2 years Full-time
American University of the Caribbean (AUC) offers an innovative and exciting pathway to a medical degree through a partnership with UCLan. This track is open to qualified non US citizen students holding a Bachelor’s Degree who seek a rigorous medical education designed to help them master the basic medical sciences and develop the necessary clinical skills to practice medicine in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
About the programme
This is a four- year programme consisting of a 160- week curriculum, with the first two years focused on studying the medical sciences and learning how to integrate what they learn with clinical practice. Students will complete UCLan’s Post Graduate Diploma in International Medical Sciences Programme, which AUC and its accreditor recognise as equivalent to the AUC medical sciences curriculum, before continuing their final 2 years of education in clinical sciences. Students complete their clinical clerkships rotations in the wide network of AUC–affiliated teaching hospitals in the US and the UK.
Students have early clinical exposure with medical cases and patient simulators and learn through a variety of teaching formats, including lecture, small group sessions and laboratory activities. This phase of study prepares students for United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Step 1, which is required for progression to the AUC clinical sciences portion of the Medical Doctor (MD) degree programme.
This programme is open to qualified candidates with a first degree, minimum Bachelor’s or equivalent, in any discipline (science- focused study preferable but not mandatory), from an accredited University.
Medical School Requirements
Al course include laboratory
*Biochemistry can be used to substitute for Organic Chemistry
+Statistics or Calculus can be substituted for Physics
Medical Admissions Test
Required for non-native English speakers, or applicants who graduated from institutions in which the education is not delivered in English, or as requested by the Admissions Committee if deemed necessary to assess success at AUC.
One of two exams may be taken :
Official transcripts from all schools attended. Notarized copies of the original transcripts may be directed to AUC when official transcripts are not readily available. However, official transcripts must follow the notarized copies prior to matriculation.
Application documents can be sent to :American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Department of Admissions, 880 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 202, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
For questions about transfer eligibility, please visit the AUC website.
*(Includes NBME Subject and Comprehensive Exams)
There are many reasons to consider this programme of study.
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To apply to AUC School of Medicine’s Medical Doctor degree program, please visit the AUC website.
AUC is committed to delivering excellence in medical education and exceptional service. If you have questions during or after the application process, please reach out to AUC’s dedicated team of admissions advisors.
For more information, please contact AUC Admissions Department
Telephone: +1 305-446-0600
The course prepares the students for the USMLE Step 1 examination, which is required to practise as a physician in the USA.
The programme makes use of didactic lectures, case-based learning, simulation – based learning, use of standardized patients, small group sessions and laboratory activities. Students take periodic exams over the course of the semester to assess their mastery of the curriculum, and build their knowledge through formative quizzes.
The UCLan Medical Society aims to be much more than a student group, it hopes to provide a home away from home for all students on the MBBS course. An independent group run by students, the members hope they can share their experiences of settling into university life whilst on such a demanding course. The Society provides you with the opportunity to attend several events/ trips throughout the year. UCLan Medical Society is not like any other society, we are not only members of one group we are also family.
A comprehensive understanding of human anatomy is essential for tomorrow’s doctors. The Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centre (HARLC) is a focal point for our students to engage in learning about the workings of the human body. Knowledge and understanding of anatomy is taught through a range of lectures and practical activities, including the use of anatomical models, teaching guides and instructional videos in this up-to-date centre. Access to the Centre’s resources is encouraged throughout the course for private and group study to promote independent learning skills and active learning. We believe the anatomy resources of the HARLC should support the student’s development of clinical skills and competencies.
Assessment is by a variety of methods including written assignments and practical and theoretical examinations.