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