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American University of the Caribbean
About American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)
For 30 years, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine has provided exceptional education to students from the United States and around the world. The university offers unparalleled instruction in the medical sciences and rigorous clinical training. At AUC, you will have the freedom to pursue your medical career in a place that represents a community of students just like you— students who are bright, ambitious and determined to let nothing get in the way of receiving an excellent medical degree.
Originally founded in Montserrat, British West Indies, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine relocated its Medical Sciences campus to St. Maarten, in the Netherlands Antilles, due to volcanic eruptions on Montserrat in 1995.
The first two academic years of Medical Sciences are taught in St. Maarten on a modern campus. Completed in 1998, the multi-million dollar facility provides a perfect setting for teaching and learning. The campus boasts a dramatic three-story atrium, courtyard, and beautiful landscaping. All buildings are air-conditioned while external structures provide refreshing breezeways and shaded paths.
Comprehensive study is promoted by offering students contemporary lecture halls enhanced with audio/visual technology, fully equipped research and anatomical dissection laboratories, clinical patient examination rooms, an extensive library with an up-to-date student computer center, and more. A cafeteria is available as well as numerous common areas designed for student study and relaxation.
Tuition and Fees - Effective Fall 2011Fees
Application Fee: $100 (non-refundable)
Enrollment Reservation Fee
A one-time enrollment reservation fee in the amount of $1,600 is payable to AUC by the date specified in the acceptance letter to secure a place in class. At registration, $1,000 of the enrollment reservation fee will be applied to the cost of tuition for students who matriculate to AUC. Accepted applicants who notify AUC in writing at least two months prior to the start of a semester that they do not intend to matriculate will receive a $1,000 partial refund of the paid enrollment reservation fee.
Tuition Per Semester - Medical Sciences:
A $500 non-refundable deferral fee is to be paid with an approved request to defer the matriculation date. Deferrals shall be granted at the discretion of the Director of Admissions on a case-by-case basis.
Housing Security Deposit
A security deposit of $1,650 is payable to reserve housing.
AUC's medical school facilities and curriculum are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). The United States Department of Education has determined that the ACCM’s accreditation standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits medical education programs in the United States. AUC students are therefore eligible to apply for student loans under the U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program.
New York, California and Florida require institutional review and approval, or licensure, prior to the conduct of clinical clerkships. Approval by the Medical Board of California is also necessary for physician licensure in that state. Many other states defer to California's approval for the purpose of licensure because most do not have their own approval process. In the case of New York, only graduates of medical schools approved by the state of New York may obtain a residency in that state. As it happens, one third of residency programs in the United States are conducted in New York. Recognition by the Texas Medical Board facilitates an AUC graduate's application for physician licensure.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is approved by the Medical Board of California, the Texas Medical Board and the New York State Board for Medicine. Additionally, AUC is fully licensed by the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education.
Information received from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine website.
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