1000+

STUDENTS ON CAMPUS

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GB OF LECTURE
FOOTAGE

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STATE-OF-THE-ART CLASSROOMS

27

ACRE CAMPUS

Aptitude Over Scores

At AUA, our selection process emphasizes on the aptitude of the students and not just their scores. This ensures that we are able to provide medical education to deserving aspirants with the right aptitude.

Innovative Curriculum

AUA features cutting edge innovations in its curriculum that include concepts like the Home room and Curriculum Next. The Home room involves focused sharing of learning experiences by small groups of students, as against the traditional mass lectures where large numbers of students are addressed by a professor.

Infrastructure

AUA has the state-of-the-art medical infrastructure to support its cutting edge curriculum that includes Simulation lab, basic sciences and other laboratories for practical exposure, eminent faculty and excellent student housing options.

Placement

AUA graduates are highly valued across the globe. Our alumni are spread across over 35 states, securing residencies in prestigious teaching hospitals in the US and Canada. Read more about the placements that AUA Alumni has been able to secure.

Affordable Fees

Not only is the fees at AUA affordable when compared to other top medical schools abroad, but also there are several scholarships and easy finance options available for the deserving students. AUA offers attractive scholarships specifically for Indian citizens looking to study medicine abroad and set up their medical practice.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a key factor which helps medical graduates to successfully establish their practice in the United States, Canada, the UK, and India. Read more about all the accreditations that AUA has across the globe.

COURSE OFFERINGS

PRE MED PROGRAM


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

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

AUA MD PROGRAM


The MD program consists of two components: Basic Sciences, taught at AUA’s high-tech campus in Antigua, and Clinical Sciences, which consists of core and elective rotations that allow students to apply their Basic Sciences knowledge to real-world situations at affiliate teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and India.
A Basic Sciences Integration Course (BSIC) taught during 5th semester prepares students for the USMLE Step 1, which must be passed before proceeding to Clinical Sciences.

PRE MED PROGRAM

SEMESTERS 1-4
MANIPAL OR ANTIGUA

YEARS 1-2

BASIC SCIENCES

SEMESTERS 1-4
ANTIGUA

BSIC & USMLE 1

SEMESTER BSIC
ANTIGUA

CLINICAL SCIENCES

SEMESTERS 5-8
US, CANADA, INDIA

YEARS 3-6

APPROVALS AND ACCREDITATIONS

For many Caribbean medical schools, it takes over a decade to receive these recognitions, but AUA’s dedication to upholding the highest academic standards has not gone unnoticed by government jurisdictions, external agencies, and international accrediting bodies. In record time, the university has become one of the few to obtain prestigious accreditations that were earned after comprehensive evaluations confirmed the extraordinary quality of AUA’s facilities, curriculum, resources, faculty, administration, and student body. As a result of these recognitions, AUA graduates are eligible for residency and licensure throughout the United States and Canada. These recognitions also allow students to participate in clinical rotations there as well.

Commission for Independent Education (CIE) of Florida department of education(DOE)
Recognized By the Medical Board Of California in 2011
Graduates are eligible to participate in the national resident matching program (NRMP) and the Canadians Resident Matching service
Listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and the World Health Organization(WHO)
NewYork State Education Department(NYSED)
Accredited By the u.s. Department of Education
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions
Member Of The United Nation Academic Impact(UNAI)
Recognized By The Medical Council Of India (MCI) in 2016

WHY STUDY MEDICINE AT AUA?

Compared to most medical schools in the USA, the admission process at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine is simple and effortless for Indian students. The admission procedure at AUA lays emphasis is on aptitude and the passion to be a doctor, rather than marks. This makes AUA an ideal option for Indian students who aspire to study MBBS abroad.

Compared most med schools in the USA, the admission process at the American University of Antigua is simple and effortless for Indian students. The admission procedure at AUA, lays emphasis is on aptitude and the passion to be a doctor, rather than marks. This makes AUA an ideal option for Indian students who aspire to study MBBS abroad.

Many Indian students who aspire to study MBBS in USA discover that the undergraduate medical program works differently in the region. The medical schools in the US and the Caribbean Islands offer the Undergraduate M.D. (Medical Doctor) or D.O (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree as against the MBBS in medical universities abroad.

The Undergraduate Medical Degree from AUA is recognized by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Medical Board of California, Commission for Independent Education (CIE) of Florida, Department of Education (DOE), CAAM-HP, besides being recognized by the MCI. AUA’s Undergraduate Medical program is an MCI recognized course (Medical Council of India). This makes it easier for Indian students to pursue their PG in medicine in the US, Canada or in any top medical universities abroad.

The Undergraduate Medical Degree from AUA is a straightforward route to kick start your medical career in the US. Indian students, who graduate from AUA, are able to pursue their residency program at some of the top hospitals in the US. Upon graduation, these students are retained as valuable professionals by the US government and facilitate them to set up their practice.

The price tag can be quite steep in the med schools in US. The average fee for MBBS in USA will cost around USD 40,000 to USD 50,000 per year for four years, which approximately works out to USD 200,000 (approximately INR 30 to 35 lakhs per year and INR 1.4 crore for 4 years). This fee structure is applicable for students who qualify through the MCAT exam. In private medical colleges which offer admissions to International students without MCAT scores, the fees would be approximately over USD 100,000 per year.

AUA provides an affordable alternative for students looking to pursue undergraduate medical degree in USA. Compared to the medical degrees in US, AUA offers not just a more cost effective option, but also the duration of the program is much shorter thereby bringing the overall cost of education and living expenses further down.

AUA features cutting edge innovations in its curriculum that include concepts like the Home room and Curriculum Next.

The Home room involves focused sharing of learning experiences by small groups of students, as against the traditional mass lectures where large numbers of students are addressed by a professor. This ensures that the students come prepared for the lecture and discuss their perspectives which lead to better learning outcomes.

The Curriculum Next, unlike the traditional classroom lectures, focuses on individual knowledge and learning with greater attention to hands-on practical exposure through active learning activities. It not only helps students identify their areas of strength and gaps in knowledge but also helps them apply their learning in real life.

AUA has state-of-the-art medical infrastructure to support its cutting edge curriculum that includes Simulation Lab, basic sciences and other laboratories for practical exposure, eminent faculty and excellent student housing options, making it an attractive option for Indian students looking to study abroad.

The medical program at AUA lays a strong emphasis on hands-on learning to lay a strong foundation for students to build their medical career. The diversity in terms of population, culture & food and the scores of tourist population at the Island offer a diverse exposure with practical learning experience to medical students.

The beautiful tropical weather with stunning beaches would surely mesmerize Indian students who arrive at this amazing Island nation to pursue their medical degree abroad. With excellent accessibility, close proximity to the US, reasonable cost of living and a multi-cultural environment, Antigua is truly an Island paradise not just for tourists, but also scores of students who arrive from all over the world to pursue their dreams.

CAMPUS LIFE

Medical school isn’t limited to the classroom; it should provide a well-rounded and rewarding academic experience. American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine’s campus has dozens of opportunities for our students to expand their medical education beyond the confines of their lectures and textbooks. Discover what our campus can do for you.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Radha Padhy

“It was never a question about diversity at AUA. I remember seeing varied cultures, languages and people from India, Canada, the United States and there was really no distinction”

Dr. Sreekanth Cheruku

“When I see my colleagues practicing medicine through the United States, acheiving greater success, and pursuing their passions; It inspires me to recommend other students to join AUA”

Dr. Dhaval Pau

“AICASA/ AUA played a huge role in my medical education and career. It provided a solid foundation that shaped my learning experience as a medical student and resident”

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

MAHE is synonymous with excellence in higher education. With over 6 decades of experience, MAHE boasts of world class institutions like Kasturba Medical College (KMC) and Manipal Institute of Technology, among others. KMC is one of the top ranking medical institutions in India and has been a synonym for quality medical education in the world.

Backed by an infrastructure that is comparable to some of the best in the world along with a highly qualified and respected faculty, Manipal University presents an evolved environment of teaching and research. The University is a chosen destination for students from 59 countries, pursuing their dreams.

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