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About

Mission

IUHS uses a disruptive, low cost solution to transform the learning experience and underlying economics of medical education, with the goal of addressing the global shortage, inequitable distribution, and demographic representation of healthcare professionals, especially in primary care.

The mission includes redefining medical education so it is relevant to the needs of society today and in the future. Indeed, we continually ask, “How can we better educate and nurture a new generation of physicians and prepare them to deliver 21st health care in a rapidly changing world?”

The University is a driver of social transformation by broadening the pool of future doctors and nurses beyond the narrow demographics of traditional medical schools.

Our motto – “in servitium communitatis mundi” means “in service to the global community”. We strive to effect innovation  and change in medical education on a global basis.

Governance

The Board of Directors provides oversight and top level guidance to IUHS.  In the exercise of its authority and responsibilities, the Board of Directors provides strategic oversight to provide coordination, focus, advocacy, stewardship and leadership for the diverse IUHS learning community.

The Board of Directors promotes the sound development of The International University of the Health Sciences within the functions prescribed for it, helping it transform the global medical education industry and aiding it in performing at a high level of excellence in every endeavor.  The Board of Directors serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to The International University of the Health Sciences and shall also serve as advisor to the President concerning the management and development of the institution.

The second body of University oversight is the Board of Governors which represents all divisions within the University and all key constituents, and oversees the optimal and appropriate governance of the University.

Licensure

Founded in 1997, and with alumni practicing in 22 states, The International University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine is accredited by the Government of the Federation of St. Christopher & Nevis (St. Kitts), and is listed in the World Health Organization’s World Directory of Medical Schools, 7th Edition. The WHO listings are now maintained online by the University of Copenhagen in the Avicenna Directories.  Consequently, in the United States, the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will permit IUHS graduates to sit for licensing examinations (USMLE Steps 1 & 2); and the same applies in respect to the licensing process for most other countries (i.e. LMCC exams for Canada, PLAB exam for the United Kingdom (subject to residency requirements), AMC exams for Australia, etc.).  Upon completion of the registration process and necessary exams, ECFMG and its international division ECFMG/EICS will both credential IUHS graduates. All the relevant documents and links are fully presented in the virtual library of the IUHS website.

Medical graduates seeking licensure in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada or elsewhere must contact the appropriate individual national/state Board of Medical Education and Licensure for information relating to licensure requirements within that jurisdiction. Students wishing licensure in a country other than the United States must contact that country’s medical regulatory body for information relating to its regulations for licensure. Each individual state and country regulates the license to practice medicine in that state or country. While IUHS will endeavor with best efforts to assist our students and graduates, it is ultimately the students’ and graduates’ responsibility to determine and satisfy the licensing requirements.