The American University of Antigua was founded in 2004 by world-class American physicians and medical education professionals, subsequently joined with Manipal University, to create an educational institution on the twin island of Antigua and Barbuda, that would provide a comprehensive modern learning facility for students who aspire to become highly skilled, compassionate physicians and nurses, who plan to practice throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region. This realization would have been hard to imagine in January 2004 when the school first opened its doors with a handful of students. Today, AUA is a growing and vibrant medical school with over 1,400 students, a brand new School of Nursing, and a brand new $60 million dollar campus (under construction).
There are only a few states in the U.S. that require approval for international medical schools. Although less than 5 years old, the AUA program is proud to be one of a handful that has been approved by the State of New York, giving our students the option to complete their clinical training and residencies at NY State-approved hospitals.