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University of Bridgeport and American University of Antigua sign agreement for UB grads to earn medical degrees

Friday, June 17, 2011

The University of Bridgeport and American University of Antigua recently signed an articulation agreement affording UB graduates who meet specified criteria guaranteed admission to the AUA medical school.

The agreement includes a reverse articulation under which UB will offer qualified graduates of the American International College of Arts and Sciences, Antigua (AICASA) admission into its BS in Biology, Health Sciences, or General Studies programs, starting this fall.

Dean Stephen Healey remarked, “This is a win-win for our two institutions. Our students will have access to an exceptional medical school, and students from AICASA’s premedical program can earn baccalaureate degrees at UB. Given the challenges we face, this is an especially important time to expand the range of ways students can enter the healthcare workforce. The future belongs to those who collaborate.”

“By joining with University of Bridgeport in an articulation agreement, we have guaranteed their impressive graduates access to a world-class medical education,” said Dick Woodward, senior vice president for enrollment management at American University of Antigua. “In exchange, students benefitting from the medical foundation provided at AICASA can develop their skills further in one of several excellent Bachelor of Science programs at the University of Bridgeport.”

About the University of Bridgeport
The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and programs. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse, and supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian. For more information, go to www.bridgeport.edu.

The University’s School of Arts and Sciences offers premedical programs in Biology and also offers pre-professional programs through its B.S. in Health Sciences. Graduate health science programs are offered through the Division of Health Sciences.

About the University of Antigua
“American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine is dedicated to providing a learner-centric medical education that meets the highest standards of academic excellence. The University is committed to providing students with the educational resources that will empower them to become compassionate physicians, life-long learners and leaders in addressing the global shortage of healthcare providers.

AUA College of Medicine is committed to meeting the health care needs of diverse communities in the United States and globally. The University believes that, in order to create an environment of academic excellence, it must ensure a diverse student population that incorporates the skills, knowledge, and varied cultural experiences of all peoples. The University is committed to breaking down barriers that have prevented underrepresented minorities from obtaining a medical education and subsequent medical licensure.”