Listing & Recognition

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.

WFME is the global organization concerned with education and training of medical doctors. WFME’s mission is to strive for better health care for all mankind; WFME’s primary objective is to enhance the quality of medical education worldwide, with promotion of the highest scientific and ethical standards in medical education. This objective is met through the development of standards in medical education, by the promotion of accreditation of medical schools, with the development of databases on medical education, through projects on the future of medicine and medical education, and through other publications and partnerships.

FAIMER seeks to improve the health of communities by improving health professions education. By creating educational opportunities, conducting research, and providing data resources, it serves international communities of educators, researchers, regulators, and policy makers—each a potential change agent for better health care. Through worldwide activities, FAIMER combines its own expertise with that of local experts to create meaningful and sustained improvements in the systems that produce health care providers and deliver health care.

The Government of Curacao granting a charter to John F. Kennedy University School of Medicine allows our faculty to teach the art and science of medicine, and our medical school to operate an educational institution on the island of Curacao. John F. Kennedy University is chartered by the Ministry of Education. A graduate of John F. Kennedy University must meet all standard medical licensure criteria and requirements in order to be eligible to practice medicine in Curacao, United States and Canada.

ECFMG is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning. International medical graduates (IMGs) comprise nearly one-quarter of the U.S. physician workforce. Certification by ECFMG is the standard for evaluating the qualifications of these physicians before they enter U.S. graduate medical education (GME), where they provide supervised patient care. ECFMG Certification also is a requirement for IMGs to take Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) and to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.

The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. John F. Kennedy University School of Medicine has an affiliation with MCI and we are recruiting students directly from India. You can find us at and

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. John F. Kennedy 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.

In order to apply for Licensure of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), a graduate must pass both the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Parts (MCCQE Parts I and II). As a pre-requisite to taking MCCQE Part I exam, an International medical graduate must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).

John F Kennedy University School of Medicine

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