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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 4 year MD Degree program consists of 2 years of basic science courses at the Aruba campus followed by 2 years of clinical rotations in the United States & Canada.

The basic science curriculum is as follows:

Semester: MD1

Course Number Course Title
FM 1001 Structure Development & Function I
FM 1002 Molecular Biology & Pharmacology I
FM 1003 Pathological Basis of Disease I
PM 1004 Patient Doctor Relationship I

Semester: MD2

Course Number Course Title
FM 2001 Structure Development & Function II
FM 2002 Molecular Biology & Pharmacology II
FM 2003 Pathological Basis of Disease II
PM 2004 Patient Doctor Relationship II


Semester: MD3

Course Number Course Title
FM 3001 Structure Development & Function III
FM 3002 Structure Development & Function III
FM 3003 Pathological Basis of Disease III
PM 3004 Patient Doctor Relationship III

Semester: MD4

Course Number Course Title
FM 4001 Structure Development & Function IV
FM 4002 Molecular Biology & Pharmacology IV
FM 4003 Pathological Basis of Disease IV
PM 4004 Patient Doctor Relationship IV

Semester: MD5

Course Number Course Title
FM 5001 Structure Development & Function V
FM 5002 Molecular Biology & Pharmacology V
FM 5003 Pathological Basis of Disease V
PM 5004 Patient Doctor Relationship V






Clinical Clerkship


The second year of medical school ends with the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program which is conducted in the United States. Students learn about the clinical aspects of medicine which prepares them for the USMLE Step 1 Examination. The Clinical Clerkship program begins in the third year.


Third-year students become directly involved in the care and study of patients as they begin to work with team members caring for hospitalized individuals. Third-year students progress through the following clerkships: twelve-week rotations in Internal Medicine and Surgery; six-week rotations in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Family Medicine.


The fourth-year consists of 24-30 weeks of electives. This introduces the student to various fields of medicine, enhancing both their clinical and diagnostic skills. The Clinical Clerkship prepares students for the USMLE Step 2 examination.


Twelve weeks of Internal Medicine
Twelve weeks of General Surgery
Six weeks of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Six weeks of Pediatrics
Six weeks of Psychiatry
Six weeks of Family Practice


24-30 weeks
(Any field of student’s choice)


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, USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK and USMLE Step 2 CS.  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.