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 

  • Malalay Institute of Higher Education 
  • Aureus University School of Medicine (formerly known as All Saints University of Medicine)

  • Xavier University School of Medicine 

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Metropolitan University College of Medicine


  • Army Medical College Jessore


  • American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine (formerly known as University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine)


  • Gomel State Medical University

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 

  • Jinggangshan University Medical School

  • Shantou University

  • Weifang Medical College

  • Zhejiang University School of Medicine (only for courses starting in 2016 and ending in 2022)

Commonwealth of Dominica

  • All Saints University School of Medicine 


  • New Vision University

  • BAU International University Batumi

  • European University Tbilisi

  • Alte University School of Medicine

  • Caucasus International University School of Medicine

  • David Tvildiani Medical University AIETI Medical School

  • Georgian National University SEU Faculty of Medicine


  • 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

  • Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak - B.P.S. Government Medical College for Women

  • Gujarat University – Narendra Modi Medical College Ahmedabad

  • Mosul University - Nineveh College of Medicine
  • Nineveh University - Nineveh College of Medicine


  • Nara Medical University


  • University of Technology Mauritius Anna Medical College


  • Air University Fazaia Medical College

  • HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences

  • Kyber Medical University Northwest School of Medicine

  • Kyber Medical University Nowshera Medical College

  • Baqai Medical University Muhammad Medical College


  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical


  • Privolzhsky Research Medical University (formerly known as 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 (Vieux Fort)

  • 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)

  • American University of Integrative Sciences St. Maarten School of Medicine (formerly known as University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • All Saints University College of Medicine

  • American University of St. Vincent School of Medicine 

  • Saint James School of Medicine

  • Richmond Gabriel University College of Medicine (formerly known as All Saints University College of Medicine)


  •  University of Nis

 Sri Lanka

  • South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine

  • Navamindradhiraj University Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital

  • Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Medical School

  • Bozok Universitesi Tip Fakultesi

  • Istinye Universitesi Tip Fakultesi

  • Hitit Universitesi Tip Fakultesi


  • Kigezi International School of Medicine


  • Lugansk State Medical University located in Rubizhne (only for students who have transferred from another medical school) 

  • South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky Faculty of Medicine 

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.