The mission of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is to provide an excellent medical education to qualified students of diverse backgrounds. This is to be accomplished within an atmosphere of academic integrity and scholarship, which fosters the highest standards in professional ethics and competence.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine was founded in 1978, upon a belief in the need for visionary, skilled, compassionate doctors.
AUC was originally chartered by the Government of Montserrat in the British West Indies. In 1995 Montserrat’s Soufrière Hills Volcano, which had been dormant throughout recorded history, came to life in an eruption that left much of the island buried and the southern half of the island uninhabitable. AUC then relocated to the beautiful island of St. Maarten, a location with a standard of living that is unparalleled in the Caribbean.
Three years later, in 1998, the School of Medicine completed a new multi-million-dollar teaching and learning facility featuring modern classrooms and laboratories, a virtual imaging anatomy lab, a microbiology lab, and a comprehensive medical library. In 2002, AUC’s modern one and two-bedroom student dormitory was constructed.
Over the past 30 years, AUC has grown in numbers and in stature. We have established partnerships with clinical sites in the United States and England. With unparalleled instruction and rigorous training, each day at AUC provides a fresh chance to live our mission of preserving, transmitting, and applying humanity’s accumulated medical knowledge and clinical skills to develop graduates whose accomplishments attest to their intellectual discipline.
As a result, in the years since AUC’s founding, more than 5,000 graduated physicians have made a significant impact in the field of medicine in countries around the world.