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New York, NY: The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) is proud to announce it has received a full six-year accreditation by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). An internationally recognized accrediting body, ACCM ( follows the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME) Standards for Accreditation. The LCME is empowered by the US Department of Education as the accreditor of US and Canadian medical schools.


ACCM is also closely aligned with the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). The NCFMEA is empowered by the US Department of Education to review written and applied accreditation standards for medical schools outside of North America.  ACCM is approved by NCFMEA and is recognized as having standards comparable to those utilized in the US.


In a very short period of time, UMHS has developed an excellent reputation for medical education. Boasting technologically advanced campus facilities, a renowned board review program, and partnerships with more than 20 US teaching hospitals, graduates of the MD program have achieved tremendous outcomes. UMHS students consistently post a USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate of 93%, an average Step 1 score of 220, and an outstanding record of residency placements across the US and Canada. The University has earned distinction among its peers with recognition for its personalized educational approach which has resulted in a retention rate of 94%. UMHS also offers a comprehensive financial aid program, unique within its sector.


Earlier this year, UMHS became the first offshore medical school to receive approval from the State of Georgia under their newly-adopted standards. With the ACCM accreditation now in place, the University will continue to focus on obtaining additional state medical board approvals which will, in turn, enable additional clinical opportunities for students and residency opportunities for graduates.


About UMHS:


The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) is a Caribbean medical school committed to educating uniquely skilled and diverse medical professionals eager to meet the need for physicians in various settings throughout the United States and the world.





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