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  • American University of the Caribbean (Saint Maarten, Caribbean)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Coral Gables
Individual Feedback 1 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 1
2013 0
2014 0
2015 1
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 2
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 0
out-of-state 0
international 2
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 0
African American 1
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
504 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.00 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.10 2

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

11432

41102

What do you like most about this school?

"Small class sizes, lots of help for students in St. Maarten, faculty is very helpful. AUC has a family like atmosphere." | Report Response

"Small, friendly environment with overall good to excellent professors- both visiting and on staff" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Support for clinical rotations and scheduling could be stronger. Keeping in contact with your advisors is hard since everything is done electronically." | Report Response

"There are a few professors on staff that are truly terrible. However, they teach less and less and the school does care about student opinions." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"If you have to go to the Caribbean for medical school, AUC is a great choice. Just make sure that you work hard and be realistic." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 0
Traditional 2

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 1
4 1
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 2
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 0
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 2
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 1
4 1
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 0
5-6 2
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 2
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"AUC has an 80% attendance policy." | Report Response

"Into to Clinical Medicine course meets a few times a week" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 2

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 0
All years 1
No 1

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"Housing is available to first and fifth semester students. Can be 1-2 Br." | Report Response

"1 or 2 br" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
0.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Depends on who you have but all professors are MD or PhD" | Report Response

"Overall, they are good. They care about students and everyone is open for meetings and questions." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"Pass/Fail/Honors, but you are given an number grade for each class and a GPA" | Report Response

"A-F" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Pass/Fail/Honor, no GPA scale" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"You send your location preferences to your clinical advisor, then they let you know what hospitals are available. Required rotations: IM, Peds, Psych, Ob/Gyn, Surgery" | Report Response

"Yes, they are scheduled as is standard everywhere" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on the hospital. Can vary from very hands on, to little hands on/shadowing" | Report Response

"varies" | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Depends on the hospital" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Depends on the hospital, can vary. Most serve an underserved population" | Report Response

"varies" | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Community service events, St. Maarten is a tourist island so there are lots to do, beaches, clubs, resorts, etc." | Report Response

"Water activities are popular" | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"~80% Match rate (includes those who may have not matched the first time). Most match in NY, MI, and CA" | Report Response

"Varies widely, depends on the individual student" | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Good doctors that work hard." | Report Response

"I think they consider them on equal footing after getting to know them.. most are impressed and stereotypes are often shattered" | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Primary Care" | Report Response

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