What are Caribbean medical schools’ requirements?
The admissions department can provide all the relevant information about the detailed Caribbean medical schools’ requirements. However, we have clearly outlined these requirements here for the ease of both domestic and international applicants.
There are several requirements for entry into Caribbean medical school, such as premed classes. You must have one academic year of the following subjects;
- Biology or Zoology
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Humanities/social sciences
In addition, a good grade point average is also required, along with a good score on MCAT. MCAT is a medical college admission test conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
We have special requirements for US and Canadian applicants in our 4-Year MD Program and 5-Year MD Program. You must have at least two years of premed education with 90 semester hours. Remember, two-year pre-med education is only acceptable from accredited colleges or universities. However, a diploma is required for the 5-Year MD Program.
International applicants need to present proof of educational requirements for admission to their respective countries. This is only acceptable when the level of education standards is the same as in the US. Finally, a language proficiency test like the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam score may be required.
How to start a Caribbean medical school application?
The application process to start a Caribbean medical school application is mentioned for applicants who are willing to pursue their careers in medical science. These guidelines are meant for residents of all countries.
Firstly, you must be offered an enrollment letter from Aureus University, Aruba. The enrollment letter should mention the MD program. Make sure you have color-printed copies of the Enrollment letter.
Secondly, a photocopy of the passport profile page is valid until six months after submission. Similarly, we need at least four passport size pictures having a white background. Make sure these pictures are of 35×45 mm.
In addition to these things, we need to ensure that a student has good conduct either via Police clearance or character certificate. The letter must declare that a student is clear of any sort of misconduct during the last five years. Remember that the certificate should be no older than six months.
An admission fee (non-refundable) is paid initially, i.e., USD 795, including an application fee of USD 50. Moreover, you are required to reflect on tuition fees before the commencement of classes. Remember there are three intakes each year in December, April, and August. The living expenses amount to $900-$1200 each month.
As far as other costs are concerned, health insurance is the most essential thing. The government of Aruba requires you to pay US$400.00-$600.00 once the visa is issued.