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5-Year MD Program

Aruba Medical School


The 5-Year MD program is designed for highly motivated high school graduates who are interested in medicine. This requires three semesters to complete the pre-medical requirements detailed below. Students begin their studies in Aruba with 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 they complete the Basic Sciences and Clinical Rotation portion of the MD program. 

  • The 5-Year program provides a solid foundation in pre-medical education, giving the student the fundamental knowledge required for the Aureus MD program.
  • The 5-Year program consists of 1 year of Pre-Med and two years of Basic Sciences at the Aruba Campus, followed by Clinical Rotations in the United States.

The pre-medical curriculum
includes three semesters of:


  • Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Math
  • English
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introductory Anatomy
  • Introductory Histology
  • Introductory Medical Psychology
  • Introductory Physiology

The remainder of the program continues with the 4 Year MD Degree program.


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.