Aureus University School of Medicine offers two MD programs to prospective students. A 4-Year program for students who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree, and a 5-Year program for High School Graduates:
4 YEAR MD PROGRAM
The 4 Year MD program is for students who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed the premedical requirements which consist of:
- Biology – 90 semester hours
- General & Organic Chemistry – 90 semester hours
- Organic Chemistry – 90 semester hours
- Physics – 90 semester hours
Together with Math, English, and Humanities studies, the 4-Year program is conducted in Aruba and can be completed in 3 Years 4 Months without semester breaks. Candidates who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or a premedical program are eligible for admission into the 4-Year MD Degree Program.
THE 5 YEAR MD PROGRAM
The 5-Year MD program is designed to cater to high school graduates who are interested in medicine. This requires three semesters to complete the pre-medical requirements highlighted above. Students study for one additional year to fulfill the 90-semester hour requirement in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, English and Math. Upon successful competition of these three semesters, students move on to the 4-Year MD program where students complete Basic Sciences and Clinical Rotation portion of the MD program.
This program is designed for highly motivated students wishing to pursue the field of medicine. It provides a firm foundation in pre-medical education, giving the student the fundamental knowledge required for Aureus’s MD program.
Students from ECFMG recognized medical schools may be admitted as a transfer student after submitting their complete credentials. The Admissions Committee of Aureus University School of Medicine will review all applications and credentials before admission.
The successfully completed MD program at Aureus University includes Basic Sciences, the Clinical portion of the MD program, USM LE Step 1 and USM LE Step 2 CK or CCSE (Comprehensive Clinical Sciences Examination). The requirements for the license to practice medicine varies from country to country. Please check with the supervising medical authority of the respective country.
Aureus University School of Medicine grants admissions from qualified students regardless of color, age, race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, disability or marital status.