This means that if you’re interested in multiple Caribbean Medical Schools, you’ll have to apply separately each time.
Direct applications usually consist of:
When you apply to American University of Antigua College of Medicine, the university will decide which of its three track options are the most suitable for you, depending on your academic credentials and experience. You’ll apply directly, via their website.
Once your complete application has been received, you’ll be scheduled for an interview and you’ll get a decision usually around three weeks after.
If you’re interested in joining one of AUA’s upcoming classes, you can apply or submit your AMCAS application right from their website.
When applying, AUA’s standard track has three options for students. AUA will determine which option is most appropriate for the entering student based on the academic credentials and success the student brings with him/her to the university.
Applying students have the following options:
In addition, UK students can participate in AUA’s International Track. Students applying via this track have the following options:
You’ll go through a multi-step process when you apply to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine – but they advise that proactive planning can simplify everything.
AUC’s online portal outlines all the requirements for international students, including those applying from Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or India. You can track your materials and stay on top of every aspect of your application in the portal.
The admission process at AUC is conducted on a holistic basis. They consider multiple factors like undergraduate performance, MCAT/UCAT scores (or similar tests), social and professional maturity, adaptability, volunteer work, and, if applicable, life experience and graduate performance.
If you need to take the MCAT, you’ll want to practice in advance. One of the best options is Magoosh, which offers full-length MCAT practice tests, customisable study schedules and tutorial videos. You can see their plans here.
AUC accepts students of any postsecondary major, but does require the following courses:
You will also need to submit the following with your application:
You’re also encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation with your application (one from an academic professor and one professional). Students cannot submit these applications themselves, they do need to come directly from the letter writer.
You can talk to an AUC School of Medicine admissions ambassador if you want to discuss your individual qualifications, circumstances, or your application in further detail.
Applicants to St. George’s University School of Medicine are selected individually for admission by considering each applicant’s academic strengths as well as their experiences and attributes. These factors are viewed in combination to consider how an individual might contribute value not only as a medical student, but also as a future physician.
Some Caribbean Medical Schools have rolling admissions and welcome a new intake at two or more points of the year. For example, some allow students to start their programmes in September, January and May. Others have one intake per year and usually start in August.
American University of Antigua College of Medicine has rolling admissions and two start dates: February and August. This means AUA doesn’t have firm application deadlines, but instead encourages applications as early as possible to avoid the chance of getting waitlisted.
AUC operates under a rolling admissions policy. This means they offer three start dates: September, January, and May. This gives you the freedom to start Medical School when it’s right for you – but you need to apply at least four weeks before the start of the semester.
SGU School of Medicine give you the flexibility to begin medical training in August, January, or April. The UK Pathway begins in January or September. SGU operates a rolling admissions cycle, which means the committee on admissions, the Faculty Student Selection Committee, reviews applications and make admissions decisions throughout the year.
Although there are no absolute application deadlines, students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to be considered for the next term start.
Acceptance at Caribbean Medical Schools tends to be higher than in the UK or US – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t competitive. You still need a really strong application to get shortlisted.
You need to have strong transcripts from your degree (or school grades if you’re going for the Premed pathway). You also need to craft a compelling Personal Statement that really gets across your motivation for studying Medicine.
And you need a strong CV that shows your commitment to Medicine in the form of volunteering work or other placements.
Your letters of recommendation are powerful when you’re applying to a Caribbean university. You’re required to send two, which gives you the chance to include some glowing words of praise from a previous professor and something to show you have real-world, professional experience.
If you’re looking for a boost to your application, you should consider:
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