Recognition and Licensure

UHSA is:

  • Recognized by The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
  • Listed in Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools (Formerly, World Health Organization)
  • Recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
  • Recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Recognized by the Antigua & Barbuda National Accreditation Board (ABNAB)

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).


UHSA filed for accreditation by The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). A site visit is pending, which we anticipate will be in 2023.

Can graduates still be certified for licensure in the US and Canada after the 2024 ECFMG medical school accreditation requirement?

Although we are making every effort to be accredited by 2023, the ECFMG has stated:

ECFMG continues to hold medical school accreditation as vitally important to ensuring the quality of medical education and, ultimately, patient care. ECFMG plans to launch the policy in 2024 in a way that both maintains the importance of medical school accreditation by a recognized agency and acknowledges that global events have disrupted key aspects of the accreditation and recognition processes. When the policy is initially implemented in 2024, it will not be a requirement for ECFMG Certification.

To learn more, visit the ECFMG website.

What sets UHSA apart?

Our curriculum has been designed based on the need for knowledge of today’s physicians and nurses. Due to the solid foundation of the courses taught, our students are very successful during the UHSA medical program’s clinical portion. This is a major factor in successfully passing the required licensing examinations.

Since 1982, UHSA has graduated students from over 21 countries and 45 states within the U.S. Our students are represented in just about every specialty including, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. UHSA students have also gone on to prominent positions such as Heads of Hospitals, Department Heads, Faculty, Chief residents, popular lecturers, etc.

At UHSA, you are more than just a number; you are family. You will not find yourself in a classroom with hundreds of other students. One of the benefits of attending a smaller institution, such as UHSA, is the opportunity to experience a personalized education. Smaller class size also means that there is no need to compete for clinical placements. With an extensive list of US Hospital Affiliations, our students are treated with the highest priority for hospital placement. After all, what is the reason for attending medical school if you cannot gain hospital experience?

UHSA understands that in current times, we must do everything possible to provide Students with Financial Assistance, which is why we offer several options for eligible students.

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