Healthcare Education Charter from the Republic of Suriname
The Government of the Republic of Suriname has issued a Healthcare Charter that applies to South American International University (SAIU). Under this charter the University may confer the MD degree and Post Graduate (PG) Specialization degrees to graduates that have successfully completed programs of SAI School of Medicine.
Higher Education Charter from the Government of Suriname
The Government of the Republic of Suriname has issued a Higher Education Charter that applies to South American International University (SAIU). Under this charter the University may confer the Bachelor of Science (BS), and Master of Science (MS), and other Post Graduate degrees in Health Care upon its graduates that have successfully completed degree programs of SAIU.
The Government Charters that apply to SAIU and SAI School of Medicine make these institutions eligible for recognition by the World Health Organization (WHO), and for listing in the World Director of Medical Schools supported by WHO, FAIMER and World Federation for Medical Education.
World Medical Councils
The Government Charters that apply to SAIU and SAI School of Medicine, makes these institutions eligible for recognition by medical councils of countries associated with the WHO. Among the most recognized of these medical councils is the Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) of the United States of America. The ECFMG maintains the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), and administers the United Stated Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Other important medical councils are the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom, the Medical Council of India (MCI), and the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).
The following provides additional information concerning relevant registration bodies.
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME
The Government of the Republic of Suriname by issuing a Charter that applies to SAIU, allows SAI School of Medicine to teach the MD degree at the Sint Vincentius Hospital in Paramaribo, capital of Suriname. The Charter is recognized by the Ministry of Public Health. A graduate of SAIU that meets all standard medical licensing criteria and requirements, is eligible to practice medicine in Suriname.
Government of the Republic of Suriname
Ministry of Health
Henck Arronstraat 64
Republic of Suriname
Phone: (+597) 474.941
Fax: (+597) 410.702
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international medical education. The WHO Department of Human Resources for Health (HRH) is now upgrading the World Directory of Medical Schools, formerly available via WHO’s website.
The new Directory will be a web-based database with comprehensive information on health training institutions worldwide, including schools of medicine.
WHO being notified by the Government of Curacao about the SAI recognitions, has included our school in the next edition of the World Directory of Medical Schools.
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
AVICENNA DIRECTORIES OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS (AVICENNA)
The aim of the Avicenna Directories is to provide up-to-date and reliable information on institutions that educate health professionals to all who are interested – policy-makers at national and international level; authorities responsible for licences to practice; teachers and schools; and students seeking to identify a suitable quality programme.
The Avicenna Directories will in due course hold contact details of institutions, admission rules, a brief description of the educational programme, the titles of degrees and diplomas awarded, accreditation status and other quality assurance mechanisms in use, and the like.
World Federation for Medical Education
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES (ECFMG)
International Medical Education Directory (IMED) is a division of the United States of America’s Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). An international medical school is now required to be recognized by IMED in order for their student and graduates to apply and sit for the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE).
Medical residency training is required of all medical doctors in order to be eligible to apply for medical licensure to practice medicine in the United States. An the ECFMG Certification is required of all international medical graduates to be able to start medical residency training in the United States.
For more information on the USMLE and international medical graduate policies – we encourage you to visit the official website of ECFMG, or request for more information by contacting the ECFMG office at:
UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSE EXAMINATION (USMLE)
The United States Medical Licensing Examination is a multi-part professional exam sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Medical doctors are required to pass before being permitted to practice medicine in the United States of America. It consists of three steps; all three must be passed before an allopathic medical school (M.D.) graduate is eligible to apply for a license to practice medicine in the United States. Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine has successfully addressed all requirements of ECFMG and therefore obtained permission for its students to sit for the United States Medical Licensing Examination tests.
United States Medical Licensing Examination
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190
Phone: (215) 590-9700
Fax: (215) 590-9457
NATIONAL BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS (NBME)
Founded in 1915, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high- quality assessments of healthcare professionals.
The NBME develops and manages the USMLE. While the individual licensing boards grant the license to practice medicine, all medical boards in the US accept a passing score on the USMLE as evidence that an applicant demonstrates the core competencies to practice medicine.
Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine (CMU) has fulfilled NBME’s requirements to be approved to use NBME Examination Services.
National Board of Medical Examiners
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3102
Phone: (215) 590-9500
Fax: (215) 590-9488
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA (MCC)
In order to apply for Licensure of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), a graduate must pass both Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Parts (MCCQE Parts I and II). As a pre-requisite to take MCCQE Part I exam, an International medical graduate must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).
Graduates of CMU are eligible to sit for MCCQE Parts I and II, and to apply for the LMCC.
For more information regarding Canadian medical licensure, please contact the Academic Department or the Medical Council of Canada directly.
Medical Council of Canada
PO Box 8234 Stn T
Ottawa ON K1G 3H7
Phone: (613) 521-6012
Fax: (613) 521-9417
CANADIAN RESIDENT MATCHING SERVICE (CARMS)
The Canadian Resident Matching Service is a not-for-profit organization that works in close cooperation with the medical education community, medical schools and residents/students, to provide an electronic application service and a computer match for entry into postgraduate medical training throughout Canada.
Graduates of CMU are eligible to apply to Main Residency Match (R-1) upon meeting the all the requirements.
For more information regarding Canadian Residency Match, please contact the CaRMS Client Services.
GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL (GMC)
The General Medical Council (GMC) registers doctors to practise medicine in the United Kingdom. Their purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
In order to apply for Licensure in the United Kingdom (UK), a graduate must pass both the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests is the main route by which International Medical Graduates (IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK. All IMGs must possess an acceptable Primary Medical Qualifications (PMQ) to apply for registration with a licence to practise.
Graduates of CMU are eligible to sit for PLAB tests, and to apply for the medical license in UK.
For more information regarding UK medical licensure, please contact our Academic Department or the General Medical Council directly.
FEDERATION OF STATE MEDICAL BOARDS (FSMB)
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national not-for-profit organization representing the 70 medical boards of the United States and its territories. For more information on the practice of medicine in the United States – we encourage you to visit the official website of Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), or request for more information by contacting the FSMB.
Federation of State Medical Boards
PO Box 619850 Dallas,
Telephone: (817) 868-4000
Fax: (817) 868-4099
Medical Council of India (MCI)
The Medical Council of India was established in India with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad.
The common entrance test (CET) for admission to MBBS Course across the country i.e. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for MBBS Course (NEET-UG ) will be held from 2013 onwards . Further details will be available in due course.
Medical Council of India
Pocket 14, Sector 8, Dwarka Phase I
New Delhi, Delhi 110077
Phone: +91 1800 11 1154.