Although the greatest weight is placed upon a student’s scholastic record, there are many additional factors that are taken into consideration during the admission process. Interviews facilitate the admission process and help the admission committee in determining a student’s demeanor, educational level, and degree of commitment. Students are encouraged to present a strong case for themselves through outlining their volunteer work, community contributions and scholastic achievements through their personal essay and by providing strong letters of recommendation. There is no entrance examination requirement at present. Although not required at present, submittal of MCAT scores are recommended.
Premedical studies should normally include:
- One academic year of general Biology or Zoology
- One academic year of general inorganic Chemistry and one year of Advanced Chemistry
- One year of Physics is recommended
- One academic year of English
- One academic year of Math is recommended
- A broad background in humanities/social sciences is recommended
Alternatively, students who do not have any premedical studies may register into the 5 Year MD program conducted at Aureus University School of Medicine in Aruba.
Applicants from Canada & U.S. into the 4 Year MD Degree Program.
Applicants from Canada or the US who are citizens or have permanent visas are expected to have a minimum of three years course work in an accredited college or university. This would include a minimum of 90 semester hours. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree or higher.
Applicants from Canada & U.S. into the 5 Year MD Degree Program.
Applicants from Canada or the US who are citizens or have permanent visas must have obtained their high school diploma.
Applicants from Other Countries.
International Students will be evaluated on an individual basis and will have to meet educational requirements for admission to medical schools in their country of origin, and have similar educational standards to that of the US. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam score may be required.
Aureus University may accept students wishing to transfer from other accredited medical schools. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee, in order to determine eligibility. Exemptions will be considered on a subject-by-subject basis.
Aureus University School of Medicine grants admissions from qualified students regardless of color, age, race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, disability or marital status.
Communication of Decision
It may take between 2 – 3 weeks for a decision to be made on your application once all your submittals have been received. We thank you for your patience and recommend that you submit all your documents as early as possible for evaluation.