Admission Requirements

Academic requirements, prerequisite courses, and other factors

Qualifying for Medical School

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine's (AUC) Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing an applicant for consideration. These include undergraduate performance and MCAT score, as well as intellectual and social maturity, critical judgment, adaptability, volunteer work, and life experiences, and graduate school performance (if applicable).

Evaluation for admission is conducted on an individual basis. We encourage all applicants to speak with a member of our admissions team  to discuss their opportunity to attend AUC, including the competitiveness of their MCAT scores, GPA and other requirements. To contact an Admissions Representative, click here

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree: All students who matriculate to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • MCAT. Please note that AUC will not consider MCAT scores that are more than five years old.
  • Undergraduate performance: AUC looks at your grade point average, including both overall GPA and prerequisite GPA.

Medical School Prerequisites

  • Biology: 1 year, including laboratory work. Prospective students will benefit by taking courses in one or more of the following: Genetics, Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology, and Comparative Anatomy.
  • General Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work. Coursework should include both aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
  • General Physics: 1 year, including laboratory work. General introductory coursework should include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and nuclear radiation.

Supporting Documents

You'll need to submit the following supporting documents along with your application:

  • A personal statement, no longer than 750 words. AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) personal statements are also accepted.
  • Letters of recommendation—a minimum of one letter from an individual academic professor who taught you (science preferred, but not required), and one professional letter
  • A chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Official MCAT report

Visit this page for more information and details on supporting documentation.

Other Useful Resources

  • Contact an admissions representative
  • Meet our admissions team
  • Try our online candidate assessment tool (takes approximately 1 minute to complete; you'll need your MCAT and overall undergraduate GPA handy)
  • Download a complimentary viewbook for a deeper look at our program
  • For questions about transfer eligibility, please contact:
    Fasil Malik
    Senior Advisor
    fmalik@aucmed.edu
    305-446-0600, ext 8083


Note: AUC reserves the right to change admissions requirements, application procedures, and admissions policies at any time, without prior notice.