Prior Prep Program (PPP)

The Prior Prep Program (PPP) is an intensive pre-medical program developed in conjunction with the AUA College of Medicine that prepares students with a BS/BA degree for medical school. The entire program lasts one semester. In addition, students will take an Education Enhancement Department (EED) class from AUA, which will teach valuable study skills such as note-taking, listening in a classroom setting, and time management. They will also get the opportunity to sit in on a few first-semester AUA classes including BLS and a few small group sessions.

Everyone who passes this program will get automatic acceptance into the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. Once admitted to AUA, qualified students may apply for federal student loans.

Program Tuition

The tuition for this program is $5,000. Students will receive a 50% refund of tuition if they do not successfully complete the course. Prepaid subsidized housing will be available for the PPP program at $1,500 for one semester**. Students will be responsible for utility charges. The housing damage deposit is $1,000.

To confirm a seat at PPP, students must submit a seat deposit of $500.

**You will be placed in Group 3 Selected AUA housing. In the event that you would like to live in a different housing option, you will be required to pay the full amount of your selection.

Transportation

  • Bus service - $450
  • Campus parking permit if required - $150

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance while actively enrolled. AUA/AICASA provides students with a limited benefit injury and sickness plan administered by United Health Care (UHC).  Semi-annual premiums are $1000.

Students are not required to purchase UHC health insurance and may choose to opt-out in favor of Outside Coverage. Outside Coverage is defined as a policy purchased separately, by the student, transacted directly with the student’s insurance carrier, not AUA/ AICASA.

Students choosing to opt-out of AUA/ AICASA provided UHC health insurance in favor of Outside Coverage must submit a Proof of Insurance Evaluation form in order to be approved for an insurance waiver. Scanned copies of insurance ID cards are NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE as proof of outside coverage. 

IMPORTANT: Students in attendance in Antigua who opt out of university-provided (UHC) accident/sickness coverage will be required to purchase repatriation/medical evacuation coverage through the university and UHC. The annual premium for this is $155 with no exceptions and no pro-rata payments.

Book List

  • Molecular Cell Biology 6th Edition by Harvey Lodish. [et al] ISBN-13: 978-0716776017 ISBN-10: 0716776014
  • Medical Terminology: A living Language (5th edition)) by Bonnie F. Fremgen and Suzanne S. Frucht ISBN-13: 978-0132843478

Next Steps

Contact admissions@aicasa.org or +1 888-282-8633 if you’re interested in this program.

Admissions Contact

Youland Morris

P.O. Box W-1451
University Park, Coolidge
St. John’s, Antigua, W.I.

ymorris@aicasa.net

Phone: +1 268-484-8900 x 2014

AICASA is

  • Accredited to offer an A.S. in Health Sciences degree by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a US-based national accrediting body.
  • Registered by the Antigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board, which recognized AICASA’s accreditation by ACICS.
  • Chartered by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to offer educational degrees.
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