Studying Medicine in the UK has always been highly competitive, with over 23,000 applications for around 7,500 annual places. Furthermore, a small number of students have deferred their place for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is likely to increase demand for spaces for 2021 entry.
The recently launched scholarship from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) has stirred much excitement within both UK schools and Universities. It’s offering scholarships in excess of £55,000 towards the tuition/fees.
AUA also has a collaboration agreement with Warwick Medical School that provides opportunities to a limited number of eligible students to apply for transfer to WMS and complete their degree there.
AUA’s campus is located in the pristine island of Antigua, which boasts of 365 beaches. The state-of-the-art facilities, qualified and experienced faculty and pioneering curriculum make this medical program a unique offering. A wide variety of on-campus and off-campus student housing further helps students to be in the proximity of the campus.
AUA offers a pathway to Medicine 6.5 Pre Med to MD and direct 4.5 Med Programme. AUA’s comprehensive curriculum allows students a great insight into a profession that is becoming increasingly important and sought after. Eligible students can, potentially, join the fast track 5.5 programme. Pre-clinical studies are at the campus in Antigua and the clinical sciences can be at any of the AUA-affiliated hospitals in the UK (including Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) or the US, Canada or India.
Choosing the right Medical School involves doing your due diligence, making sure the program has necessary accreditation/approvals and international recognition. Eligibility to be licensed to practice Medicine in many countries is also of critical importance. Upon passing the necessary licensure exams, AUA graduates are eligible to practice Medicine in the United Kingdom, in all 50 U.S. States, Canada, India, and worldwide.
With the UCAS deadline passed and BMAT testing finished, it’s a good time to think about whether you want to make a direct entry application to AUA. Once you submit your application, you’ll get a decision within 10 days.
Want to learn more about studying medicine at AUA? Register for our upcoming UK webinar that will cover a course outline, application process, scholarships, the UK pathway, and more.
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