American University of the Caribbean: UCAT and Course Information Guide

Thinking about studying Medicine by the beachside? The American University of the Caribbean is the place for you. This article will go through their academic and non-academic requirements to study their Medicine degree, including UCAT information.

In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of The American University of the Caribbean and the medicine courses it offers which require UCAT for admission.

An overview of the American University of the Caribbean

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine was established in 1878. Its primary focus is to train physicians on an international level.

Their main campus is situated in Cupecoy, Sint Maarten. This is where all students undertake the first few years of medical studies.

AUC also has many affiliated teaching hospital and clinical sites across US, UK, Canada and across the Caribbean. Students will usually undertake their final few years of studies at these affiliates.

AUC offers on-campus housing and dorms, and also off-campus accommodation. On-Campus accommodation includes furnished apartments (including dining tables, sofas, and beds), fully-equipped kitchens, en-suite bathrooms for each bedroom, air conditioning, living and dining spaces and many apartments also have a balcony facing the ocean view. Their on-campus housing is also a walk-able distance from the beach!

Students who choose to live off-campus have a choice between Beacon Hill, Cupecoy Beach, Pelican Key, Point Pirouette, and Simpson Bay. Price ranges for these apartments range depending on location and amenities. So, students can choose according to their budget.

AUC also offers a range of clubs and organisations that relate to Medicine, including Disaster Medicine Interest Group and Radiology Interest Group. Students can also explore the city on the weekends, with a range of options like ziplining, hiking, eating traditional cuisines and visiting the beach!



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American University of the Caribbean Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CourseCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Doctor of MedicineAcademic Requirements: 

  • Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited University, with a high overall GPA and high Science GPA


  • 1 year of Biology (8 credit hours), including laboratory
  • 1 year of General Chemistry (8 credit hours), including laboratory
  • 1 year of Organic Chemistry (8 credit hours), including laboratory
  • 1 semester of Physics (4 credit hours), including laboratory
    • Note: Students can substitute Physics with Statistics or Calculus

Entry requirements: 

American University of the Carribean accepts students based on their UCAT (or MCAT or GAMSAT) results, Personal Statement, educational/employment achievements, letters of recommendation, and their educational transcripts.


  • Non-US citizens/Permanent resident students must take the UCAT exam. UCAT scores are taken into consideration with other requirements to determine whether a student will be accepted into the Medicine course or not.

Personal Statement:

  • Students must write a personal statement that is no longer than 750 words, describing their interpersonal skills that are important for the medical profession. Students should also evidence their skills, motivation, and interest in the medical profession.

Educational/Employment history:

  • Students must submit a resume or CV listing a chronological history of their education, employment and volunteering experience from High School to present.

Letters of Recommendation:

  • Students must submit at least one letter from their previous academic professor (science preferred, but not necessary) and one professional letter
    • Note: 2 academic letters can be submitted if students cannot provide a professional letter


  • Official transcripts from all attended schools must be submitted

Application Process:

Students will need to do the following:

  • Complete an online application
  • Submit a personal statement
  • History
  • Official transcripts
  • Official MCAT report
  • Two letters of recommendation

More Information about the program:

  • This is a graduate entry course
  • American University of the Caribbean Medical degree is recognised internationally
  • AUC follows the American curriculum for Medicine degrees
5 Years full timeFirst 2 Years: St Maarten Campus

Years 3 – 5: US, Canada or UK



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