The Columbus Central University School of Medicine (CCUSOM) in Belize City was established in 2006 and has grown to become one of the top medical schools in the Caribbean. Both the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Belize and the National Medical Commission of India have accredited CCUSOM. Also accredited by the WHO, the school is listed in the Global Directory of Medical Schools.

The institution offers a 54-month doctor of medicine (MD) curriculum and encompasses the fundamentals of medical sciences, clinical competencies, and patient care. The program is based on the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) and is taught by experienced professors with expertise in patient care, medical research, and education.

CCUSOM features state-of-the-art facilities, including a modern anatomy lab, a simulation lab, and a computer lab. Students can obtain clinical experience and exposure to several medical specialisations at the school’s affiliated hospitals and clinics in Belize and the United States.

  • CCUSOM emphasises community service and outreach, with its students encouraged to participate in projects to improve the health and well-being of the Belizean community. 
  • CCUSOM graduates excel in diverse medical specialities and are in high demand globally. A robust alumni network offers continuous guidance to current and new graduates. 
  • CCUSOM is devoted to nurturing academic excellence and career growth in an inclusive environment that welcomes students from all over the world.

Our Mission

To educate, inspire and train future healthcare professionals to deliver exceptional patient care, conduct innovative research, and serve their communities with integrity and empathy.

To cultivate an inclusive, supportive and diverse learning environment that promotes intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning.

To advance medical knowledge, improve patient outcomes and promote health and well-being through leadership and collaborative innovation.

Our Vision

To gain worldwide recognition as an outstanding institution in medical education, research and clinical practice to produce empathetic, knowledgeable and innovative healthcare professionals capable of enhancing the industry for society’s betterment.

Our Ethos

Our Values

Our Key Objectives to Unlock Success

Strategic intent to broaden global reach and reputation.

Integrating student-centeredness for academic and professional opportunities with personal assistance.

Commitment to a successful, dynamic, and innovative culture.

Strategic Areas Of Focus

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Clarification on CCUSOM Programs

We wish to inform you that CCUSOM has no partner campuses, split programs in India, or offline premed centers. Our programs are exclusively completed within the university in Belize. Any rumors circulating in India about such arrangements are untrue. Trust only official communications for accurate information.