Discover the IAU Advantage

In 2014 the University of Toronto accepted 259 medical students out of 3153 applicants. This is just a 9% acceptance rate which highlights the competitive nature of getting into a Canadian Medical School. IAU College of Medicine offers a truly global medical education at a reasonable price. Canadians make up an important part of our student body.

“The road to residency is difficult and requires dedication and hard work however; IAU’S staff does their best to guide each individual along the way”

-Trevor Hitchings

2016 IAU Graduate
Residency: University of Ottawa

Top Reasons to Consider IAU

  • ✔ OSAP and provincial loan approval for Canadian students
  • ✔ Canadian students have received top rated residency appointments in US and Canada
  • ✔ Lower tuition compared to most Caribbean schools.
  • ✔ Assists Graduates with CaRMS Matching Program
  • ✔ Low student to faculty ratio
  • ✔ Study in the beautiful Island of St. Lucia
  • ✔ Clinically oriented Basic Science program in St Lucia


Residency and Licensure

IAU has been successful in placing Canadian students into residencies in Canada.
Canadian students are eligible to participate in both the U.S. National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). Students must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination in order to be eligible to participate in CaRMS. Visit the CaRMS website for more details as specific rules on matching in Canada do vary from province to province. IAU graduates have secured residency spots at coveted hospitals and are currently practicing throughout Canada. Our graduates have matched at University of Ottawa and Queens University to name a few.

Student Loan Program


IAUCOM is approved by the Government of Canada and is listed under the CanLearn Master Designated List (MDL). Students from Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Islands, Saskatchewan and Yukon can apply for loans under the Canada Student Loan Program. IAUCOM students who are residents of Ontario are eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Additionally, applicants to the College of Medicine may apply for the Medical Professional Student Line of Credit at any Canadian Bank or financial institution for their studies at International American University.

Canadian Student Association (CSA)

CSA is a student-run association that functions to help and support the Canadian student of IAU. They share and celebrate Canadian culture and holiday events like Canada Day & Thanksgiving with other students and give back to the local community of St. Lucia. CSA strongly encourages all IAUCOM students to join and experience Canadian culture and all it has to offer.