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, including experience in the healthcare sector (including nursing, emergency medical response, chiropractory, and related fields).


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

  • Baccalaureate 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: All AUC applicants are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) to meet admission requirement. For incoming 2014-2015 students, the average MCAT score was 25. (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.
  • A generous exposure to mathematics, humanities, and social sciences is desired for AUC admissions.

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 undergraduate transcripts
  • Official MCAT report

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

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