AboutAUA was founded in 2004 with the mission of addressing the growing physician shortage in the United States. Garnering the support of world-renowned Manipal University, AUA has developed into a hub of international education, centered in a recently built, 150,000 sq. ft., technologically advanced campus. AUA's Basic Sciences curriculum consists of two semesters per academic year. This is based on top U.S. medical school programs and, coupled with AUA's new campus, provides a learning experience unequalled in the Caribbean. The American University of Antigua (AUA) is a for-profit private medical institution of higher education located near the capital city of St. John's in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The sole program at AUA is the College of Medicine.