AUA, Antigua

AUA, Antigua

American University of Antigua

The American University of Antigua (AUA), part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group is a medical school founded in 2004 with the mission of addressing the growing shortage of physicians in the United States. With the support of Manipal University, AUA has developed into a hub of international education, spread over a modern 150,000 sq. ft. technologically advanced campus.


AUA is also one of the only US-modelled medical schools in the Caribbean, offering students hands-on training beginning in the first semester.


AUA’s Basic Sciences curriculum consists of two semesters per academic year. This is based on the top US medical school programs and coupled with AUA’s new campus which provides a learning experience unequalled in the Caribbean.


AUA's robust Clinical Sciences curriculum corresponds to real world needs and has more than 35 clinical sites. The program prepares students for a successful medical career.


AUA graduates have secured hundreds of residencies in prestigious teaching hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Alumni have distinguished themselves by becoming chief residents, earning significant awards, and obtaining competitive fellowships.

AUA is approved, recognised, accredited and licensed by:

  • New York State Education Department
  • Medical Board of California
  • Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education
  • Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions***
  • International Medical Education Directory
  • World Health Organisation

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*** Graduates of medical schools accredited by a body that is approved by this international agency would meet the ECFMG’s accreditation requirement for ECFMG certification.