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.


Medical institution 

  • 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 


  •  Hangzhou School of Medicine, Hangzhou Normal University

  •  Shantou University

  • Weifang Medical College

Commonwealth of Dominica

  • All Saints University School of Medicine 


  • New Vision University


  • American International School of Medicine


  • Gujarat University - Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Medical Education Trust Medical College (AMC MET Medical College)


  • Rajiv Ghandi University of Health Sciences - Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences


  • Nara Medical University


  • University of Technology Mauritius Anna Medical College


  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical


  • 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)


  • 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 Maarten (formerly the Netherlands Antilles)

  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (for courses commenced before 1 September 2019)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • All Saints University College of Medicine

  • American University of St. Vincent School of Medicine 

  • Saint James School of Medicine

 Sri Lanka

  •  South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine


  • Hubert Kaikuri Memorial University


  • Kigezi International School of Medicine


  •  Lugansk State Medical University located in Rubizhne (transfer student)

United States of America 

  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • 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 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.