American University of Antigua College of Medicine was founded in 2004 by a group of highly respected educators and physicians. Drawing on years of experience in international medical education, AUA’s founders developed the blueprint for a significant new medical education institution dedicated to providing avenues through which qualified and competent students could realize their dreams of becoming practicing physicians in the U.S. and Canada. AUA was founded with the commitment to support underserved communities and address the impending physician shortage with an emphasis on primary care. The curriculum is modeled after those utilized by top U.S. medical schools. The campus stands as a vanguard of technological innovation, incorporating the latest educational software and hardware for teaching, studying, and enhancing student-faculty communication.
AUA’s campus incorporates digital learning technology, sophisticated simulators, and custom-designed laboratory facilities that give instant access to a vast array of medical resources. From everyday skills needed for responsible practice to life-or-death decision making, students gather expertise in a supervised setting, which will prepare them to respond calmly and professionally to the demands of practicing medicine. Integrated learning systems in the classrooms allow for immersive, high-definition instruction, both on- and off- campus.
Admissions and Financial Aid
AUA admissions personnel are always available to help prospective students gain insight on AUA’s success rates and to answer any questions about the University. American University of Antigua offers information seminars across the United States and Canada. To help eligible students finance their education, American University of Antigua is proud to be one of only a few Caribbean medical schools to be approved to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan programs, and is approved by the Canadian ministry of education, allowing eligible students to receive Canadian federal loans, provincial loans, and federal grants.