Academics Overview

Academic Overview

Alexander American University - School of Medicine (AAU) offers comprehensive medical training with a USA-Modeled Medical School curriculum designed to prepare aspiring physicians for practice in the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Your journey begins at AAU’s supportive campus, situated on the island of Guyana - a warm, collegial and academic environment that emphasizes collaboration, empathy, and team-based care. Here, you will work closely with faculty and your peers to engage in the concentrated study of the medical sciences, over five semesters. From as early as semester two, you will be exposed to the clinical side of medicine with an increased clinical emphasis during semester five. Throughout your time here, you will leverage advanced technology such as our high-tech simulation center and anatomy lab to enhance your medical school experience. Take the virtual tour of our campus to learn more about this.

Students proceed to residency placement through the National Resident Matching Program after completing the clinical program.


AAU is a truly international, research-led university full of free thinking students. Our leading academics and comprehensive range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide an excellent learning experience.

AAU offers a high-quality medical education that meets the integrates professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practice, enabling students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals.

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  • When you study at AAU, you’ll have access to a wide range of unique courses, flexible learning options and real-world facilities.
  • With its natural campus and mix of local, regional and international students, AAU offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
  • Giving you the opportunity to undertake work placements or complete real-world projects in your field.
  • Our courses offer a blend of theory and practical work, with a focus on real-world applicability.

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