By Nick Gilbert
The American University of the Caribbean School (AUC) of Medicine will expand its campus extensively through a $30 million expansion program. The first phase of the expansion project will include the construction of two academic buildings which will house ananatomy lab, simulation center, clinical skills training lab and an additional study and learning space for students.
Leaders from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, DeVry Inc., and the St. Maarten government join for ceremonial first dig. Photo courtesy of Island Photography.
This is the largest construction project taken up in the campus of DeVry. DeVry acquired AUC last year and has been making continuous investments in expansion of infrastructure.
A formal ground breaking ceremony marking the beginning of the project was attended by the President of DeVry’s Healthcare Group, Bill Hughson, Prime Minister Sarah-Wescot Williams, Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin and members of the government of St. Maarten.
The Deputy Prime Minister stated that this construction will contribute significantly to the expansion of the economy of St. Maarten. Construction of the two new academic buildings is likely to be completed by August 2013 just before the start of the fall semester in AUC.
This is a momentous occasion for both the AUC School of Medicine and the St. Maarten community,” said Andrew Jeon, MD, MBA,
The President of AUC, Andrew Jeon, MD, MBA commented that the project demonstrates the university’s commitment to educate competent and compassionate healthcare professionals to serve the society.
AUC, established in 1978, specialises in providing high quality medical education. Around 4,500 of its students hold medical licenses and are practicing medicine throughout the world.