College Profile: American University of Antigua School of Medicine
AUA’s program is designed to make sure that students meet the necessary requirements of medical and nursing licensure in the United States. In addition, our curriculum ensures that students receive an education similar to the finest medical and nursing schools in the U.S. AUA is unique because it is the only hospital-integrated medical school in the Caribbean with a medical education program based on U.S. school curriculum that incorporates hospital experience. Instead of just classroom instruction, students accompany attending physicians and nurses on rounds and have patient contact at the hospital in Antigua beginning in their first semester.
AUA will prepare its students to achieve passing scores on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examinations and NCLEX and will also provide clinical clerkship opportunities in some of the best teaching hospitals in the U.S. We have affiliations with over 20 teaching hospitals where students will complete their clinical training -- and the number is constantly growing. These hospitals are located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
There are only a few states in the U.S. that require approval for international medical schools. Although less than 5 years old, the AUA program is proud to be one of a handful that has been approved by the state of New York, giving our students the option to complete their clinical training and residencies at NY State-approved hospitals.
At AUA we continually strive to make a positive difference in the lives of the people around us. If you have the drive, the passion and the calling to heal the sick and find cures, then we invite you to join us and be a part of the solution.