Approvals and Recognition

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American University is chartered and recognized by the Government of St Vincent to confer Doctor of Medicine and other degrees. AUS is also registered and recognized by National Accreditation board of St Vincent and the Grenadines. AUS students are also eligible to do their clinical rotations in the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

ECFMG (USA) 

American University of St Vincent is recognized by the Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates, which makes AUS students and graduates to be eligible for taking USMLE examinations.

World Directory of Medical Schools

The World Directory of Medical Schools has been developed through a partnership between the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). The World Directory provides a comprehensive compilation of the information previously contained in the IMED and Avicenna directories. AUS is listed in the world Directory of Medical School which replaces International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and Avicenna Directory (Previously WHO Directory). Listing in World Directory of Medical Schools makes

Medical Council of Canada (Canada)

Medical degrees obtained from American University of St Vincent are acceptable to the provincial/territorial medical regulatory authorities in Canada, and therefore acceptable to all medical organizations in Canada.

Graduates of American University of St Vincent are recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Consequently, graduates of the University are eligible to sit for Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Qualifying Examinations (MCCQE, Parts I and II). These constitute a prerequisite for eligibility to apply for residency training and practice license in Canada.

Medical Council of India (India)

American University of St Vincent is recognized by the Medical Council of India and its graduates are eligible to appear for the Screening Test and thereby taking up internship in India.

WHO, IMED and World Directory of Medical Schools

The World Health Organization (WHO), early in its history, recognized the need for a reliable list of all of the world’s medical schools, to dologocument where the world’s doctors were educated. With the support of member states, the first edition of the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools was published in 1953.

In August 2007, the WHO signed an agreement with the University of Copenhagen to transfer responsibility for development and maintenance of the directory, which then became the Avicenna Directory, managed by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). The Avicenna Directory was opened in 2008, and was maintained by WFME from that date until the end of 2013.

The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) has been managed by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), based in Philadelphia, since soon after the last printed edition of the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools. The information available in IMED is derived from data collected by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) throughout its history of evaluating the medical education credentials of international medical graduates. Using these data as a starting point, FAIMER began developing IMED in 2001 and made it publicly available in April 2002.

The formation of the new World Directory of Medical Schools brings together the two existing world-wide directories of medical schools, Avicenna and IMED. The decision to merge the two directories was taken in September 2010. A Collaboration Agreement between WFME and FAIMER about this merger was finalized in March 2012.

ACGME Teaching Hospitals (USA)

Clinical rotation in USA is completed in ACGME approved teaching hospitals, currently AUS has clinical campuses in Chicago and Maryland.