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Biological Sciences

New opportunities to study Medicine for Southampton bioscientists

Published: 30 July 2014
American University of Antigua (AUA

The University of Southampton has established links with the American University of Antigua (AUA) that will enable a number of successful graduates of Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology and Biochemistry to study to be doctors.

Many graduates apply for places on postgraduate medical programmes in the UK but this route into medicine is highly competitive and only around three per cent of applicants are successful. This collaboration will guarantee interviews for graduates with First and 2:1 degrees for the four year course at the private university on the Caribbean island. Students will leave with an MD qualification, which will enable them to practice in many parts of the world, including the UK, subject to a GMC entrance exam for overseas qualified doctors (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test).

The memorandum of understanding was signed on July 15th
Memorandum of understanding

Associate Dean for Enrolment Bryan Fleischman and Jeffries Mvenge from AUA visited Southampton to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Keith Jones, Head of Biological Sciences.

“A career in Medicine is a popular choice for many of our graduates but we know it can be very difficult to secure a place on a suitable programme,” explains Keith. “The American University of Antigua is a respected medical school and I know the option to study there will be popular with our home, European Union and international students.”

The first two pre-clinical years of the programme will be taught at AUA on the island of Antigua, the following two years of clinical rotations can be spent with the NHS in Kent as an alternative to the customary training placements in the USA. Fees are $160,000 (USD) for the entire programme, scholarships are available.

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