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American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), through our partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), in Preston, UK, offers the Doctor of Medicine Degree Program (MD). An innovative four-year program with the first two years focused on studying the medical sciences, through the delivery of a Post Graduate Diploma in International Medical Sciences from UCLan, which AUC recognizes as equivalent to its own medical sciences curriculum, and the final two years completing core clinical clerkships across AUC’s wide network of affiliated teaching hospitals. Our students learn from knowledgeable and dedicated faculty members, and are able train in unique global settings, developing an in-depth understanding of different healthcare systems and diverse patient populations.
  • Direct Admission 4-Year Graduate Entry MD Program
  • $80,000 USD International Scholarships available for those who apply and qualify*
  • Recognized by the Australian Medical Council^ and General Medical Council of the UK+
  • Eligibility to Practice in the USA, Canada, UK and abroad
  • Offered via UCLan, which is in the top 3.3 percent of all worldwide universities.^^


  • 1. One-on-One Dedicated Support

    One-on-one support with everything from selecting clinical rotations to choosing a medical specialty and preparing your residency applications. Our dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Student and Professional Development (OSPD) assists students who are preparing for residency by advising on the application process and providing necessary documents to match-related organizations such as the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). This individualized attention and expert insight helps position our students for competitive placements in postgraduate medical education programs.

  • 2. Residency Success

    AUC graduates obtain residency positions in a variety of postgraduate training programs throughout the United States and Canada. AUC’s 2019-20 graduating class achieved a 92% first-time eligible residency attainment rate.

  • 3. Clinical Rotations & Global Experiences

    Complete Clinical Rotations in the US or UK at AUC’s affiliated teaching hospitals. Plus, gain valuable clinical experience via our global electives. Complete rotations in five international locations: Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe and gain exposure to different healthcare settings and systems, and diverse patient populations.

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Three Convenient Start Dates

September | January | May


*AUC School of Medicine’s $80,000 USD International Scholarship is awarded to qualified applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of a country outside the United States or Canada. Requirements for eligibility are outlined below.
Award Amount
  • Maximum award amount is $80,000, based on continued eligibility requirements. Monies are awarded in US dollars.
Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship will only be awarded to citizens/permanent residents of countries outside the United States or Canada
  • Students who hold dual US-Canadian citizenship are not eligible for this scholarship
  • Incoming first-semester students and transfer students are eligible for this scholarship
  • For continued eligibility: Must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Must have undergraduate degree (bachelor’s level)  
  • Applicants must hold an offer of admission to AUC School of Medicine for the scholarship to be awarded
  • If a transfer student is accepted, granted advanced standing, and scholarship-eligible,then that student’s maximum award amount is dependent on his/her semester of placement.
How to Qualify
  • This scholarship will be awarded to qualified applicants during the enrollment process, after submission of a completed application to AUC School of Medicine.

Program Entry & Admission Requirements

Graduate entry for students with a Bachelor's degree

4 Year Doctor of Medicine Degree

The four-year medical degree program is open to qualified candidates with a first degree, minimum Bachelor’s or equivalent, in any discipline (science-focused study preferable but not mandatory), from an accredited university.

Medical School Prerequisites
  • Biology: 1 year (8 credit hours)
  • General Chemistry: 1 year (8 credit hours)
  • Organic Chemistry†: 1 year (8 credit hours)
  • General Physics*: 1 semester (4 credit hours)
All courses include laboratory
* Statistics or Calculus can be substituted for Physics.
† Biochemistry can be used to substitute for organic chemistry.
Medical Admissions Test
  • Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, or GAMSAT.
Please note that AUC School of Medicine will not consider MCAT, UCAT, and NEET scores that are more than five years old. For the GAMSAT, only scores that are less than two years old will be considered.
English Requirement
Required for non-native English speakers, or applicants who graduated from institutions in which the education is not delivered in English, or as requested by the Admissions Committee if deemed necessary to assess success at AUC School of Medicine. One of two exams may be taken:
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): AUC will consider ESL applicants who achieve a 6.5 or greater on the IELTS; however, we recommend a score of 7.0 or above.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): For ESL applicants completing the TOEFL, AUC will consider applicants achieving a score of 78 or higher; however, we recommend a score of 85 or above.
Supporting Documents
  • Personal Statement of no longer than 750 words.
  • Letters of Recommendation: A minimum of one letter from an individual academic professor who taught you (science preferred, but not required), and one professional letter. Two academic letters can be submitted if a professional letter cannot be obtained.
Educational/Employment History: CV or Resume

A chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience.


Official transcripts from all schools attended. Notarized copies of the original transcripts may be directed to AUC School of Medicine when official transcripts are not readily available. However, official transcripts must follow the notarized copies prior to matriculation.

Great Outcomes

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American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, founded in 1978, has more than 7,000+ graduates and is a major contributor of physicians to the United States healthcare system. School of Medicine offers a US-style curriculum designed to prepare graduates to be competitive for placement in postgraduate medical education programs in the North America and abroad. AUC School of Medicine is distinguished by providing students with international learning experiences, fostering a diverse learning environment, and encouraging and nurturing the commitment to community engagement and social accountability that we believe all physicians should practice and embody.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, is now one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and an employment-focused course portfolio containing over 350 undergraduate programs and nearly 250 postgraduate courses. The University has an established research reputation with world-leading or internationally excellent work taking place within the areas of Business, Health, Humanities and Science. As a truly global institution, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities and its partnership network extends to 125 countries.

Accreditation and Recognition AUC School of Medicine is accredited through 2021 by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM,, which is the accreditor used by the country of St. Maarten. The United States Department of Education, via the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), reviews the standards that countries use to accredit medical schools. The NCFMEA has determined that the ACCM’s accreditation standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits medical education programs in the United States.

AUC School of Medicine is recognized by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC)+ AUC School of Medicine graduates are automatically eligible to apply to take the PLAB (Professional and Assessment Board) test and apply for GMC registration without requiring an individual assessment. This automatic institutional recognition gives AUC graduates a clear path to pursue a residency position in the UK and makes them eligible to apply for UK licensure.

AUC School of Medicine is recognized by the Australian Medical Council (AMC)^ and is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.