AUA Med School Expands UK Clinical Program for Students

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine, a leading international medical school, has expanded its clinical program in the United Kingdom under the terms of a new agreement with Yeovil District Hospital, a 345-bed facility in Somerset run by the Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Qualified AUA medical school students can now choose to complete core and elective rotations at Yeovil District Hospital. AUA faculty and hospital physicians will be on hand to provide resources, learning experiences, and other support to participating clinical students.

“Studying in the United Kingdom is a tremendous opportunity for our students,” said Neal Simon, university president. “Not only will students be introduced to an entirely different healthcare system, but they’ll become more aware of the cultural and societal differences in healthcare on an international scale. I’m gratified that Yeovil District Hospital has partnered with us on this undertaking.”

About American University of Antigua

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine is a fully accredited international medical school dedicated to providing an academic experience of the highest quality. Via a holistic admissions approach, AUA selects students with the potential for medical school success and provides them with the resources they need to obtain highly competitive residencies and move on to successful careers in medicine.

Founded in 2004, AUA awards the Doctor of Medicine degree after students complete a two-year basic sciences curriculum on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean, followed by clinical rotations in the United States, Canada, India, or the United Kingdom at affiliated teaching hospitals. AUA is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

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About Yeovil District Hospital

Yeovil Hospital is a National Health Service (NHS) district general hospital based in the southwest of England. It provides emergency and elective healthcare for a population of around 200,000 people, and has a workforce of 2,300 staff.

Its emergency department is one of the best performing in the NHS, and it is rated as the best hospital in England for staff health and well-being. Yeovil Hospital has also established innovative relationships with primary care, which sees it running 13 GP (family doctor) practices through a subsidiary organization.