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Overseas medical qualifications we may accept

We assess these qualifications on a case by case basis against our current criteria. Please note that the criteria we use to define an acceptable overseas qualification may change.

 Country Medical institution 
Aruba
  • Aureus University School of Medicine (formerly known as All Saints University of Medicine)
  • Xavier University School of Medicine 
Caribbean Netherlands (formerly the Netherlands Antilles)                     
  • University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine 
Cayman Islands
  • St Matthew's University School of Medicine 
China
  •  Hangzhou School of Medicine, Hangzhou Normal University
Commonwealth of Dominica
  • All Saints University School of Medicine 
Guyana
  • American International School of Medicine
 India
  • Gujarat University - Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Medical Education Trust Medical College (AMC MET Medical College)
India
  • Rajiv Ghandi University of Health Sciences - Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences
Philippines
  • University of the East Ramon Magasaysay Memorial Medical
Russia
  • Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy
  • North-Western Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov (formerly known as St Petersburg State Medical Academy n.a. I.I. Mechnikov, Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy and Saint Petersburg Medical Institute of Hygiene and Sanitation and Leningrad Medical Institute of Hygiene and Sanitation)
  • Ryazan State Ivan Petrovich Pavlov Medical University Medical Faculty
  • St Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University (formerly known as 1st St Petersburg IP Pavlov Medical Institute, 1st Leningrad IP Pavlov Medical Institute, St Petersburg State Medical University and Sankt-Petersburgsij Gosudarstvennij Medicinskij Universitet)
  • St Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy (formerly known as St Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Institute, Leningrad Red Banner of Labor Medical Pediatric Institute and Leningrad Medical Pediatric Institute)
Samoa
  • Oceania University of Medicine 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Windsor University School of Medicine (for students who graduated on or before 30 October 2012)
  • International University of Health Sciences
  • University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • St Theresa’s Medical University

Saint Lucia

  • Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (formerly known as College of Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • International American University
  • Spartan Health Sciences University (for courses commenced on or after 1 January 2009)
  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences, St Lucia
  • College of Medicine, International American University
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • All Saints University College of Medicine
Tanzania
  • Hubert Kaikuri Memorial University
Uganda
  • Kigezi International School of Medicine
Ukraine 
  • Kyiv (Kiev) Medical Institute of UAFM (Ukrainian Association of Folk Medicine)
  • Lugansk State Medical University located in Rubizhne
  • Lugansk State Medical University based in Lugansk (students who completed their studies before 30 September 2014)
  • Crimea State Medical University named after S I Georgievsky (students who began their studies before 1 March 2014)
  • Crimean Medical Institute (students who began their studies before 1 March 2014)
United States of America 
  • Touro University of California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) (this only applies to students who graduated on or after 1 January 2010)

What should you do if your medical school is listed?

If you are a graduate of any of the institutions on this list, and you are thinking of applying to sit the PLAB test or registering with us, please email gmc@gmc-uk.org.

You need to include your GMC reference number (if you have one) and full details of your medical school.

Why is your medical school on this list?

There are a number of reasons why we may add a medical institution to this list. For example, where we have information that:

  • the awarding body accepts transfer students who complete less than 50% of the programme of study in the country awarding the qualification
  • the medical school offers courses that lead to qualifications that do not meet the criteria alongside some courses that do.

I am an administrator of a medical school on this list

If you are from a medical school which appears on this list, you can request a review of your institution's qualification at any time. Simply complete the medical school qualification review form and send it to us, along with any evidence, for assessment. We also have guidance to help you complete the form. If you have any queries, please contact GMCRegInvTeam@gmc-uk.org.