American University of St. Vincent accepts qualified transfer students from accredited or recognized medical or conventional schools. Applications from such students or applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University enumerated above. Transfer credits may be granted to student for relevant courses already successfully completed by the student at his / her previous school. The admissions committee of the American University of St. Vincent will review all candidates’ applications and supporting documents on a case-by-case basis.
Original copies of transcripts of academic records from previous medical school(s), colleges or Universities must be submitted. These copies will be required later by the ECFMG before a student can appear for USMLE and when applying for residency match.
Advanced standing will be given only to students transferring from accredited or recognized medical schools and / or schools listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). The University does not award credits for Basic Medical Science courses completed online or by distance education or from non accredited medical schools or schools not listed in the IMED.
In exceptional cases, a student who has successfully completed Basic Medical Sciences and passed USMLE may be allowed to transfer into the clinical phase of the MD degree program.
If a student of the University intends to withdraw from the medical school, he / she must submit in writing notice of such an intention at least one semester (4 months) prior to the date of withdrawal from the University, stating reasons. Failure to comply with this automatically means that the student will always be considered enrolled in the program for the following semester and must meet all his / her financial and other obligations to the University.
Notice of withdrawal from the University program received in less than one semester (4 months) to the time of withdrawal will not be entertained and such student(s) will be deemed to be indebted to the University for the following semester.