Caribbean Medical University is approved by the Government of Curacao as well as listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and directory of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
The recognition makes our students eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE), to allow CMU graduates to participate in the medical residency training programs through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and finally to apply for a license in the United States, subject to the licensing board regulations. ECFMG Certification is a requirement for international medical graduates seeking unrestricted license to practice medicine.
Recognition of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) provides certification and eligibility to take the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and to apply for a license to practice medicine in Canada, subject to the Canadian licensing board regulations.
The Government of Curacao by granting a permit to Caribbean Medical 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. Caribbean Medical University is recognized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. A graduate of Caribbean Medical University must meet all standard medical licensure criteria and requirements in order to be eligible to practice medicine in Curaca, United States and Canada.
Government of Curacao
Johan van Walbeeckplein 11
Phone: (+5999) 433 3131
Fax: (+5999) 433 3130
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the voice of private enterprise and foundations in Curacao.
We represent the general interests of the business community, keep a complete roster of Curacao businesses, and provide services to local and international companies and individuals with an interest in doing business in, from or through Curacao.
The Chamber site is part of the Curacao Business Information site, the most comprehensive site regarding business in Curacao. This section features detailed information on the legal status and commercial activities of local companies and foundations.
Curacao Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kaya Junior Salas 1
P.O. Box 10
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved CMU’s Doctor of Medicine program for the purpose of the GI Bill financial aid.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Regional Processing Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
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 CMU 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
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:
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
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
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
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.
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.
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