Regional Symposiums

AUC regularly hosts meetings and events that engage students, faculty, and other members of our medical school community in discussion around public health, medical education, and medical research and innovation. As a part of that effort, a regional symposium series was established in 2017, with the first event held in Miami, Florida with the Center for Haitian Studies. Future symposiums will convene students and faculty in regions throughout the United States and United Kingdom where AUC has affiliated teaching hospitals and a strong clinical presence. 

Northeast Regional Symposium - May 12, 2018

The Northeast Regional Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Doral Arrowwood Resort in Rye Brook, New York. With the theme of global health, this event will showcase student and clinical faculty work on topics related to international medicine.
Dr-Majid-Sadigh-(1).jpgDr. Majid Sadigh, Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health at the Western Connecticut Health Network and director of Global Health at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, will deliver this year's keynote address. Dr. Sadigh is an expert in global health and has traveled the world in support of humanitarian aid efforts. He has extensive training in infectious disease with particular focus on addressing and fighting the HIV epidemic. In 2016, he was honored with the Connecticut Hospital Association’s Healthcare Hero award.
The symposium will include a physician-led panel on challenges facing global health and student presentations addressing issues related to international medicine. AUC clinical students in the tristate area and beyond are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Submission guidelines and criteria are noted below.
The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with presentations and panel discussion ending by 5:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to a pre-session breakfast from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and a hosted reception and dinner from 5:00-7:30 p.m.   

*Registration will close on Friday, April 13, 2018
Symposium Program
Coming Soon
Call for Student Presentations
AUC students are invited to submit a presentation for consideration and possible inclusion in the program. Submission can be for an individual or group presentation.
A selection committee will choose up to six (6) presentations to be held at 30-minute increments throughout the symposium.
Submission Guidelines and Requirements

1. Submission should be on a topic relevant to Global Health or International Medicine.
2. Submission should be in PowerPoint (or equivalent) format.
3. Submissions may be by individuals or groups (preferred) of students.
4. The presentation should be no more than 20 minutes in length.
5. Submissions will be judged based on quality and relevance to conference theme.

Submissions must be sent to Dr. Robert Hecht, Associate Clinical Dean for the US, at by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Call for Global Health Elective Posters

Students who have completed a Global Health Elective through the Western Connecticut Health Network's Global Health Program are invited to participate in a poster and photograph exhibition. Posters can include photographs and personal reflections related to an experience while rotating abroad. 

Submissions must be sent to Dr. Robert Hecht, Associate Clinical Dean for the US, at by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.


AUC will be organizing transportation for clinical students based out of Danbury Hospital, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and Nassau University Medical Center.

CME Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint providership of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

Past Clinical Symposiums

2017 Southeast Clinical Symposium (Miami, Florida)