Accreditation Status

The American University School Medicine Aruba was charted in November of 2011, and we began our operations in September of 2018. We are currently recognized by Aruba Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Medical Council of Canada, and Medical Council of India. Our graduates are eligible for licensure in most countries around the world in lieu of listing of World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMs).

We have recently initiated the accreditation process with CAAM-HP, which is currently under review.

World Directory of Medical Schools 

The World Directory of Medical Schools was established in 2013 through a joint effort by the International Medical Education Directory and the Avicenna Directory. It is a comprehensive list of all medical schools in the world. This allows students, faculty, medical regulatory agencies, and others, to easily determine the quality of a program. While not an accrediting body, attending a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools is a requirement for eligibility for the USMLE. 

World Directory of Medical Schools Listing 

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates 

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. 

ECFMG CertificationAUSOMA students are eligible for ECFMG certification, which allows them to sit for the USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 and they may be certified by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). 


In the United States and its territories, the individual medical licensing authorities (“state medical boards”) of the various jurisdictions grant a license to practice medicine. Each medical licensing authority sets its own rules and regulations and requires passing an examination that demonstrates qualification for licensure. Results of the USMLE are reported to these authorities for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine. The USMLE provides them with a common evaluation system for applicants for initial medical licensure. 

Step 1

Must be passed before entering Clinical Rotations 

Step 2

Must be taken during Clinical Rotations 

Step 3

Can be taken during Residency 

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) 

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) strives to achieve the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in evaluation of physicians. It assesses over 11,000 medical students and graduates every year through its examinations. Its exams are offered in both official languages in sites across Canada, and in the case of The Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), in over 500 locations in 80 countries. The MCC is also a leader in verifying and storing physician credentials, which the candidate can share with medical organizations across Canada. 

Medical Council of India (MCI) 

The Medical Council of India was established with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. The objectives of the Council are as follows: 

Maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Recommendation for recognition/de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions of India or foreign countries.

Permanent registration/provisional registration of doctors with recognized medical qualifications.

Reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications.