American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine offers medical school scholarships to Canadians
AUC School of Medicine offers aid to help address Canada’s healthcare workforce shortage
Pembroke Pines, Fla. – September 30, 2019 – With an ongoing doctor shortage in Canada, American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine is providing scholarships of approximately $73,000 (CAD) per student for Canadians accepted to the university.
Currently, more than 150 Canadian students attend AUC School of Medicine, the overwhelming majority of whom received scholarships totaling more than four million Canadian dollars. Over the past two decades, the school has helped hundreds of Canadians become practicing physicians, many with the help of scholarships.
“Our medical students from Canada, whether they choose to study at our campus in Sint Maarten or at our new campus in the U.K., are important assets to our community at AUC School of Medicine. They take advantage of the opportunities for community engagement, and many take on leadership roles within the student body,” said Dr. Heidi Chumley, executive dean of AUC School of Medicine. “Many wish to return to Canada to practice and help address crucial healthcare workforce and access issues, such as the doctor shortage.”
While 15% of Canadians aged 12 and older don’t have a regular healthcare provider,1 the problem is much worse in in rural regions, which attract just 10% of the nation’s doctors.2
The AUC School of Medicine Canadian scholarship is available to incoming Canadian students who qualify, and is renewable each semester when the student maintains good academic standing. To learn more visit aucmed.edu/admissions/scholarships/canadian-scholarship.
1 Statistics Canada, 2018 Data
2Review of family medicine within rural and remote Canada: education, practice, and policy, 2016.