Unlike the UK, medical degrees from AUC are all at the graduate level, much like schools in the continental United States. AUC does not participate in The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), but you can fill out an application through the AUC website.
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Application Checklist for Candidates from the UK
Have a bachelor's degree and completed all necessary coursework (see below)
Complete the United Kingdom Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
Write a personal statement, or submit an existing one
Submit your university transcripts, academic history, and letters of recommendation
Interview with our admissions colleagues
Eligible candidates will need a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from a US, UK, or international undergraduate school), and will need to to complete all required coursework in the premedical disciplines listed below. AUC looks at your undergraduate performance, both cumulatively and in your prerequisite classes, when assessing your candidacy. The following coursework is required:
Biology: 1 year, including laboratory work.
General Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work
Organic Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work. Coursework should include both aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
Our admissions committee also looks for a generous exposure in mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Please read this fact sheet to see how the UK and UK grading scales compare. It also includes other useful information about what makes up a typical applicant to AUC.
Applicants must sit for either the UKCAT or the MCAT to meet admissions requirements. For the UKCAT, a score of 2420 or higher must be achieved for exams completed between 2012 and 2015. If you completed the new 2016 version of the UKCAT, please contact Jennifer Stovall, Associate Director of Admissions, for more information.
Note: If you need to request a replacement UKCAT score report, you'll need to complete this form. Please note that there is a £25 charge for replacement reports.
For the MCAT, applicants should try and attain a score of 25 or higher for the old version (pre-2015) and 496 or higher for the new version. We will, however, consider MCAT scores above or below that range.
Click here for MCAT resources relevant to UK students.
Your Personal Statement
Provide a personal statement no longer than 750 words concerning your medical career expectations. The statement should summarize your goals for your medical career, the personal attributes that qualify you to become a physician, and your assessment of your capacity to meet the technical standards of the university both under the pressures of life on a Caribbean island and in clinical settings which may provide cultural and logistical features differing from those to which you are accustomed.
All diplomas and coursework from outside the United States must be evaluated by a credentialing service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A listing of credentialing members can be found at www.naces.org.
Letters of Recommendation
AUC requires two (2) letters of recommendation: one from an academic instructor and a second from a professional or employer. Think of these as references: professors or instructors who can speak to your candidacy for medical school (preferably a science instructor who has taught you in a lecture setting) and employers who can comment on your professional aptitude, work ethic, and drive. If you've worked in the medical field, consider submitting a letter from your employer or supervisor. Additional supplemental letters are allowed and encouraged.
Unlike traditional UK or multiple mini interviews, you’ll complete one-on-one interviews with our Associate Director of Admissions for international applicants and with our Admissions Committee Chair. How you conduct yourself during this interview is important, and is considered along with all other factors in a candidate. Interviews are conducted via Skype™ unless an AUC representative is in the area.
UK applicants may be eligible for one of our scholarships. View the full list here.