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.
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.
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.
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.
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, www.accredmed.org), 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.