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on 28 April 2015

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Accreditation and Recognition of Medical Schools

Marta van Zanten

 

Author: Marta van Zanten*

 

Accreditation is frequently viewed as a powerful tool for quality control and improvement of medical education programs, yet accreditation practices vary considerably worldwide.  The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) collaborates on various initiatives to enhance the quality of medical education accreditation, including the implementation of a global system to evaluate accreditation organizations, to conduct research on accreditation effectiveness, and to develop data resources describing accreditation practices worldwide.

FAIMER is a non-profit foundation committed to improving world health through education. FAIMER was established in 2000 by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).  The ECFMG is responsible for certifying graduates of international medical schools who seek to enter postgraduate medical training and subsequent licensure in the United States.  In partnership with ECFMG, FAIMER promotes excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities. 

 

Medical School Accreditation Requirement for ECFMG Certification

ECFMG has announced that, effective in 2023, physicians applying for ECFMG Certification will be required to graduate from a medical school that has been appropriately accredited. To satisfy this requirement, the physician’s medical school must be accredited through a formal process that uses criteria comparable to those established for U.S. medical schools by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or other globally accepted standards.

 

World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition of Accrediting Agencies Program

The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), with assistance from FAIMER, has developed and implemented a Program of Recognition of Accrediting Agencies.  This process will allow medical schools accredited by recognized agencies, and their graduates, to meet ECFMG’s accreditation requirement.

The WFME Recognition Program involves a thorough process for evaluating and recognizing accrediting agencies using globally accepted criteria.  Currently, the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions, the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs, Turkey, and the United States Liaison Committee on Medical Education / Committee on the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools have all participated in the WFME process and are each recognized for a period of ten years. More information on WFME recognized accrediting agencies can be found here. 

 

Accreditation Research

While trends of a worldwide focus on medical education accreditation such as the WFME Recognition Program have been increasing, there is limited published research demonstrating that accreditation activities are related to the ultimate goal: producing more highly skilled physicians.  FAIMER has conducted several investigations that support accreditation as a mechanism for increasing quality.  In a study of Mexican and Philippine citizens seeking ECFMG certification, first attempt pass rates on all components of the required United States Licensing Examination (USMLE) series were higher for individuals attending accredited medical schools, compared to their peers who attended non-accredited schools.  In another investigation of the performance of all graduates of international medical schools who took the USMLE step 2 clinical skills (CS) examination during the five year (2006 – 2010) study period, after controlling for the person-level variables, graduating from an accredited medical school was positively associated with the Step 2 CS first-attempt pass rate. 

In addition to gathering data on the impact of accreditation systems, it is also important to investigate the components of accreditation, such as the specific standards used, that can be demonstrated to enhance the quality of the process.    In a study aimed at development of best practices, an expert panel unanimously agreed on 14 essential standards that should be required by accrediting agencies to ensure the quality of physicians.

 

Caribbean Medical Schools

Globally, there have been projected shortages in the health care workforce along with reports of maldistribution of physicians. Responding to these projections, there has been an increase in the number of for-profit medical schools located in the Caribbean, and the number of graduates providing patient care in the United States is growing.  This short report updates previously published information describing the medical education provided at for-profit offshore medical schools.

There was a very large variation across school characteristics, and variability regarding accreditation and approvals. The number of individuals who obtained ECFMG certification in 2013 was very low for some small or new schools, and almost 1,000 for older, larger schools. Approximately one-quarter of the institutions have participated in regional accreditation or approval processes.

 

Medical Education Accreditation Data Resource

In support of accreditation activities and research endeavors, FAIMER has developed a Directory of Organizations that Recognize / Accredit medical schools (DORA).  DORA contains a list of countries that have at least one operational medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), and that have an identified accreditation authority or authorities. 

 

*Marta van Zanten, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist at The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).

Email: mvanzanten [at] faimer.org

 
 

161 thoughts on “Accreditation and Recognition of Medical Schools

  1. Peter Dieter says:

    Dear Marta,
    my name is Peter Dieter and I am the President of the Association of medical Schools in WHO Europe (AMSE).

    This is a very important reminder for all medical schools and accreditation agencies also in the region of WHO Europe.
    To my knowledge this information is in Europe (medical schools, accreditation agencies) not yet arrived correctly or was ignored. As Präsident of AMSE I try since about 1 year to disseminate this information in Europe with more or less limited success.

    AMSE tried -together with WFME- to establish europe-wide quality standards in medicine (based on the WFME standards) and to establish a correspondiung quality assurance (accreditation). The accreditation is to be performed by WFME recognized agencies.

    Similar to US, then only doctors from such accredited European medical schools should have an automatic appreciation of their licenses and free practice of their profession within Europe.

    I am interested to hear your opinion about this and possibly we can support each other in our similar efforts.

    AMSE will also offer a workshop of this topic in Glasgow at the AMEE conference.

    Peter

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Peter Dieter,
      Thank you for your comment. I agree that the situation in Europe will present a great challenge to fulfilling the ECFMG 2023 accreditation policy. Thanks for your efforts via AMSE to publicize these issues throughout Europe, and the initiative with WFME in developing European-wide quality standards. Please continue to keep me informed of these developments and I would be happy to discuss potential collaborations.
      Marta van Zanten
      FAIMER

  2. kemal hüseyinoğlu says:

    Hi Dear Marta van Zanten,

    I graduated from Cerrahpasa Medical School of Istanbul University-Turkey. Is it an accrediated school? How can I search this subject. I’ll be glad to hear from you if you would like to reply. Thank you. Yours, Kemal Hüseyinoğlu M.D.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Kemal Hüseyinoğlu M.D.,
      Thank you for your inquiry. If you check the UTEAK / TEPDAD website, it appears that your school has been accredited: http://www.uteak.org.tr/akreditasyon
      Please confirm the accreditation status of your school directly with the agency if you have any questions.
      Best regards,
      Marta van Zanten

  3. Melissa rachael says:

    I’ve applied for two medical schools 1) south Asian institute of medicine and technology, Sri Lanka. (World rankings : 17 137)
    2) Gomel state medical university , Belarus. ( world rankings : 3689)
    these accredited universities?
    Thank you .

  4. Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are a husband and wife team of medical educators who have retired from The International Medical University KL, and now are helping Myanmar Medical Schools to change to an integrated curriculum like most universities world wide. Myanmar is still using a traditional curriculum, but now have the motivations and will to change. We want to be with the world along with political liberalisation of our country.
    I shall be much honoured if you would kindly let us know how all medical schools in Myanmar can get your help, supervision, and advice in achieving effective necessary changes, from our day one of inception
    That of course would be followed by an accreditation process in the next few years.
    During her tenure at The IMU my wife Professor Dr Hla Yee Yee has worked very closely with Ronald M Harden of Dundee.
    Regards,
    htinaung

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Dr. Htin Aung,
      Thank you for your inquiry regarding Myanmar medical schools. Please look at the FAIMER website (www.faimer.org) for more information on FAIMER’s role in international medical education.
      In addition, please contact the World Directory of Medical Schools at info@wdoms.org to suggest updates to the listings of medical schools in Myanmar.
      Best regards,
      Marta van Zanten
      FAIMER

  5. Jagdish Arora says:

    My son is studying medicine from Xiamen university , China. Is this university is recognised in us? Will he be eligible for USMLE EXAMS and later will he be eligible for residency in US.
    Please guide.

  6. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Jagdish Arora,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Xiamen University in China is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates of the school are eligible to take USMLE and be certified by ECFMG. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000981.
    Best regards.

  7. samuel nass says:

    Dear marta
    my name is Dr. Samuel and i am currently studying medicine in Haromaya university in Ethiopia. is this university recognised in US? would i be eligable for USMLE exams and for residency in US? thank you so much

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Samuel Nass,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The Haramaya school of medicine, Ethiopia, is not currently included in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), so therefore at this time you are not eligible to take USMLE and you could not do residency in the US. An appropriate authority in Ethiopia, such as the Ministry of Heath or Ministry of Education, must provide WDOMS with verification of this school. The WDOMS has requested this information from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia, but has yet to receive a response. Please contact the WDOMS at info@wdoms.org for more information.
      Best regards.

  8. Ayube says:

    Dear Marta my name is ayube and i study medicine at the university of Haromaya in Ethiopia. Is this university recognized in the US? Would i be able to take USMLE and do my residency in the US?.. thanks

  9. Mo Quda says:

    Dear Dr. Marta,
    Thank you for this article.

    I think it is time to announce a systematic and clear steps for accreditation according to international standards, that will be done by national or regional accreditors.
    I am following this issue since November last year, and I am still feeling that it is not as clear as it should be, specially for the issue of ECFMG certification standards.

    I hope that as soon as possible, a clear statement or a consensus will be issued regarding this. We are contacting every possible association or committee to confirm the eligibility of our national commission as a recognized accreditor or not.

    It will be of great help if you kindly give me a contact who I can take all the information from and take my actions according to it.

    Thank you again.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Mo Quda,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please refer to the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) website for more information regarding the eligibility of your National Commission to participate in the WFME recognition program: http://wfme.org/accreditation/accrediting-accreditors/recognition-process
      You may also directly contact WFME at accreditation@wfme.org to answer any questions you may have regarding the process.
      Best regards,

  10. Ahmet says:

    Dear Marta,
    I am a first year student at the university Of Belgrade in Serbia. is my university recognisited by eu? And by Usa? Would i need to be examinited to be able to work in Usa ?
    Sincerely, Ahmet.

  11. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Ahmet,
    Thank you for your inquiry. The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, and the “Sponsors Notes” tab indicates that students/graduates of the school are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000351
    Regarding the examinations required to obtain ECFMG certification and work in the USA, please refer to the ECFMG website for information: http://www.ecfmg.org
    Regarding recognition of your university by the EU, please contact the relevant country’s medical regulatory authority.
    Best regards,

  12. ahmed says:

    Hi
    I want to ask about recognition of medical school s in ukraine and romania
    Are those countries give recognized certificatecertification for eu and us

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Ahmed,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Please refer to the World Directory of Medical Schools (www.wdoms.org) and search for Ukraine and Romania. For information about acceptance of graduates in the United States, for each school click on the “sponsor notes” tab. There you can find verification that graduates of the school are eligible to become ECFMG certified. For information about acceptance of graduates in the EU, you would need to contact the appropriate regulatory authorities in the EU.
      Best regards,

  13. Monica Beverly says:

    Hi,

    I’m currently studying medicine in Kenyatta university , Kenya.It’s not listed in the directory.How can we be part of the directory.Thanks

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Monica Beverly,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Several months ago we contacted the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board to request verification of Kenyatta University School of Health Sciences, but we have not yet received a reply.
      Best regards,

  14. Hasan says:

    DG Khan Medical College, Pakistan

    Hi,

    My college DG Khan Medical College is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. How can it be added to WDOMS? The college is listed on PMDC website.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Hasan,
      Thank you for your inquiry. We wrote to the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council in April 2016 requesting verification of several medical colleges in Pakistan, including DG Khan Medical College. We have not yet received a reply to our request.
      Best regards,

  15. DARREN says:

    AAMC member medical schools have the ability to enroll faculty and staff in 21 professional development groups.

  16. Mel says:

    Hello I applied to a st James medical school in Anguilla? Do you know if this school is accredited. I’ve tried to look for it in the directory and I don’t see it please help. It’s urgent!

  17. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Mel,
    Thank you for your inquiry. St. James School of Medicine in Anguilla has been reviewed by the accrediting organization CAAM-HP and granted the status “Initial Provisional Accreditation extended with Probation for one year, until 2016”.
    If you are asking if this school is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, please be aware that because Anguilla is not a UN member state, it is first necessary to click on the box to include non-UN member states. Then you will see the school listed: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002407
    If you click on the “sponsor notes” tab you will see that graduates are eligible to be ECFMG certified.
    Best regards,

  18. Gurvya says:

    Hi Marta

    This has been a very informative article, thank you. I am currently studying in my 2nd to last year of medicine at DR.VRK medical college, Aziz Nagar in India. Our college has recently passed the provisional recognition period by the MCI (Medical council of India) and has been given full recognition by MCI as of this year, I was wondering how long would it take for my medical school to be included in the World Directory of Medical Schools website for me to initiate the process ECFMG certification with any further delay.
    Kind regards

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Gurvya,
      Thank you for your inquiry. This school will be added to WDOMS when FAIMER receives verification of recognition from the MCI. Please contact the WDOMS at info@wdoms.org for more information.
      Best regards,

  19. Max says:

    Dear Marta
    Good afternoon. I am not able to apply for the ECFMG certification because there is not a ECFMG note on my medical school’s sponsor notes tab in the WDOMS. The name of my medical school is “Universidad Nacional del Litoral Facultad de Ciencias Medicas” from Argentina, and it is already indexed in the WDOMS.
    Do you know which is the process in order to get this note? I would be grateful if you could help me to complete this as soon as possible, because I need to start applying for the exams.
    Looking forward for your answer. Thank you very much
    Best wishes

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Max,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org for information regarding the ECFMG note.
      Best regards,

  20. Ahmed Saleh says:

    Dear Marta

    I appreciate your information if The istanbul Medipol university /dental school is recognised world wide and eligable to take ECFMG
    Best Regards
    Ahmed

  21. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Ahmed Saleh,
    Thank you for your inquiry.
    This school is listed in WDOMS and the “Sponsors Notes” tab indicates that graduates are eligible to be ECFMG certified. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002716
    Regarding recognition in other countries that may not use the WDOMS, please contact the relevant medical regulatory authorities regarding recognition.
    Best regards,

  22. Maja Svraka says:

    Dear Marta, I graduated from The University in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would like to know is my school listed in WDOMS? Would I be able to take USMLE and do my residency in the US?
    Best regards,
    Maja

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Maja Svraka,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The University in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed in the WDOMS and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001673
      Best regards,

  23. Maja says:

    Dear Marta,
    I got my degree on The University in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would like to know is my school listed in WDOMS? Can I apply for USMLE exams?
    Best regards

  24. Rawan says:

    Hello

    I am a 3rd year student in Dar al uloom university (DAU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    My college did not graduate any batches yet. in fact we’ll be the first batch to graduate. My college is recognized from the medical body in Saudi Arabia but it’s not listed on the world directory of medical schools. Is it possible to get it listed so that we can take USMLE step one before graduation?

    I hope that you can help me.
    Thank you in advance

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Rawan,
      Thank you for your inquiry. DAU will be added to WDOMS once we receive verification from the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia. We have contacted the Ministry of Education requesting verification, but we have not yet received a reply. Please contact the WDOMS at info@wdoms.org for more information.
      Best regards,

  25. Rana says:

    Hello
    I am studying in Near East University in Northern Cyprus. The school of Medicine is listed in the WDOMS under Cyprus. What can we do to get it sponsored by ecfmg? Is it going to be a bit hard because of the political reasons regarding our school??
    Thank you

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Rana,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org for information regarding the ECFMG sponsor note for Near East University.
      Best regards,

  26. Mike cupic says:

    I am enroled in university of belgrade medical school english program 6 year. Do i qualify for licence in the USA if i pass usnle

  27. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Mike Cupic,
    Thank you for your inquiry. The University of Belgrade is listed in the WDOMS and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification.
    https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000351
    Best regards,

  28. ada says:

    Hello, I am enroled in university of Sarajevo School of Science and Technologies, new medical english program 6 year. Is this accredited school, and am i eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification in US and EU?

  29. Syed Azeez says:

    Hi, I have just been accepted to Avalon University School of Medicine, Curaçao Carribean. I am a US citizen and wants to practice medicine there. Could you tell me if Avalon University School of Medicine is an accredited and recognized school in Us and that if I could take USMLE and continue my residency? Appreciate your response. Thanks

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Syed Azeez,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Avalon University School of Medicine is listed in the WDOMS and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000591
      When searching the World Directory for medical schools in countries that are not UN member states, such as Curacao, be sure to first click the “Included non-UN member states” box.
      Thank you.

  30. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Ada,
    Thank you for your inquiry. The Sarajevo School of Science and Technologies is listed in the WDOMS and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0003742
    Regarding accreditation, yes your school appears to be accredited by the local authority: http://www.hea.gov.ba/akreditacija_vsu/akreditovani/?id=5234
    Please contact them directly for more information about accreditation of the program.
    Best regards,

  31. Remy says:

    Hi I am a graduate from KMCT MEDICAL COLLEGE, CALICUT, INDIA. I wish to appear for USMLE step 1, 2017. I would really like to give my best for this exam and would hope to match. But my medical school is not recognized by WHO though it’s recognized by the MCI. I really have no idea on how to get it accredited.

    Hoping you can help me out here,
    Desperate

    Thanks and regards.

    1. parinaiy says:

      Remy I graduate from government medical college, Srinagar,Uttarakhand and I also have same problem….u can check in IMED, may be WDOMS is yet to be update . please suggest me if college is not. listed can I apply through MCAT and then give USMLE in future…. what’s your opinion?

  32. parinaiy says:

    hello madam,I am from V.C.S.G Government medical science and research institute,Srinagar, pauri gharwal, Uttarakhand,INDIA. please help me out about my college status in WDOMS, whether it is listed or not,please reply me as soon as possible.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Parinaiy,
      Thank you for your inquiry. V.C.S.G is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor note” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification.
      https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002535
      Thank you.

  33. Lydia says:

    Dear Marta,
    I’m a 5th year student in Bogomolets Kiev National Medical University in Ukraine. Also, I’ve already taken the Step 1 test. Next year I am obligated to take the Step 2 test. This year I’m trying to transfer to a medical university in the US. For example, Taxe A&M Medical University or New York Medical College. Is it possible for me to do that? Is my med school appears to be accredited one and will it give me a chance to do the transfer? Or do I have any other options to be accepted as a student to one of the US medical universities? I’d higlhly appretiated Your help! Looking forward to Yor replay. Thank You.
    Best regards, Lydia.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Lydia,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the schools you are interested in transferring to directly.

  34. Eleni Girma says:

    Dear Martha
    FIrstly I would like to appreciate you for your article and your patience to replying each question so kindly.I am a medical student in Debre Tabor university, Ethiopia. My school is not currently enlisted in the world medical directory. However, it is recognized by our ministry of education. What are the further steps to be taken to get our school enlisted? And secondly, you have informed us of the changes that will be made as of 2023 so who is going to be responsible to accredit our school then? And how can we contact them?

    Warmest regards
    Eleni Girma

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Eleni Girma,
      Thank you for your inquiry. For questions regarding listing your school in the World Directory of Medical Schools, please contact info@wdoms.org. For questions regarding the ECFMG 2023 policy, please contact info@ecfmg.org.
      Thank you.

  35. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Remy,
    Thank you for your inquiry. KMCT is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor note” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification.
    https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002527
    Best regards,

  36. amber says:

    Hi. I’m a graduate from Al Ameen college of medical sciences and hospital -India. Would you kindly tell me if my school is accredited by the WDOMS since it it is tecognized by tbe MCI . I wanted to appear for the USMLE ..It would be really helpful if you could clarify…
    Thank you.

  37. Olga G says:

    Dear Marta!
    My name is Dr. Olga G and i have a diploma of Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy (it’s a University now) in Russian Federation.
    Please, tell me, is this university recognised in US? can I pass a USMLE exams and for residency in US?
    thank you so much for your answers

  38. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Amber,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Al Ameen is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor note” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification.
    https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000787
    Thank you.

  39. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Olga,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor note” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification.
    https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001550
    Thank you.

  40. Dr Victor Mutisya says:

    Hi. My name is Dr Victor Mutisya. I graduated from Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya. Please tell me if my University is recognised by WDOMS. I want to apply for USMLE,but am not sure if my campus is accredited or in due process. Thanks

  41. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Victor Mutisya,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Kenyatta University will be added to WDOMS when we receive verification from the appropriate authority in Kenya. Please contact info@wdoms.org for more information.
    Thank you.

  42. Maseeh says:

    Hello Marta
    I am 5th year medical student from Alberoni university in Kapisa, Afghanistan would you please check if I am eligible for USMLE exam and US residency or no?
    If no what should I do next

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Maseeh,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org for information regarding Alberoni University and your eligibility for ECFMG certification.
      Thank you.

  43. Rekha Prashanthi says:

    My college “Mallareddy medical college for women” has been listed in the wdoms but under the sponsor notes there is no information regarding the students being eligible to apply for the usmle steps . Kindly let me know if I can apply soon .

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Rekha Prashanthi,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org for information regarding Mallareddy Medical College for Women and your eligibility for ECFMG certification.
      Thank you.

  44. Kadri H. says:

    Hello,

    My twin daughters, who are American citizens and in their last year of high school in Maryland, are planning to attend a medical school in Turkey, and planning to come back to US for their residency after graduation. Medical school in Turkey are right after high school, but 6 years instead of 4 years. They will start the medical school in 2017-2018 school year and graduate in 2022-2023.school year.

    I would really appreciate if you can please help me with my questions below regarding the statement I quoted from ECFMG’s web site as follows:

    “ECFMG® has announced that, effective in 2023, physicians applying for ECFMG Certification will be required to graduate from a medical school that has been appropriately accredited. To satisfy this requirement, the physician’s medical school must be accredited through a formal process that uses criteria comparable to those established for U.S. medical schools by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or that uses other globally accepted criteria.”

    – Is TEPDAD (http://uteak.org.tr/) in Turkey accredited (recognized) by LCME?
    – Can a student graduated from a TEPDAD accredited medical school in Turkey apply for USA licensing after the year 2023?
    – Can the student still apply for USA licensing, if the medical school the student graduated in Turkey, had been accredited during the student’s studies at the school? Or Does the school have to be accredited before the student start the medical program? (Some medical schools in Turkey will be accredited by the TEPDAD after my daughters’ entry to the program).

    Thanks!

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Kadri H.,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Currently TEPDAD is recognized by WFME: http://wfme.org/documents/accreditation/accreditation-agencies/work-programme-and-outcomes/87-11-recognition-of-accreditation-agencies-agencies-that-are-recognised/file
      Regarding your other questions on ECFMG certification, please contact info@ecfmg.org.
      Thank you.

  45. Adam says:

    Dear Marta ,

    My name is Adam and I did my MBBS medical degree from King Edward’s medical college Lahore , Pakistan. Am I and my med college eligible ??

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Adam,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Your medical college is included in the World Directory and the “sponsor note” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001290

  46. John D Gremory says:

    Hey Marta,

    My son will complete his MBBS from Aga Khan medical university Karachi, Pakistan. Is his college recognized (accredited) by lcme ??

  47. John D Gremory says:

    Hello ,

    My sons will complete their MBBS degrees from Aga Khan medical university Karachi, Pakistan and King Edward medical university Lahore , Pakistan ….Are their colleges recognized (accredited) by lcme ??

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear John D Gremory,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Currently the LCME only accredits medical programs located in the USA and Canada.

  48. Dr. Hassan Ali Mohamed says:

    Greeting Marta

    This Dr. Hassan Ali Mohamed and the director of Medical Education & Career advancement at Salaam University, Faculty of Medicine in Mogadishu, Somalia. The medical school has been added to the WDOMS but have not received info on how to get ECFMG sponsorship. Would you kindly tell us about the process. Thank you

  49. symone says:

    Hi there,

    looking to apply to St James School of Medicine and Medical University of the Americas, I wanted to check their accreditation how would I go about doing so?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Symone,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please refer to http://www.caam-hp.org for information on accreditation of St. James School of Medicine, and http://www.accredmed.org for information on accreditation of Medical University of the Americas. The report “Overview of For-Profit Schools in the Caribbean” mentioned previously in this article also provides information on accreditation of medical schools in the Caribbean.

  50. Suraj poudel says:

    Hello currently i am studying in gandaki medical college. Am i eligible for PLAB test?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Suraj Poudel,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the GMC in the UK for information on PLAB eligibility.

      1. Suraj poudel says:

        Thank you for your reply. I would like to know that if i can take usmle tests or not ?

        1. Marta van Zanten says:

          Dear Suraj Poudel,
          Gendaki medical college is listed in the World Directory and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and seek ECFMG certification. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002674
          Best regards,

  51. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Dr. Hassan Ali Mohamed,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org for information on ECFMG eligibility.
    Best regards,

  52. Rakshit Choubisa says:

    Hi
    My name is Rakshit.
    I am taking admission in Alexander American University, Guyana. It is WDOMS accredited now. It gives chances for US clinical rotation. But I would like you to guide me about its accreditations, please.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Rakshit Choubisa,
      Thank you for your inquiry. While Alexander American University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, currently there is no information in the sponsor notes tab indicating that graduates are eligible for ECFMG certification. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org for information on ECFMG eligibility.

  53. Ilavarasi Arumugam says:

    Hi, good day for you! ☺
    I’m Ila here from Malaysia, graduated from University of North Sumatra (Universitas Sumatera Utara), Medan, Indonesia. I have checked in the World Directory of Medical Schools and noted the university is listed there. I just would like to confirm whether I’m eligible to apply for USMLE. What’s the next step? Kindly guide me.
    Thank you.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Ilavarasi Arumugan,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please refer to http://www.ecfmg.org for information on your next steps.
      Best regards,

  54. Diaa says:

    Dear Marta

    Where can I find a database for medical schools that have USA clinical rotations but international and not in the states? Similar to the Caribbean universities but in Europe or Middle East.

    Please guide

    Thank you

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Diaa,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately I do not know of any database with that information.
      Best regards,

  55. Abd hafez says:

    How to notify about Fraud medical school ?

    Thank you a

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Adc Hafez,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Please contact the local medical regulatory authority (Ministry of Education or Health, or other appropriate local authority) for information about the recognition of a specific schools’ program for the purpose of obtaining a medical education leading to a license to practice (medical licensure), or regulation.

  56. Ghulam Murtaza says:

    Hi.
    I am Ghulam Murtaza from Pakistan graduated from D.G.Khan medical college and wants to take USMLE steps. But
    My college D.G.khan medical college is recognized by Pakistan medical and dental council.but still not added in WDOMS..how it can be added??..your guidance will be appreciated.

  57. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Ghulam Murtaza,
    D.G. Khan Medical College is listed in the World Directory, but the “sponsor notes” tab does not include information on eligibility to take USMLE and seek ECFMG certification.
    https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0004047
    Please contact MedSchoolReview@ECFMG.org regarding eligibility.

  58. Francisco Rodriguez says:

    Hello Marta van Zanten,
    I’m writing to see if there is an specific American or international institution in charge of the accreditation of, in this case medical school in the Caribbean , to send complaint of what I believe is anti pedagogic , affecting the formation of medical doctor with the standard of those American medical graduates.
    Thanks in advance ,

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Francisco Rodriquez,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Several accrediting agencies function in the Caribbean. If the school is accredited, please contact the organization that accredited the school.

  59. Arda Okyay says:

    Hello Marta.

    I’m an aspiring medical student from Turkey and would like to know if I can work in USA and the UK with the M.D I would get from the Iuliu Haţieganu University in Cluj-Napoca.

    Thanks in advance.

  60. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Arda Okyay,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Iuliu Haţieganu University in Cluj-Napoca is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates graduates are eligible for ECFMG certification: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001415
    Regarding working in the UK, please contact the relevant UK authority (GMC).

  61. Teka Tseday says:

    Dear Martha, I AM a medical student in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa At Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical college. Currently i Am fplanning to continue my education in USA. how CouLd I Know That The Above Mentioned College Is Accredated or Not
    Thanks Ahead

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Teka Tseday,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College will be added to the World Directory of Medical Schools when we receive verification from the appropriate authority in Ethiopia. Please contact info@wdoms.org for more information.
      Thank you.

  62. Sanjay K Chilbule says:

    Dear Ms Marta,

    I am Dr Sanjay K Chilbule. I graduated (MBBS) from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India in 2003 which was then affiliated to Nagpur University.
    Name of this university is now changed to “Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University’ with addition of a name of a great social reformer in the region. Name of this medical college already exists on WDOMS website (please see https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001314) with the new name of university.

    I have applied to GMC,UK for registration. GMC wants the name of the university mentioned as WDOMS as “Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University formerly called as Nagpur university” on their website.
    This name change has been very clearly mentioned on the front page of the university official website.(http://www.nagpuruniversity.org/rtmnu/home/)

    For this, my registration has been withheld asking to get the name changed on WDOMS website.

    I request you to please update the name as mentioned on the university website or suggest me the procedure to do so, so that I can contact the concerned authorities. I can provide the official notifications and my degree certificate for this.

    I would be greatly obliged if you consider my request so that I do not loose my new job only for this.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Dr Sanjay K Chilbule

  63. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Dr. Sanjay K Chilbule,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the World Directory at info@wdoms.org.
    Thank you.

  64. Ciara Kellie says:

    Hello,

    I hope this finds you in good cheer. We are organizing the global colloquium “6th International Conference on Medical & Nursing Education” in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria during Nov 6-8, 2017.
    The Conference has “CME and CPD Credits accreditation”. We would like to invite to be a part of this global conference meeting.

    The conference will be covering the wide range of topics, including Medical, Nursing, Biomedical, Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Training etc.

    For more information, please visit conference website or you are welcome to contact us.

    Official Website: https://goo.gl/Pt6nbA

    Thanks & best regards,
    Ciara Kellie
    Conference Director ICME 2017

  65. yiannis says:

    hello mrs marta how are you doing ..?
    listen there is a great need for accrediting according to european standards of many medical schools in countries at a stage of a pre-accession to EU.
    It is a very good Business and a project that has to be urgently implemented i have already several demands .. can you advise me who can do all that if not you… so that we go down to specific business deal?
    yiannis from Greece

  66. MICHAEL says:

    dear marta
    i am a student in faculty of medicine . tanta university in egypt ..
    will i be able to enter usmle exams after 2023 ?
    is NAQAAE ACCREDITED ?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Michael,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The NAQAAE has not yet been recognized by WFME. Please refer to this document on the WFME website for more information: http://wfme.org/documents/accreditation/accreditation-agencies/work-programme-and-outcomes/116-accreditation-papers-november-2013-list-of-recognised-agencies/file
      Thank you.

  67. Sana Hagh says:

    Dear Marta
    I am studying medicine in Near East University in Cyprus. Is this university recognized in US? Will I be eligible for USMLE EXAMS and later will I be eligible for residency in US?
    Is it recognized by World Directory of Medical Schools, WFME and FAIMER.

  68. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Sana Hagh,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Near East University in Cyprus is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002935
    Please contact MedSchoolReview@ecfmg.org regarding your questions on eligibility for USMLE and ECFMG certification.
    Thank you.

  69. Abdullah Alshami says:

    Dear Marta

    I just want to ask about ”Donetsk natinal medical university” if it’s accredited and recognized internationally or not
    and i will be thankful if you answered me
    and than you so much

  70. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Abdullah Alshami,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Donetsk National Medical University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates eligibility of graduates in the United States and Canada. https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000090
    Regarding eligibility of graduates to practice in additional countries, please contact the relevant authorities in those countries.
    Regarding accreditation, please contact the relevant accrediting agencies in the Ukraine.

  71. Aylin Egrek says:

    Hi Dear Marta van Zanten,

    I graduated from The İstanbul Medipol University in Turkey. Is it an accrediated school? How can I search this subject. I’ll be glad to hear from you. Thank you.

  72. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Aylin Egrek,
    Thank you for your inquiry.
    Please refer to the UTEAK/TEPDAD website for information on the accreditation status of your school: http://uteak.org.tr/akreditasyon

  73. saminass says:

    Dear  Marta…
    My name is Dr sami nass and i did my undergrad in Haromaya university, Ethiopia… i previously asked you whether my university is accredited and that am eligible to take USMLE and you told me its not in the list of world directory of medical schools and that its not eligible….  But now its included in the WDMS and am hearing both that its accredited and its not and i was wandering if you can tell me if am eligible to take the USMLE exam or not…..  i really appreciate your help!!! With best regards

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Dr. sami nass,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Haramaya University is now listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “Sponsor Notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible for USMLE and ECFMG certification: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0003339
      Regarding accreditation of this university, please refer to the local accrediting authorities in Ethiopia.

  74. Krishna Vamsi says:

    Dear Marta,

    I am a US Citizen, currently studying in ‘Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India’.There are 460 Medical Colleges in India and “Kasturba Medical College” is currently ranked #5 in India. By the time I graduate in March 2023 with a Medical degree, as per new ECFMG accreditation rules effective 2023, will I still be eligible to write ECFMG – USMLE exams in 2023 and obtain ECFMG Certification? Your guidance in this regard is much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Krishna

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Krishna Vamsi,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact ECFMG at info@ecfmg.org regarding your question.

  75. Karen Eid says:

    Dear marta,
    I am currently on the verge of deciding wether I wil study medicine in Canada at ottawa university or in lebanon at the university of saint joseph USJ. Actually, I am more opting for the second choice as I can start medical school directly after high school but I wonder wether my diploma will be acredited at world directory of medical school because I am sure that I want to apply for internship wether in Canada or in the usa. Please note that I am also canadian

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Karen Eid,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The Université Saint-Joseph Faculté de Médecine is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that the school is currently acceptable in the United States and Canada: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001872
      Please refer to the ECFMG and the MCC for more information on postgraduate training eligibility.

  76. zizou says:

    Hello ma’am. I’m a house surgeon in Srinivas institute of medical sciences and research centre, Mangalore, India. my college is listed in wodms but the not yet sponsored by the ecfmg. I tried getting in touch with the mci to to do what the ecfmg had asked me to do. but didn’t get any response. have you come across anything like this in the past from India. please can you guide me through. would be of great help.
    Thank you

  77. Car Ree says:

    Dear Marta,
    How long does it take for a school to process their application for ECFMG?

    How long will it take if they had officials that were charged with fraud?

    Thanks.

  78. Priyanka says:

    Hello Marta,

    I graduated from Ryazan State I.P.Pavlov Medical University, Russia. ( Ryazan State Medical University,Russia / Ryazan State Medical University named after academician I.P.Pavlov ). Am I eligible to take USMLE / PLAB ? I tried searching it on WDOMS but it says no results found. What do I do? Please guide me.

    Thank you.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Priyanka,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Ryazan State Ivan Petrovich Pavlov Medical University Medical Faculty is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible for ECFMG certification: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001019
      Regarding eligibility for PLAB, please contact the GMC.

      1. Priyanka says:

        Thank you for the reply.

  79. D. NITIN ABHISHEK BALAJI says:

    I AM NITIN FINISHING MY MEDICAL EDUCATION – MBBS FROM K.A.P GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE, TRICHIRAPPALLI, TAMILNADU Dr. MGR MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, INDIA. I AM GETTING GRADUATED IN MARCH 2018. AM I ELIGIBLE TO SEEK CLINICAL ELECTIVES IN ONE OF UNIVERSITIES IN US.

    CAN I TRY FOR MY CLINICAL ELECTIVES THROUGH THE FMG
    PORTAL, ARE THEY RECOGNISED AND DEPENDABLE?
    I HOPE MY COLLEGE IS ACCREDITED. KINDLY REPLY

    Reply

  80. Mustafa Kadhim says:

    dear Marta
    thank you for the great effort you have done in this article and it helped me a lot.
    I want to ask you that does having your college listed in the world directory of medical schools means that your college is internationally accredited and that its certificates are accepted worldwide?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Mustafa Kadhim,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Currently there is no entity that “internationally accredits” medical schools. Please verify the acceptability of your medical school directly with the regulatory or licensing bodies in the countries where you wish to practice.

  81. Rashama Holder says:

    I am a Guyanese student of Georgetown American University, can you tell me if this school is accredited and recognized?

  82. Marta van Zanten says:

    Dear Rashama Holder,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Georgetown American University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the Sponsor Notes includes information on eligibility for the United States and Canada: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0003427
    Regarding accreditation, please contact the National Accreditation Council of Guyana: http://nac.gov.gy/

  83. Aakriti Arora says:

    Hi. I’m currently enrolled in Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India.

    My medical school is listed on World Directory of Medical Schools and is accredited by the ECFMG.

    I wanted to know whether there is a limited time period for which the agreement is there or if the Accreditation ends and needs to be renewed again?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Aakriti Arora,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      The World Directory of Medical Schools uses information from the Medical Council of India. Please contact the Medical Council of India regarding your question on the duration and timeline for renewal of your school’s status.

  84. Omobolaji says:

    Thanks so much for your previous responses to previous questions.
    Please how long does it take to have sponsorship notes from the ECFMG?
    My school is listed but not sponsored hence i can”t get ECFMG certification till it has the sponsor notes.
    Thanks as i await your timely response.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Omobolaji,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ecfmg.org for information on sponsor notes.

  85. Gloria Ken says:

    Is USAT Montserrat list in WDOM? Can graduates sit for USMLE?
    Thank you.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Gloria Ken,
      Thank you for your inquiry. USAT in Montserrat is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the sponsor notes tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to apply for ECFMG certification and examination: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000836

  86. Nishant Kalra says:

    Rspected Mam/sir,
    I have conpleted my mbbs from Army College of medical sciences, new delhi. India. It is a recognised college by the medical council of india but it is not enlisted in the World Directory of medical schools. I am preparing for usmle step 1. My batchmates have cleared usmle earlier from the same college and the name was enlisted at then. It’s surprising that I can’t find the name as of now. Please can you check and help me with the process.
    Regards
    Dr. Nishant

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Nishant Kalra,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The Army College of Medical Sciences’ listing can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002521

  87. Abdo Ayman says:

    Hello,
    I’m a current medical Student at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    It’s not listed in the WDOMS. But it’s a new school though, the first class will still graduate in 2018.

    How can it be listed on the WDOMS?
    Will my best bet be to transfer out?
    Thanks. Regards.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Abdo Ayman,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      State University of Zanzibar will be added to the World Directory of Medical Schools when we receive verification from the appropriate authority in Tanzania. Please contact info@wdoms.org for more information.
      Thank you.

  88. Gjulsime says:

    Dear Marta van Zanten

    I finished medical school (6 years ) in Skopje, Macedonia Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. I moved in U.S.A. I checked in the world directory of medical schools, but it says no records found. If you could please inform me better, I’m not oriented at all.

    Thank you

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Gjulsime,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The listing for Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje Faculty of Medicine in the World Directory of Medical Schools can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000353

  89. Mary says:

    Hello,

    I am currently a medical student at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I have checked out the wdoms website and found my college’s name in their list. I was wondering if that also meant that it’s students are accredited to take the USMLE and work as residents in the US.

    Thank you.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Mary,
      Thank you for your inquiry. St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the “sponsor notes” tab indicates that students/graduates are eligible to take USMLE and obtain ECFMG certification: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0003142
      Please contact ECFMG at info@ecfmg.org for more information.

  90. NIshant Kalra says:

    Repected Mam/sir,
    I had earlier also enquired regarding my college registration in WDOMs. I have completed my mbbs from Army College of medical sciences, new delhi. India. It is a recognised college by the medical council of india and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, and is enlisted in the World Directory of medical schools. I am preparing for PLAB 1. My batchmates have cleared usmle earlier from the same college. It’s surprising that I can’t find the name of the college among the GMC overseas college directory. Please can you check and help me with the process of my college name in the GMC directory of overseas medical qualification.
    Regards
    Dr. Nishant

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Nishant Kalra,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the GMC with your question.

  91. Gabriel Furtado says:

    Dear Marta,
    I am currently a medical Student at the Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul, campus Chapecó (UFFS) in Chapecó, Brasil.
    My school is not listed in the WDOMS yet. But it’s a public school, therefore it’s already acreditted by the government and all the competent authorites in Brasil.
    How can it be listed on the WDOMS?
    And how can it get the ECFMG sponsor note?
    Regards.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Gabriel Furtado,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact info@wdoms.org regarding listing your school in the World Directory, and MedSchoolReview@ecfmg.org regarding obtaining a sponsor note.

  92. Maithili says:

    Is Smolensk State Medical university of Russian Federation accredited by ECFMG?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Maithili,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please be aware that ECFMG does not accredit medical schools.
      Regarding the inclusion of Smolensk State Medical University in the World Directory of Medical Schools, the listing can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001555
      The “sponsor notes” tab indicates that graduates are eligible for ECFMG certification.

  93. Ekta says:

    I’m a 2nd year MBBS student from India currently studying in Agartala Government Medical College & GBP Hospital. I’ve searched it in the directory but i found no results. Does it mean that i’m not eligible for USMLE? Please guide me

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Ekta,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      The listing for Agartala Government Medical College can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002039

  94. Jaya says:

    Hello marta.. Iam jayashree from india studying in a government affliated college name karpaga vinayaga institute of medical science. My college name is not found in world dictionary of medical science. Does it mean i cannot take up usmle exam.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Jaya,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Here is the listing for Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences:
      https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002702

  95. Jaya says:

    My college name is not found in wdoms. Can i still apply for usmle exam

  96. what about jimma university in ethiipia?

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Biniyam Nigussiei,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Here is the listing for Jimma University: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0000468

  97. Ali says:

    Hi
    I am currently studying in ternopil state medical university(ukraine) . I am an Afghan but residence of Kuwait. I want to ask that after graduating from this med school am I eligible for residency in Kuwait.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Ali,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the relevant authority in Kuwait regarding practice in Kuwait.

  98. Anthony says:

    My name is Anthony Ofori, a medical student in Kiev, Ukraine. Please I would like to know if my school, International Academy Og Ecology And Medicine is is listed among the Medical schools whose students are eligible to write the USMLE.

    Thank you.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Anthony,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The WDOMS listing for the International Academy of Ecology and Medicine can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0003899. The “sponsor notes” tab does not include information on eligibility of students/graduates seeking ECFMG certification. Therefore please contact MedSchoolReview@ecfmg.org regarding eligibility for USMLE and ECFMG certification.

  99. Anthony says:

    My name is Anthony Ofori, a medical student in Kiev, Ukraine. Please I would like to know if my school, International Academy Og Ecology And Medicine is is listed among the Medical schools whose students are eligible to write the USMLE.

  100. Msgana says:

    Hi i just want to ask if sudan international university is listed in imed

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Msgana,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The WDOMS listing for Sudan International University can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002713

  101. Peter says:

    Good day, want to study medicine at texila university in Zambia but it a campus from texila in Guyana, please is these university in the directory?

  102. onyeyirim oguzie says:

    please i am a level one student of kiev medical university in ukraine, i want to know if the school is accredited and also eligible for the USMLE exam or to practice in canada or uk as a medical doctor.

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Onyeyirim Oguzi,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      The World Directory listing for Kyiv Medical University can be found here: https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0002349
      According to the “sponsor notes” tab, graduates of this school are eligible to practice in the USA and Canada. Regarding the UK, please contact the relevant authority in the UK.

  103. Fayyaz alam says:

    Hi..
    Dear Marta….
    m graduated from D.G Khan medical college, Pakistan…. My college is recognized by PMDC and also added in WDOMS ………. Can i take USMLE exams now or yet needed to be certified by ecfmg???

    1. Marta van Zanten says:

      Dear Fayyaz Alam,
      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact MedSchoolReview@ecfmg.org regarding your eligibility to take USMLE.

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