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OUR MD PROGRAM

AUA College of Medicine, a division of Manipal Global Education Services, is the perfect choice for Indian students with a passion for medicine. Many Indian alumni are currently in residency or practicing throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified students who complete premedical coursework at Manipal University in Manipal or American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA) † are guaranteed acceptance into AUA College of Medicine.

2 Years

PRE - MED PROGRAM

This program is ideal for high school graduates and non- traditional students who are committed to pursuing careers in medicine.

  • Students may complete the program at Manipal University or
    AICASA.
  • The curriculum provides a comprehensive approach to
    premedical training, emphasizing the development of critical
    thinking skills.
4 Years

AUA MD PROGRAM

The MD program consists of two components. The first, Basic Sciences, is taught at AUA’s high-tech campus in Antigua. Afterwards students complete a Basic Sciences Integration Course (BSIC), which prepares them for the USMLE Step 1.

Students then proceed to Clinical Sciences, which consists of core and elective rotations at teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Through the Global MD Program, offered in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU), students can complete all of their core rotations at clinical sites affiliated with FIU, a US medical school. Elective rotations are also availabe in Canada and India for those interested.

AUA’S CAMPUS

WHERE INNOVATION BEGINS

FACULTY & CURRICULUM

  • Our experienced faculty have MDs, PhDs, and MBBSs
  • A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and lecture caps at 100 students ensure methods of instruction are adjusted to suit individual learning styles.
  • Homerooms are 24/7, personalized study spaces where a small group of 10 students participate in team- and case-based learning.

LIBRARY & FACILITIES

  • Our 800-seat multi-story library, open 24/7, offers an extensive selection of medical journals.
  • Small group rooms and individual sectionals are available for private study.
  • Our Educational Enhancement Department is available for tutoring, mentorship, study skills, and time management.
  • Echo360 Lecture Capture & Blackboard Learn technologies available.

LABS

  • The Anatomy Lab includes plastinated body part specimens and cadavers.
  • The Osler Suites, simulated doctors’ offices, allow students to interact with patients and refine their bedside manner.
  • The Clinical Skills Lab allows students to gain experience in patient care.

CENTER FOR SIMULATED LEARNING

  • AUA’s simulators are at the forefront of medical technology. They incorporate challenging clinical scenarios using the latest interactive software.
  • Our training simulators, SimMan 3G ® , SimBaby TM , Harvey ® , and Noelle ® , are so sophisticated even physicians use them!

LIVING IN ANTIGUA

  • Direct flights to V.C. Bird International Airport from New York, Miami, London, and Toronto
  • Ideal weather year-round
  • English-speaking population
  • Reliable and safe public transportation
  • US-style supermarkets near campus
  • 100+ restaurants offer everything from fine dining to fast food

ON CAMPUS HOUSING

SLEEP SOUNDER. STUDY BETTER. GET TO CLASS FASTER.
  • 2 bedroom apartments with shared bathroom
  • 3 private bedroom apartments
  • 1 bedroom has private bathroom
  • 2 bedroom apartment with shared bathroom
American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine has been approved, recognized, and accredited by these institutions:

U.S. Department
of Education

Medical Board of California

New York State
Department of Education

Florida Department
of Education

CAAM-HP
Why is this important?*

World Health Organization

United Nations
Academic Impact

General Medical Council

The first-time USMLE Step 1 pass rate* for our students is 89 percent over the last five years, while the USMLE Step 2 CK first-time pass rate* over the last five years is 95 percent.
*based on 2018 – 2022 data reported by ECFMG

BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT AUA :
  • 40% of the student population are of Indian descent.
  • Many Indian student organizations on campus.
  • Professors have taught at Manipal institutions.
  • Students can apply for clinical rotations in India.
  • Qualified Indian graduates are eligible to take the Medical Council of India screening test.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the premedical program must have passed India’s 10+2, UK A-Level/IB, US 12 th grade, or equivalent exam.

Indian applicants do not need to submit MCAT scores, but on a case-by-case basis may be asked to submit TOEFL or IELTS score reports.

APPLICATION CHECK LIST
AUAMED.ORG / ADMISSIONS
  • Official trancripts from all secondary and post- secondary schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Personal statement
  • $35 non-refundable application fee
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report, if requested
  • Complete application form
SCHOLARSHIPS
FORINDIANCITIZENS & RESIDENTS
  • $10,000 awarded in increments of $2,500 for each of the four semesters of the AICASA premed program
  • $47,500 awarded in increments of $9,500 for each of the five Basic Sciences semesters of the MD program
  • $39,000 awarded in increments of $9,750 for each of the four Clinical Sciences semesters of the MD program

* CAAM-HP

is the Caribbean Medical School equivalent to LCME, which accredits US and Canadian Medical Schools. Within 6 years (2023), which is just about
the time you will be applying for licensure, if you have not attended a medical school approved by an accrediting body similar to the LCME, you will NOT be
permitted to obtain licensure to practice medicine in the United States.

OUR GRADUATES

MADE A DIFFERENCE

DR . SREEKANTH CHERUKU

Class of 2010

Dr. Cheruku is a board-certified anesthesiologist practicing in Dallas, TX.

He was a Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic and a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow at Duke University Medical Center.

DR. RADHA RANI PADHY

Class of 2013

Dr. Padhy is an OB/GYN resident at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY.

She completed a year of gynecologic pathology research at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

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