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Monmouth University signed a new articulation agreement with the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine in December. The agreement, developed by Professors Bernadette Dunphy and Dorothy Lobo, co-directors of Monmouth University’s Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee (PPHAC), allows qualified Monmouth graduates to enter AUA’s medical program.

“AUA is a well-respected institution among international medical schools,” said Dr. Michael Palladino, dean of the School of Science. “This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for eligible biology and chemistry majors to pursue a M.D. degree.  We look forward to a long-standing collaboration with AUA,” he said.

The agreement will permit Monmouth graduates who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry, or a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry to matriculate into AUA.

“This is a very exciting development in affording our students at Monmouth more options in their future medical education,” said PPHAC co-director Dr. Dunphy. 

Her co-director, Dr. Dorothy Lobo said, “AUA offers a quality medical education, with a good track-record for placement of their graduates in U.S. residency programs. Medical school admission is extremely competitive – we are thrilled to offer this opportunity for well-qualified Monmouth University students to achieve their goal of becoming a physician.”

To be eligible for the terms of the articulation agreement, graduates must have a minimum 3.25 GPA or higher in any prerequisite course required by AUA (with no F or D grade in any of these courses), a score of 20 or higher on the MCAT, and a recommendation from AUA Admission Officer.

The Monmouth University School of Science offers undergraduate degree programs in biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical laboratory sciences, medical laboratory science, computer science, and software engineering, and MS graduate programs in computer science and software engineering. For more information on the programs, contact Dean of the School of Science Michael Palladino at 732-571-3421 or visit