (AUA) after successfully completing two years of the BSc in Health Sciences program. [+]

Manipal University is one of the largest private universities in the country, enrolling over 25,000 students across disciplines. The university offers a variety of disciplines to pursue, from undergraduate to postgraduate programs in Engineering & Information Technology, Management, Bio-Technology, Interior Design & Architecture and Media & Communication to its students.

BSc in Health Sciences is a highly interdisciplinary program aimed at providing excellent opportunities for students to embark on promising career paths. It was introduced with the vision of empowering students with the knowledge and skills they will need to be at the forefront of medicine and scientific research.... [-]


Global Health MD

Campus January 2019 Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's

The Global MD Program is a comprehensive, four-year longitudinal track in global health that is integrated into the curriculum at American University of Antigua College of Medicine. [+]

GLOBAL HEALTH MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) Global MD Program is conducted in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU).

The Global MD Program is a comprehensive, four-year longitudinal track in global health that is integrated into the curriculum at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Global Health has been defined as “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide” by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Global Health addresses the health of populations in a global context and transcends the political boundaries of nations focusing on social determinants of health, healthcare disparities including infectious and non-communicable disease issues, human rights as well as economic development, and policy and system issues.... [-]


Premed + MD Course for 6 years

Campus September 2018 Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's

Through its curriculum, AICASA provides all the necessary resources for prospective MDs and other health science professionals to get their education on track. [+]

AICASA

American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua (AICASA) provides health science training and undergraduate coursework to establish or reinforce the groundwork for degrees in medicine and other allied health professions. Students coming directly from high school who know the path to an MD degree is one they wish to pursue can apply to AICASA to earn an AS in Health Sciences.

AICASA believes that anyone with the talent, drive, and passion to be a qualified medical practitioner should not be denied the opportunity to realize that dream. The college provides a variety of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on the pre-medical and health sciences and offers many options, all of which may lead to an opportunity to earn an MD degree* or an associate of science (AS) degree in Health Sciences.... [-]


Contact

Address Jabberwock Rd
Saint John's, Saint John, Antigua and Barbuda