General Medical Council- United Kingdom

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the regulatory body for medical professionals in the United Kingdom. Its primary mission is to protect and improve the health and safety of patients by ensuring that doctors meet high standards of competence and conduct. 

The GMC sets the standards for medical education and training, registers medical practitioners, and monitors their fitness to practice. It also investigates complaints and takes disciplinary action when necessary. The GMC plays a vital role in upholding the integrity and quality of medical practice in the UK, fostering public trust in healthcare, and promoting continuous professional development among doctor


The World Health Organization (WHO) is a UN agency that serves as a leading authority in global medical education coordination. The WHO’s Human Resources for Health (HRH) is currently enhancing the World Directory of Medical Schools, which was previously accessible through the WHO website. 

The World Federation of Medical Education places its files under the World Directory of Medical Schools, including the schools of medicine. Refer to the below-mentioned link to get the details. For further information, please follow the link provided below.

World Directory of Medical Schools

Medical Council Of Canada (Mcc)

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) provides a medical qualification called the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to medical graduates who fulfill the necessary requirements. To be eligible for LMCC, a graduate must pass both the Medical Council of Canada Qualification Examination (MCCQE Parts I and II). 

For international medical graduates, passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) is a mandatory requirement to take the MCCQE Part I exam. Graduates of CCU are eligible to take MCCQE Parts I and II and apply for the LMCC. 

Those interested in Canadian medical licensure can get in touch with our Academic Department or the Medical Council of Canada directly for further details. 

CCU is chartered, registered, and Licensed by the Government of Belize – Ministry of Education:

Columbus Central University is authorized and chartered by the Government of Belize. Belize has a two-tier government system, with a state government and a local government. In recent years, the government has been granting more power and independence to local councils, and mayors are now directly elected. Belize’s local government includes two city councils, seven town councils, and numerous village and community councils. The capital, Belmopan, also has its own city council.

Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

The US Department of Education recognizes the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as the official agency for evaluating credentials and guiding non-US physicians and graduates of non-US medical schools who want to practice or apply for US residency programs. ECFMG provides information and resources on licensure, USMLE, residency programs and recognition. 

To obtain ECFMG certification, candidates must meet the following conditions: pass USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step  Clinical Knowledge exams, fulfill the requirements for clinical and communication skills, and hold a medical diploma from a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOM). Meanswhile, graduates of medical schools in the US must also pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2, but can participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) while still in their final year of medical school, before obtaining their medical diplomas. 

For further information, it is recommended to visit the official website of ECFMG or get in touch with them directly. 

National Board of Medical Examiners

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is an independent, non-profit organization in the United States that plays a crucial role in medical education and assessment. It is primarily responsible for creating and administering standardized assessments for medical students and physicians, such as the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). 

The NBME develops these tests to evaluate the medical knowledge and clinical skills of healthcare professionals, ensuring they meet the necessary standards for patient care and safety. These assessments are used for medical licensure and certification, contributing to the quality and consistency of healthcare services and safeguarding the well-being of patients across the country.

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.