Doctor of Medicine - 5 years Aureus University - School of Medicine
The 5-Year MD program is designed for highly motivated high school graduates who are interested in medicine. This requires three semesters to complete the pre-medical requirements detailed below. Students begin their studies in Aruba with one additional year to fulfill the 90-semester hour requirement in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, English, and Math. Upon successful competition of these three semesters, students move on to the 4-Year MD program where they complete the Basic Sciences and Clinical Rotation portion of the MD program.
The 5-Year program provides a solid foundation in pre-medical education, giving the student the fundamental knowledge required for the Aureus MD program.
The 5-Year program consists of 1 year of Pre-Med and two years of Basic Sciences at the Aruba Campus, followed by Clinical Rotations in the United States.
The pre-medical curriculum includes three semesters of:
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Medical Terminology
- Introductory Anatomy
- Introductory Histology
- Introductory Medical Psychology
- Introductory Physiology
The remainder of the program continues with the 4 Year MD Degree program.
The successfully completed MD program at Aureus University includes Basic Sciences, the Clinical portion of the MD program, USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, and USMLE Step 2 CS. The requirements for the license to practice medicine vary from country to country. Please check with the supervising medical authority of the respective country.