MD Pathway at AAU
MD Pathway at AAU
AAU offers an extensive range of postgraduate programs. Whether you are looking to undertake a specialist medical training program, skill up in clinical research or biostatistics, pursue a career in public health, pivot towards health policy or explore bioethics, we have a course for you. Find out the pathway best suited to your career goal in the diagram below.
The AAU Pathway to Medical School program is a Master of Science degree designed for talented, underserved students who have interest in attending MD program and have completed traditional pre-med coursework as well as the MCAT prior to applying. AAU accepts individuals who are socio-economically disadvantaged and/or belong to groups underrepresented in the medical profession.
Students who successfully complete the MD program, including achievement of academic and professional benchmarks, are accepted into MD program.
Conveniently located in center city Guyana, this one-year program offers a unique opportunity for dedicated students to further enhance their academic backgrounds by completing rigorous coursework that builds skills for clinical problem-solving.
AAU MD Pathway students are provided a mentoring program through the College of Medicine's Admissions Office during their undergraduate studies. AAU students are guaranteed an interview with the College of Medicine’s Admissions Committee if they have participated in special mentoring activities, maintained a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.5, and have been involved in extra-curricular activities demonstrating a sincere interest in a medical career as well as demonstrating a compassionate and caring attitude. The MCAT will not be required for students admitted to our College of Medicine and Life Sciences through this pathway. The interview will occur in the fall of the 3rd year of undergraduate studies.
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status in the U.S (permanent residency "green" card). If applying as a permanent resident, an applicant must have permanent resident status at the time the undergraduate application is submitted and will be required to submit a photocopy of the front and back of their permanent residency card.
A cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
A composite ACT score of at least 28 or a combined math and critical reading SAT score of at least 1260 (taken prior to March 2016) or 1310 (taken after March 2016).
WHY CHOOSE AAU
AAU is a benchmark for achieving a quality medical education worldwide. Internationally recognized, AAU will give you access to a quality training program with trained professionals who are eager to help you to realize your dream of becoming a physician.
AAU is unparalleled in its commitment to high quality and to ensuring that its graduates are ready to succeed in the global medical environment.
Quality & Affordability
Well-qualified staff, a pristine environment and affordable tuition costs are only some of the reasons for you to come and see why AAU is the ideal place for you to kick start your future!