Interview: Mamta Purbey, Exec Director, Manipal’s American University of Antigua

Mamta Purbey, executive director of Enrollment Management for Manipal’s AUA College of Medicine and American International College of Arts & Sciences (AICASA), was interviewed by Shreyosi Chakraborty of EducationWorld on how the institutions coped up with the pandemic, scholarships offered at the varsities, new initiatives and a host of other insightful topics. Purbey also spoke about the need for more doctors in the world and the future of Indian education.

Established in 2004, the American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is a college under the Manipal Education & Medical Group located in Antigua in South America. The college awards the Doctor of Medicine degree and emphasizes hands-on training and
interactive learning in small groups. AUA’s accreditations, approvals & international recognitions, state-of-the-art sprawling tech-savvy campus, pioneering curriculum, highly qualified and experienced faculty prepare future doctors to practice in the United States, Canada, India and the United Kingdom (subject to licensure requirements of these countries).

The pre-medical programme is conducted in American International College of Arts and Sciences. There is an articulation agreement between AUA & AICASA where qualified graduates of AICASA’s are given preferential admission status of AUA College of Medicine. 

AUA offers a six-and-a-half-year programme. Students can spend two years of studies at MAHE, Manipal campus, Karnataka, India, or Antigua. This is followed by two and a half years of pre-clinical studies at the Antigua campus. The students after that undergo two-year
clinical rotations in core and elective subjects in the U.S., UK, Canada and India. This holistic mix of academic and experiential learning equips the students to build successful global careers in medicine.

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