The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) does not have Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation since it is a foreign medical school. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) only accredits institutions in the United States and Canada and not foreign institutions. However, once you pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), you are equalized with those individuals that graduate from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited institutions.
Since 1983, UHSA has been listed within the Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools, formerly the World Health Organization (WHO). UHSA is also recognized by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the Antigua & Barbuda National Accreditation Board (ABNAB), and listed within the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).
This recognition confers eligibility for the medical graduates of the university to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) in the U.S. and is one of the requirements of the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) in the U.K. Our listing in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED-FAIMER) also allows our students to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE). Nursing students are eligible to take the NCLEX examinations for licensure within the United States.