The Manipal Group’s American University of Antigua begins orientation for the Fall 2021 class in Manipal

Mumbai : Welcoming the Fall 2021 batch from India, the Manipal Group’s American University of Antigua (AUA), College of Medicine, resumed on-campus experiences with orientation activities beginning October 2021 for its 6.5 year program for practicing medicine in India, the USA, Canada, or the UK. The program has been designed to provide an extraordinary set of skills and experience towards a successful international career in medicine. AUA once again attracted a sizeable number of students from across India in the current session. In support of the University’s public health responsibility to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all new and continuing students have been vaccinated against COVID-19.


AUA also announced that admissions are open for PreMed and MD programs for the Spring 2022 Academic period, allowing students to join from January 2022, wherein students may complete the first two years of the program at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) or American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA). Application process is simple and completely online.


AUA has been accepting highly motivated students for many years from multiple countries through a holistic admissions approach, to select students with the potential for medical school success. AUA provides these students with resources required to build a successful career in medicine. During the 6.5-year course, students will be exposed to global healthcare systems across several countries.



Academic leadership reassured the students of the that the University will make its best efforts to go back to the pre-pandemic situation rapidly, and in that aspect, it has taken serious, no-compromise measures to keep the campuses safe. The University also encourages the students since the role of medical fraternity has never been so critical in the COVID backdrop.


Founded in 2004, AUA is committed to addressing the impending physician shortage, emphasizing primary care. As such, the University recognizes its social responsibility to advance medicine and lead the next generation of physicians and healthcare professionals to respond to global healthcare needs.



Students may complete the first two years of the program at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) or at AICASA in Antigua. The curriculum provides a comprehensive approach to premedical training, emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills. Students then move to AUA College of Medicine campus in Antigua, complete pre-clinical sciences, successfully pass United States Medical Licencing Exam (USMLE) Step 1, complete core and elective clinical clerkships (in the US, UK and few in Canada or India), pass USMLE Step 2 and then graduate as a Doctor of Medicine.