American University of Antigua – Manipal Academy of Higher Education

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ANTIGUA

OVERVIEW

AUA was founded in 2004 with the mission of addressing the growing shortage of doctors in the United States. Garnering the support of world-renowned Manipal Academy of Higher Education, AUA has developed into a hub of international education, centred in a recently-built 150,000 sq ft and technologically advanced campus. The basic sciences curriculum at AUA consists of two semesters per academic year. This is in line with US medical school programs and, coupled with AUA’s new campus, provides a learning experience unequalled in the Caribbean.

ACADEMICS

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine was established with the US medical educational model in mind. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students to become compassionate, knowledgeable, highly-competent physicians by providing them with early hands-on clinical training and opportunities to hone their professional skills. Our curriculum, especially the Homeroom Concept, focuses on making medical education more personalized, keeping classes small, and creating academic partnerships between students and faculty that force them to challenge and support each other.

The MD program consists of two components: Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences.

Basic Sciences courses are taught at AUA’s high-tech campus in Antigua. Courses follow a two-semester schedule. AUA’s distinguished faculty is available to mentor students on the foundations of medicine. Students are provided with immersive, preclinical training at the on-campus simulation center and at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, one of the most advanced hospitals in the Caribbean. This early exposure to clinical situations allows students to excel in their rotations during their clinical years.

Clinical Sciences courses are taught at AUA-affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and India. Here, students apply the knowledge they learned during Basic Sciences to real-life situations. Students participate in a set of core rotations and choose their electives from a diverse selection of rotations, which are designed to mold students into well-rounded doctors.

BASIC SCIENCES

Basic Sciences makes up the first two years of the MD program at American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. It lays the foundation and sets the tone for every piece of knowledge that students will acquire, draw from, and expand upon throughout their medical educations and careers.

Curriculum Next

As a US-modeled institution, AUA College of Medicine maintains high expectations and challenges itself to innovate. AUA’s faculty, administration, and Education Enhancement Department (EED) have designed a curriculum that stays true to its vision of an MD program free of stale, lecture-based formats. Our MD program is highly-individualized and interactive.

At other medical schools, students are often forced to contend with overflowing lectures that number in the hundreds of students, professors who know them as little more than names in a roll book, and a style of instruction based on rote learning. Fortunately, AUA has always managed to avoid these issues but as a school dedicated to continually raising its standards, we took a major step forward by creating the Homeroom Concept.

The Homeroom Concept

Homerooms

Students are assigned to a homeroom of 20 students, this breaks into two small study groups of 10 and guided by a faculty facilitator, which keeps our student to faculty ratio 10:1 for Semester 1, and 20:1 Semester 2. Two of these small study groups are assigned a permanent classroom or “Homeroom” that serves as an academic base of operations. Four homerooms come together as a College for large group activities, such as lectures, and Team Based Learning.  Each Homeroom is fully-equipped with every digital tool necessary to access learning resources. By studying and learning in Homerooms and attending activities together in our state-of-the-art Simulation Lab, students develop strong bonds that encourage them to challenge and support one another as they get closer to earning their medical degrees.

Learning As a Two-Way Street

With a permanent home in a small-group setting on the AUA campus, every student learns in a highly personalized study environment. They work one-to-one with their faculty facilitators who can adjust their methods of instruction to suit individual learning styles. Students and facilitators form academic relationships that are more cohesive than they would be in a larger, superficial setting and become more invested in each other’s success.

Basic Science Curriculum

Education Enhancement Department

GLOBAL HEALTH MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) Global MD Program is conducted in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU).

The Global MD Program is a comprehensive, four-year longitudinal track in global health that is integrated into the curriculum at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Global Health has been defined as “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide” by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Global Health addresses the health of populations in a global context and transcends the political boundaries of nations focusing on social determinants of health, healthcare disparities including infectious and non-communicable disease issues, human rights as well as economic development, and policy and system issues.

The purpose of the Global Health Track is to support and guide students in developing expertise in global health issues with the goal of subsequent career involvement involving patient care, service, policy making, research and education at a global level.
Students attending the Global Health Track will be introduced to the study of community and public health, primary care, epidemiology and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases on a global basis.

The required textbook is: Global Health 101, 3rd edition, Richard Solnick, MPA, Yale, School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut,
ISBN-13: 9781284050547

The Global Health Track is open to all eligible entering medical students at AUA

The 2-year BASIC SCIENCE Component is conducted on the campus of AUA in Antigua. It consists of five 2-week blocks (before and after semester one and after semesters two, three and four) and longitudinal coursework during semesters one through four. Lectures will cover a variety of Global Health topics including social determinants of health, medical anthropology, global health education, community based medicine, healthcare delivery systems, cultural competence, human rights, international relief organizations and projects, United Nations, World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, disaster response and management, communicable and non-communicable diseases, population research and epidemiology among others. In addition, students will be introduced to research methodology and will receive American Heart Association instructor training in BCLS and ACLS. The components include an introduction to Medical Spanish and are supplemented by a Global Health Journal Club. A minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to pass each block.

The CLINICAL SCIENCE component is conducted at FIU affiliated clinical sites in Florida and AUA affiliated clinical sites within the US and abroad. Students will participate in the advanced introduction to clinical medicine (FM1/IM1) at FIU and the AUA-FIU Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program (upon successful completion of requirements and acceptance by the graduate certificate program admission committee). After completion of the graduate clinical core rotation certificate program, students will be eligible for elective rotations through FIU and AUA in the US and internationally. In addition to elective rotations in various medical fields those rotations include research opportunities and travel medicine. Students will have the opportunity to join AUA faculty initiated international relief projects and to deepen their expertise in global health research. The clinical component will be supplemented by medical Spanish exposure and will include a capstone project in Global Health. 100% attendance is required during the clinical component. Please note that in order to be promoted to the clinical science component, students will have to meet the Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program’s admissions criteria established by FIU including but not limited to passing USMLE Step 1.

At the completion of the program, a student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of social determinants of health, health equity, social justice, and governmental policy in terms of their impact on the distribution of health services in low-resource settings within the United States and internationally
  • Demonstrate understanding of health and human rights issues and determinants of health specific to immigrant, migrant, internally-displaced, and refugee populations
    Understand specific needs of the medically underserved and uninsured
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective advocacy strategies for health systems improvement within the global context
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with the patient, family, and caregivers with sensitivity to sociocultural and health literacy issues so that the diagnosis and plan of care are clearly understood and pertinent to their specific situation
  • Understand the epidemiology of global communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Identify and adapt evidence-based resources and tools for use in limited-resource healthcare settings
  • Interact in a cross-cultural manner sufficient to deliver basic medical care, including working with translators
  • Perform an efficient comprehensive physical examination when practicing supervised in an internationally located office, hospital, or skilled nursing setting, being mindful of cultural factors, including gender, modesty, and religious practices
  • Use clinical skills to appropriately diagnose and treat patients under supervision in the context of local resource availability
    Select, perform, and interpret under supervision diagnostic procedures within the context of limited resource healthcare settings
  • Formulate a plan of care that is relevant and practical in a specific cultural setting
  • Demonstrate understanding of resources and issues pertinent to travel medicine, health risk prevention, health maintenance, and variations in healthcare services that are specific to international travel
  • Discuss treatment plans based on knowledge of global influences, utilizing resources that include local, state, federal, and international agencies, as applicable
    Recognize his or her own practice limitations and seek consultation with other healthcare professionals and systems resources to provide optimal care within a global context
  • Understand the organization, financing, and systems health indicators of international healthcare systems.

The student should develop attitudes that encompass:

  • Commitment to lifelong learning and contribution to the body of knowledge about global health
  • Recognition of his or her own biases and stereotypes related to healthcare delivery in international settings
  • The need to balance compassion, humanism, realism, and practicality in the consideration of heath care delivered in specific global settings
  • Respect for dignity and autonomy through self-care and self-determination within a cultural and global context
  • A desire to advocate for systems change to improve the health of the community in which he or she practices.

Upon completion of the Global Health Track, completion of requirements of the Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program and all requirements for graduation from AUA (including but not limited to passing all in-house and external exams and passing all required courses and clerkships) the student will receive the MD degree and the Global Health Certificate from AUA as well as the certificate of completion of the Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program from FIU*.

*Students who complete the FlU Graduate Core Clinical Clerkship Certificate Program are not graduating from an LCME accredited medical education.

bhhs

BHHS DEGREE

Overview

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN HEALTH SCIENCES (BHHS) DEGREE

This eight-semester degree program will provide students who are already enrolled in the MD Degree Program at AUA College of Medicine with the opportunity to earn a B.S. in Human Health Sciences. The BHHS degree is designed for students who have earned their A.S. through American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA)* and/or do not have a B.S./B.A. degree upon enrolling in AUA College of Medicine.

Upon completion of this and the MD degree, graduates will have established an exceptionally focused medical background, which makes them more attractive to residency program directors. The BHHS degree provides a useful foundation for further graduate studies in sciences and enables students to pursue careers in medical labs, medical research and teaching, the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and other related fields.

*Degree conferred by AUA College of Medicine. AUA and AICASA are two wholly separate educational institutions.

Admissions Criteria

All applicants to the BHHS degree must have applied and been accepted to AUA College of Medicine. Applicants must request to be considered for the BHHS program, in writing, to the Admissions Committee and will be evaluated on his/her merits. Please visit the admissions requirements page for more details on applying to AUA.

U.S. and Canadian Applicant Admissions Criteria

This degree is designed for:

1. High school graduates with no advanced degrees who enroll at AICASA and are accepted to AUA College of Medicine

2. Transfer students who are accepted to the A.S. in Health Sciences Program at AICASA and are accepted to AUA College of Medicine

3. Transfer students from accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States

4. Students with no advanced degree who enroll at AUA College of Medicine

5. Students with advanced degrees who enroll at AUA College of Medicine and elect to earn an additional BHHS degree

Applicants who elect to first earn an A.S. in Health Sciences degree: All applicants must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Most applicants possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least 1100 or 24 on the SAT or ACT, respectively. If the Admissions Committee agrees, applicants who have taken and passed college courses may use completion of these credits to substitute for lower than expected high school GPA or SAT/ACT scores. For more information, please visit the AICASA website.

AICASA and AUA accept transfer credits from accredited institutions within the United States, as approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Courses from non-U.S. institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. The Admissions Committees of AICASA and AUA will evaluate courses from previous colleges and schools prior to the applicant being accepted. The transfer of credit is at the discretion of the Admissions Committees and is not guaranteed.

International Applicant Admissions Criteria

The following international applicants are eligible for the degree:

1. Graduates from international academic institutions equivalent to U.S. secondary school education and who meet language standards established by the College

2. Transfer students from international academic institutions equivalent to U.S. post-secondary school education and who meet language standards established by the College

For applicants from international institutions, evidence of completion of their education must be submitted with an official English translation and an evaluation of credentials by an accredited evaluation service approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

International applicants whose native language is not English and who have completed less than thirty credits at an English language college or university must provide the official record of the scores for ONE of the following exams:

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

– The minimum acceptable score is 550 on the paper-based test or 60 on the computer-based test.

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

– The minimum acceptable score is 5.5.

CARICOM Applicant Admissions Criteria

All applicants from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries must have earned a high school diploma, 5th-form diploma or its equivalent, and most will have a GPA of at least 3.0. The applicant should also have General or Technical CXC scores of 1 or 2 in four of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and/or Biology (a score of 3 is allowed for one subject). SAT and ACT scores from CARICOM applicants are not required.

Coursework

In addition to undergraduate foundation courses in the sciences and general education, students will be required to demonstrate competency in the following human health science disciplines:

1. Anatomy & Cell Biology

2. Biochemistry

3. Epidemiology & Biostatistics

4. Behavior & Medical Ethics

5. Microbiology & Immunology

6. Pathology

7. Pharmacology & Toxicology

8. Physiology

Practical experience will be obtained through required laboratory exercises.

General Education Requirement

The General Education Requirement encompass 36 credit hours divided among the following three categories:

1. Science / Mathematics

This category includes courses such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and mathematics theory and analysis. Courses required for the major do not qualify as general education credits.

2. Humanities

This category includes courses such as literature, philosophy, logic, foreign language, art, music appreciation, and communications.

3. Social Sciences

This category includes history, economics, political science, geography, sociology, anthropology and psychology.

Students must complete at least one course in each of these categories.

Required Undergraduate Courses

STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM AICASA:

The A.S. in Health Sciences program, through AICASA, currently offers the minimum 60 undergraduate credits, including 36 credits of general education courses, required for the BHHS degree. These are:

Semesters 1 and 2                                                                                                            

1. English 1 and 2

2. Pre-Calculus or College Algebra

3. Calculus

4. Chemistry I and II (w/lab)

5. Biology I and II (w/lab)

Courses offered at AICASA

Course name Number of courses Number of credit hours Course Number
English and Composition I and II 2 6 ENG 100/101
Pre-Calculus 1 4 MATH 110
Calculus 1 4 MATH 111
General Chemistry I and II (w/lab) 2 8 CHEM 110/111
Introductory Biology I and II (w/lab) 2 8 BIO 110/111

Semesters 3 and 4   

1. Physics I and II (w/lab)

2. Psychology or Sociology

3. Cell Biology

4. Organic Chemistry I and II (w/lab)

5. Human Anatomy and Physiology (w/lab)

6. Microbiology/Genetics (or a 4 credit Microbiology or 4 credit Genetics course)

Courses offered at AICASA

Course name Number of courses Number of credit Hrs Course Number
Introductory Physics I and II (w/lab) 2 8  PHY 110/111
Cell Biology 1 3 BIO 210
Introductory Psychology 1 3 PSY 100
Organic Chemistry I and II (w/lab) 2 8 CHEM 210/211
Human Anatomyand Physiology 1 5 BIO 220
Genetics and Microbiology 1 4 BIO 212

Elective: SPAN 101 Basic Spanish (5 credits)

36 credits of these courses count towards the general education requirement as outlined below:

1. Science/Mathematics (30 credits minimum from below)

Introductory Biology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Introductory Physics I and II

2. Humanities (3 credits minimum from below)

English and Composition I and II, Spanish 101

3. Social Sciences (3 credits)

Psychology

STUDENTS ENTERING BASIC SCIENCES WITH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR AT LEAST 90 UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS: 

Undergraduate coursework must include the following:

• General Biology I course – 3 credits

• General Biology I Lab – 1 credit

• General Biology II course – 3 credits

• General Biology II Lab – 1 credit

• General Chemistry I course – 3 credits

• General Chemistry I Lab – 1 credit

• General Chemistry II course – 3 credit

• General Chemistry II Lab – 1 credit

• Organic Chemistry I course – 3 credits

• Organic Chemistry I Lab – 1 credit

• Organic Chemistry II course – 3 credits

• Organic Chemistry II Lab – 1 credit

• Physics I course – 3 credits

• Physics I Lab – 1 credit

• English I course – 3 credits

• Mathematics (Calculus OR Statistics) – 3 credits

Thirty-six (36) credits of general education courses divided among the following categories.

1. Science/Mathematics

2. Humanities

3. Social Sciences

[Note: At least three credits in each for a total of 36]

Required Basic Science Courses 

Basic Science courses will be offered during semesters 1-4 at AUA College of Medicine:

These courses are designed to provide students with a broad knowledge in the following areas:

1. The human body and function:

• The structure of the human body and organs

• The function of body systems

• The pathology of human diseases

• Identification of disease

2. The biological aspects of health and diseases:

• Viral and cellular function

• Genetics, genetic engineering, and biotechnology

• Biochemical and molecular basis of disease

3. Health:

• Human health and the environment

• Epidemiology

These are the core courses for the BHHS degree.

Semester 1

   Course (s)  Number of credit hours  Course number
 1 Human Structure and Function I 7 5112
 2 Molecular Basis of Medicine I 6 5113
 3 Introduction to Clinical Medicine I 4 5114
 4 Mind, Brain, Behavior I 4  5115

Semester 2

   Course (s)  Number of credit hours  Course number
 1 Human Structure and Function II 8 5211
 2 Molecular Basis of Medicine II 5 5212
 3 Introduction to Clinical Medicine II 4 5213
 4 Mind, Brain, Behavior II 4  5215

Semester 3

 Course (s)  Number of credit hours  Course number
 1 Disease, Immunity, Therapeutics I 12 6321
2 Introduction to Clinical Medicine III 4 6324
3 Mind, Brain, Behavior III 4 6325

Semester 4

 Course (s)  Number of credit hours  Course number
 1 Disease, Immunity, Therapeutics II 14 6421
2 Introduction to Clinical Medicine IV 5 6424
3 Mind, Brain, Behavior IV 4 6425

Degree Requirements

To receive this degree, students must:

• Pass 141 credit hours of combined undergraduate and basic science courses (80 must be basic sciences).

• Maintain a 2.00 (C) grade point average in all course work and a 2.00 (C) in all major course work attempted.

• Complete a minimum of 60 credits of undergraduate work.

• Complete four semesters of Basic Science coursework at AUA College of Medicine.

• Complete the General Education Requirement.

Tuition and Fees

There are no additional tuition and fees for BHHS degree courses. Tuition and fees are assessed based on the current standing of a student enrolled either in AICASA or AUA.

Please refer to the following websites for current tuition and fees:

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

tuition financial aid

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

Tuition & Fees

TUITION AND FEES INFORMATION

EFFECTIVE FALL 2018
Semester Tuition Fees Total
Basic Sciences semester 1 $19,700 $810 $20,510
Basic Sciences semester 2 $19,700 $735 $20,435
Basic Sciences semester 3 $19,700 $690 $20,390
Basic Sciences semester 4 $19,700 $940 $20,640
BSIC (Intersession) $18,950 $615 $19,565
Clinical Sciences 5 $26,800 $700 $27,500
Clinical Sciences 6 $26,800 $700 $27,500
Clinical Sciences 7 $26,800 $700 $27,500
Clinical Sciences 8 $26,800 $700 $27,500
Tuition for AUA Global Medicine (GMD) Program is an additional $2,000 surcharge per semester.
Tuition for FIU students enrolled during semesters 5-8 is an additional $260 per week.
Fees Breakdown by Semester
Description Amount Semester
Basic Life Support Fee $85 BASIC 1
Student Services Fee $75 BASIC 1-4
ECG Comp Level 1-2 Fee $35 BASIC 1
Pre-Advance Cardio Life Support Fee $45 BASIC 2
NBME Testing Fee $165 BASIC 1, 2, 3, 4, & BSIC
Advance Cardio Life Support Fee $250 BASIC 4
Clinical Testing Fee $250 CLINICAL 5-8
Technology Fee** $450 ALL SEMESTERS
**Technology fee includes all educational resources required to complete coursework; no additional textbooks will be needed
Health Insurance
Semi-Annual Premium (Aug 1 and Feb 1) $860

Health Insurance

All AUA students are required to have health insurance while actively enrolled. AUA provides students with a limited benefit injury and sickness plan administered by United Health Care (UHC). Semi-annual premiums are $860.

Students are not required to purchase AUA UHC health insurance and may choose to opt out. Email insurance@auamed.org for more information.

Housing and Housing Damages Deposit

New students are required to live in student housing (for information and pricing, click here) during their first semester and must pay a $1,000 housing damages deposit (HDD). Both rent and HDD are due prior to the start of classes along with all other charges for tuition and fees.

University Refund Policy

Refunds are given for tuition and academically related fees, only when students officially withdraw and a credit balance results from the appropriate tuition adjustment. Tuition credit adjustments will be given according to the following:

  • Official withdrawal prior to the first day of class – Credit adjustment for 100% of tuition.
  • Official withdrawal after the start of classes — Prorated credit adjustment for tuition based on the percent of time not attended after the last date of attendance.  There will be no tuition credits after 60% of the semester has passed.

Transportation

Students may optionally purchase bus transportation to/from student housing and campus for $450 per semester.  10-day bus passes are available for $20 each.  Campus parking permits are available for $150 per semester.

Tuition and fees are subject to change as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee.

American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES (SFS) PROVIDES ADVICE TO STUDENTS ABOUT FINANCING THEIR EDUCATION

SFS representatives provide personalized services, including but not limited to:

• Budgeting

• Advisement on improving, repairing, or establishing credit

• One-on-one credit counseling

SFS does its utmost to help students obtain funding for a quality education. Students are encouraged to pursue outside grants and scholarships. Representatives are happy to speak with both current and prospective AICASA students.

For more information, please email an SFS representative at studentfinancialservices@aicasa.org  or call 1-877-666-9485.


TUITION BREAKDOWN

Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree
•    Tuition – $5,000 per semester

Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree, 2 + 2 program
•    Tuition – $5,000 per semester

Non-degree Program
•    Tuition – $5,000 per semester

Student Services Fee (all programs, all semesters) – $75


STUDENT HOUSING (PER SEMESTER)

GROUP I DESCRIPTION RENTAL CHARGE
Single (Student has own bedroom) 2-bedroom Apt. $5,100
Single-Occupant Suite (one occupant only.) 1-bedroom Apt. $5,700
Single Suite w/spouse 1-bedroom Apt. $6,300
GROUP II DESCRIPTION RENTAL CHARGE
Double (2 students share bedroom) 1-bedroom Apt. $2,700
Single (students have own bedrooms) 2-bedroom Apt. $4,500
Single Suite (one occupant only.) 1-bedroom Apt. $5,100
Single Suite w/spouse 1-bedroom Apt. $5,700
Single Studio (one occupant.) Studio Apt. $5,100
GROUP III DESCRIPTION RENTAL CHARGE
Double (2 Students share bedroom) 1-bedroom Apt. $2,100
Single Suite (Student has own bedroom) 2-bedroom Apt. $3,900
Single Suite (One occupant only.) 1-bedroom Apt. $3,900

OTHER CHARGES (PER SEMESTER)

Student Health Insurance (United Health Care) $860
Bus Service $450
Campus Parking Permit $150

ADDITIONAL INFO

Deposits

A $500 seat deposit is due no later than 14 days after receipt of your AICASA acceptance letter. A $750 housing deposit is due no later than 45 days prior to the start of classes. If your acceptance date falls within that 45-day window, BOTH deposits are due immediately. Please be aware that both deposits are applied to overall student charges. If a student is granted a deferral, both deposits will be moved to the appropriate semester of matriculation.

Health Insurance

All AICASA students are required to have health insurance while actively enrolled. AICASA provides students with a limited benefit injury and sickness plan administered by United Health Care (UHC).  Semi-annual premiums are $860.

Students are not required to purchase AICASA UHC health insurance, and may choose to opt out in favor of Outside Coverage. Outside Coverage is defined as a policy purchased separately, by the student, transacted directly with the student’s insurance carrier, not AICASA.

Students choosing to opt out of AICASA provided UHC health insurance in favor of Outside Coverage must submit a Proof of Insurance Evaluation form in order to be approved for an insurance waiver (Download HERE).  Scanned copies of insurance ID cards are NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE as proof of Outside Coverage. 

The Proof of Insurance Evaluation form calls for students to affirm minimum benefits as specified on the form. Students should contact their carrier to confirm minimum benefits. Proof of Insurance Evaluation forms for the spring 2018 term should be submitted no later than 2/28/2018.

IMPORTANT: STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE IN ANTIGUA (BAS1 THROUGH BAS5) WHO OPT OUT OF UNIVERSITY PROVIDED (UHC) ACCIDENT/SICKNESS COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE REPATRIATION/MEDICAL EVACUATION COVERAGE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY AND UHC.  ANNUAL PREMIUM – $148 – NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO PRO-RATING.

Housing & Housing Damages Deposit

New students are required to live in student housing for one semester and must pay a $1,000 Housing Damages Deposit (HDD). Both rent and HDD are due prior to the start of classes along with all other charges for tuition and fees per due dates specified on student tuition billing statements. The HDD will be held until the 1-semester housing obligation is met. At the end of the lease, after the student has moved out and the apartment has been inspected and appropriate damages or replacement charges have been posted, the HDD will be credited back to the student’s account.

Refund Policy

All refunds will be made within thirty (30) days of the withdrawal date. Before any refund can be initiated, a withdrawal form (click here to download a blank form) must be completed and submitted to the Associate Registrar in Antigua. If a withdrawal form is not completed, withdrawal will be calculated from the last day a student attended classes. Tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule:

1 .    Prior to the first day of class, 100% of tuition will be refunded.

2 .    Official withdrawal after the start of classes – Prorated credit adjustment for tuition based on the percentage of time not attended after the official date of withdrawal. There will be no tuition credits after 60% or more of the semester has passed. If any student withdraws during the first 59% of the semester, the refund will be prorated based on the withdrawal date. Only base tuition will be prorated. All other applicable fees are nonrefundable.

Other Information

Estimated food and entertainment expenses per semester – $1,800

Required textbooks and clinical attire (lab jackets, scrubs and patient exam kits) may be purchased through the university bookstore, or from other sources.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

SCHOLARSHIPS

AICASA recognizes academic excellence, community and volunteer service when evaluating applicants.

To encourage and reward these values among our applicants, AICASA has established an endowment of a select number of full and partial scholarships to qualified students for each entering semester. Scholarship criteria are competitive and funding is limited. Accepted students are invited to apply for available scholarships posted on the university website. AICASA scholarships do not preclude you from seeking outside grants, scholarships and awards.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship/grant applications are only available to first-year, incoming students.

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS OFFERED

SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDIAN CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS

$96,500 scholarship broken down by:

  • $10,000 scholarship awarded $2,500 per semester of the 4 semester AICASA pre-med program.
  • $47,500 scholarship awarded $9,500 per semester of the 5 basic science semesters of AUA College of Medicine MD program.
  • $39,000 scholarship awarded $7,800 per semester of the 5 clinical science semesters of AUA College of Medicine MD program.

The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or education supplies.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must submit an application along with proof of residency in India (no older than two months from application date), a copy of their passport, and a one-page personal statement indicating why they should be considered for the scholarship.
  • Applicants who have taken college-level coursework in the US or Canada are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • AICASA applicants must possess a final, secondary school GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.
  • To apply, download the application here: CRI

CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount

$10,000 scholarship awarded $2,500 per semester of the 4-semester AICASA pre-med program.

The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or education supplies.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Proof of residency in Canada (no older than two months from application date)
  • One-page personal statement indicating why you should be considered for the scholarship.
  • AICASA applications will be individually considered based on a holistic review of your transcripts and other documents.
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.
  • To apply, download the application here: CSA

THE ANTIGUAN TUITION GRANT

  • A limited number of Antiguan Tuition Grants are available only to Antiguan citizens currently enrolled at AICASA.
  • The grant provides full tuition for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree. It does not cover room, board, transportation, or educational supplies.
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.

MONTSERRAT TUITION GRANT

  • One grant per every calendar year is awarded to a citizen of Montserrat enrolling into AICASA.
  • The grant provides full tuition for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree. The grant does not cover room, board, transportation, or educational supplies.
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.

CARICOM TUITION GRANT

  • AICASA is pleased to help further the career aspirations of students from the Caribbean community (CARICOM) by offering a special tuition grant for the PreMed Program.
  • All Applicants must submit an application along with a copy of their passport, birth certificate, and proof of address.
  • CARICOM citizens who are accepted into AICASA’s PreMed Program will receive a 30% grant to be applied to their tuition. The grant does not include room, board, transportation, or educational supplies.
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.
  • To apply, download the application here: CARICOM.

BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR ONE OF THESE SCHOLARSHIPS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Completed enrollment application (as applicable to AICASA)
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Copies of all your transcripts from all schools/colleges/universities attended (if not already submitted to the Admissions Department)
  • Letter of recommendation specifically for scholarship from a professional or academic source

All applications should be submitted to:

 

Admissions Department

ATTN: Karen Ash, Scholarship Coordinator
Manipal Education Americas, LLC Representative for
AICASA
One Battery Park Plaza, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
kash@auamed.org

Phone: 212-661-8899 x 185                                                                                                          Fax: 973-498-7707

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