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  • Aureus University School of Medicine (Aruba, Caribbean)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Fair Lawn
General Info

What graduating class are you in?


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


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

Not applicable

What was your MCAT score?


What was your undergrad GPA?


What was your undergrad science GPA?


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


What is your race/ethnic background?


Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

8 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"The luxury to go to any professor for clarification about any topic or subject was amazing. Aureus definitely has amazing professors. Heavy focus on visual and hands on learning especially in neuroanatomy, gross anatomy, and physiology classes. School is located on an amazing, well developed, well equipped island, very safe." Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Proffs strive to make sure each student understands a topic, and therefore things can go a little slow." Report Response

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

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Great place to study medicine." Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

8 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?



How is the curriculum structured?


How many courses are taken at a given time?


How long are you typically in class per day?

2-3 hours

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

"Always mandatory" Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Powerpoint slides provided only

How many days per week is anatomy lab?


How many students per cadaver?


How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

3 months

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

5 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?


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

7 out of 10

Are syllabi provided for the student?


What books are necessary?

No Response

What books are unnecessary?

No Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

No Response


Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Probably one of the best set of faculty. Every proff very open to suggestions and advice. Very reachable. Quick response from school's head office if anything (i.e paper work) is required." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Faculty depends upon state to state" Report Response

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

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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

No Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

No Response

Is the class ranked?


Clinical Rotations

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

"Fam, IM, Surgery, Psych, OBGYN, Neuro" Report Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

8 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

8 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

9 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

9 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

9 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

No Response

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

"School affiliated with many hospitals in many states." Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

4 out of 10

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

No Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

10 out of 10

Do you feel safe on campus?

10 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

6 out of 10

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

Clinical years

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

10 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?


What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

7 out of 10

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

"Affordable, 2 options: single (1 person) or double occupancy (2 people-shared- but separate beds), clean, campus security guard present from sunset to sunrise" Report Response

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

6 out of 10

Is couples housing available?


Is nearby off-campus housing available?


How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

8 out of 10

Social Environment

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

10 out of 10

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

"Great beaches, volleyball, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, cricket, snorkling, deep sea diving, amusement park, many other events hosted by school's Student Body Government (SBG)." Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

9 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

9 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

5 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

Post Graduation

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

"Though the school is new compared to others, many students have now received residency positions." Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

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