American University of St. Vincent School of Medicine is on a trimester system (three semesters per year) for the Four-Year M.D. Program with intakes in September, January, and May (see the academic calendar for specific dates). Students may apply for admission to the program at any time throughout the year. Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible.
Within one week of a completed application file, including all necessary documents is received; an admissions counselor will schedule an interview to be done either over the telephone or personally at our campus in St Vincent. Applicants are advised that being granted an interview is not a guarantee of acceptance.
The purpose of the interview is to evaluate the applicant regarding his or her
- Intellectual and academic ability
- Communication skills, both verbal and written
- Knowledge of the medical field
- Hobbies, special talents, volunteer experience
- Personal qualities, character and motivation
- Willingness to be a team player
- Compassion, empathy and ability to deal with everyday issues
- The interview also allows the student to ask pertinent questions and to introduce any special circumstances that should be considered.
Following the Admissions Committee interview, the student will be notified of their admission status within one week. After receipt of the acceptance letter, the student is required to acknowledge their intention by returning the acceptance response form included with their acceptance letter, as well as mail the seat deposit fee to our Admissions Office within one week or by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter. This deposit will be credited towards the first semester tuition fees when the student matriculates. The deposit will not be refunded if the student rescinds his or her acceptance.
Most qualified applicants will have earned a high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system AUS Accepts college-level transfer credits from accredited institutions within the United States and/or from foreign institutions on a case-by-case basis. Transfer credits are evaluated by the Admissions Committee and are not guaranteed. Most applicants from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will have earned a high school diploma, 5th-form diploma or its equivalent, with a GPA of at least 3.0.The applicant should also have General or Technical CXC scores of 1 or 2 in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Other international students would have completed a 12th grade or equivalent will be considered for admission to the premed program.
In order for your application to be considered the following information is required.
- Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended.
- Two official letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an academic source.
- Personal Statement