AUA Alumni

The AUA Alumni Association’s mission is to establish a lifelong link between members of the alumni community, and between the alumni and student communities. The Association will address the needs of its members by offering opportunities to help advance their medical careers, and by attempting to connect them with other medical professionals, political leaders, and speakers bureaus.

Join the AUA Alumni Association

Take advantage of its many benefits.

Benefits

  • Network for residencies and fellowships
  • Network for full-time job opportunities
  • Exclusive educational and social events
  • Awards for post-graduate excellence
  • Professional development workshops

Opportunities

  • Obtain AUA-Sponsored and Referrals for Outside Speaking Engagements
  • Mentor AUA students
  • Consult AUA faculty on curriculum
  • Join the AUA Alumni Advisory Board
  • Become political ambassadors for AUA
  • Help Build AUA’s extensive clinical network

Alumni Friends & Family Grant

The Alumni Friends & Family Grant is awarded to entering students who are referred to attend AUA by an alumnus/alumna of either AUA or of a Manipal MBBS program.

Award Amount

$5,000, awarded $1,000 per payment period (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students need to be referred to attend AUA by someone who has graduated either from AUA or from a Manipal MBBS program (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal; Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore; or Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim)
  • For a student applying to AUA to qualify for this grant, the referring alumnus/alumna must submit an Alumni Referral Form when the student is accepted.
  • An individual alumnus or alumna can only refer two potential enrollments per academic period
 

Alumni in the News

Dr. Nicklaus Bradley may wear a few different hats at his current job, but nothing beats getting to know patients in order to better help them.

SAVOY, IL, February 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Frantz E. Felix, MD, FAAFP has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on current reference value.

Dr. Devineni was originally born in India and moved to The United States at a young age. He spent most part of his childhood years in Chicago, IL.

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Resident Videos

Listen to what our Alumni have to say about their journey towards becoming successful doctors. Inspiring stories of students who strived and succeeded with AUA.

Alumni Updates

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AUA Surgery Interest Group Newsletter

Check out the SIG (AUA’s Surgery Interest Group) February/March newsletter here.
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Doctors In Love

Check out this article in SEEMA magazine featuring AUA alumni Dr. Brian Zachariah and Dr. Shervy Xavier.
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Center for Research and Evaluation Newsletter Fall 2021

Read about ongoing research on campus in the Center for Research and Evaluation Fall 2021 Newsletter.
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Natasha Dave

MD, Nephrologist

From the Class of 2013, Dr. Natasha Dave was raised in California where she was inspired to become a doctor after her father had developed colon cancer while in high school. Following in the footsteps of her sister, she also pursued medicine and attended the American University of Antigua for her MD.

Shortly after graduating, she began her residency in Sinai Health System as an Internal Medicine Resident, then attended the Baylor College of Medicine as a Nephrology Fellow and eventually became a Nephrologist at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.

Dr. Dave is currently a Medical Director at Strive Health located in Denver, Colorado. 

Alumni Events

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16Jun

AUA Information Seminar

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
15Jun

NAAHP National Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
07Jun

Alumni Testimonials

I came to Antigua in 2009 and lived in Jolly Harbor, which was tucked away from most places and a great place to unwind. During free time, I definitely enjoyed what the island had to offer. In particular, I remember going to La Bussola for amazing food, followed by Connor’s to play pool (not sure if it is still around). I chose AUA because of the milestones it achieved in such a short period of time. They also finished construction of the new campus while I was there, which was impressive; though our class never got to fully enjoy it. Basic science and clinical rotations geared me towards board preparation, but it was the extended hours of self-study and staying disciplined that put things into perspective. Developing these traits at AUA really helped me achieve each milestone during medical school, residency and beyond. It has been 6 years since graduation, and I am working on a second fellowship sub-specializing in interventional neuroradiology. Best of all, I continue training in my home state of Texas, as a board certified neurologist. In retrospect, AUA was the initial “stepping stone” I needed to jumpstart my journey into medicine. And for that I am truly grateful.

Imran Farooqui, MD
MD (Class of 2013)

I want to start off by saying that I am very thankful to AUA for these last 10 years. I started with premed in 2011 at AICASA, followed by AUA from there. I had one of the best experiences in residency at UIUC at Carle Foundation Hospital, which allowed me to continue following my dreams and currently be at University of Miami for Critical Care Fellowship. I have been both privileged and humbled with taking care and watching the progression of COVID-19 since March 2020 and currently working in strictly COVID MICU.

Riddhi Upadhaya, MD
MD (Class of 2017)

AUA is dedicated to the success and well-being of their students and will provide you all the tools you need to become successful and establish your career, just as they have provided me. I am grateful to AUA for giving me a chance when nobody else would.

Peter Sayegh, MD
MD (Class of 2016)