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IndianSClink
11-06-2005, 10:26 AM
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Institution & Location


Degree awarding institution and their status with the WHO and GMC*


(* Correct as at 3 November 2005)


European College of Medicine, London (http://www.euromedicine.org/)

We are currently investigating the European College of Medicine's previously listed affiliations to universities in Russia. Until our investigations are complete we have suspended our acceptance of medical degrees awarded by this institution and/or any of it's affiliations. Please contact us ([email protected]) for advice if you are currently studying or applying to study at this institution.

Please note that GMC does not accept degrees awarded by the College's previous affiliation with the St Luke's School of Medicine in Liberia. The WHO has also confirmed that this school will be removed from their listing.


Grace University School of Medicine, London (http://www.grace-usom.org/)

This institution was previously affiliated to Grace University School of Medicine in Belize and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Saint Lucia. It is awaiting accreditation from a new host country. We currently do not accept degrees awarded by this institution as it is unclear who is awarding them.


London College of Medicine, London (http://www.londonmedicalschool.org/)


London School of Medicine, London (http://www.londonmedicalschool.org/)


London Medical School, London (http://www.londonmedicalschool.org/)

The parent institution appears to have changed its name several times. It was previously affiliated to the International University of Health Sciences in St. Kitts and Nevis. We are currently investigating this institution's affiliation to the College of Medicine and Health Sciences in St Lucia. Please contact us ([email protected]) for advice if you are currently studying or applying to study at this institution.


School of Health and Neural Sciences, Nottingham (http://www.journals.graph.org.uk/med.html)

We are currently investigating this institution's affiliation to the College of Medicine and Health Sciences in St Lucia. Please contact us ([email protected]) for advice if you are currently studying or applying to study at this institution.


Medical College London, Montserrat (http://www.mcl-edu.co.uk/index2.html)

This institution currently awards degrees from the University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat, British West Indies which is not WHO listed. We do not accept its degrees for the purpose of registration.


American International School of Medicine, UK satellite campus (http://www.aism.edu/)

We are currently investigating this institution's affiliation to the American International School of Medicine in Guyana. Please contact us ([email protected]) for advice if you are currently studying or applying to study at this institution.


St. Christopher's College of Medicine, Luton (http://www.stchris.edu/)

We are currently investigating this institution's affiliation to the St Christopher ‘s College of Medicine in Senegal. Until our investigations are complete we have suspended our acceptance of medical degrees awarded by this institution and/or any of it's affiliations. Please contact us ([email protected]) for advice if you are currently studying or applying to study at this institution.


Kigezi International School of Medicine, Cambridge (http://www.studyoverseas.com/america/usuni/kigezi.htm)

We are currently investigating this institution's affiliation to the Kigezi International School of Medicine in Uganda. We believe that this school is no longer functioning due to financial difficulties but have no confirmation of this. Please contact us ([email protected]) for advice if you are currently studying or applying to study at this institution.


Breyer State University, Alabama, USA (http://www.breyerstate.com/)

This institution currently awards degrees from the University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat, British West Indies which is not WHO listed. We do not accept its degrees for the purpose of registration.


Lady Memorial Medical College, Florida, USA

This institution currently awards degrees from the University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat, British West Indies which is not WHO listed. We do not accept its degrees for the purpose of registration.
UK and overseas universities awarding medical degrees on the basis of prior experience

There are no circumstances under which these degrees will be accepted for the purposes of registration with the GMC. We are currently aware of certificates from five institutions but this list may not be exhaustive. The institutions falling into this category are:
The National Ecclesiastical University
University of Belford
University of Shepperton
University of Ravenhurst
Rochville University online medical degrees
What if the UK university I'm interested in is not mentioned here?

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IndianSClink
11-06-2005, 10:33 AM
A BBC investigation has revealed that the General Medical Council has been recognising some British-based medical colleges that are offering worthless degrees.
The validity of the degrees of hundreds of doctors from another college, one of whom works as a surgeon in the NHS, has been seriously called into question.
The GMC has announced that it has suspended its recognition of the degrees of one Luton-based college and is investigating the status of four others.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40987000/jpg/_40987340_surgery_corbis_203.jpg The GMC has launched an inquiry following the BBC investigations



The UK has seen a boom in private medical colleges which use NHS facilities for training, but which eventually award degrees from foreign institutions.
These "squatter schools" have to be recognised by the GMC to allow their graduates to take its PLAB test, which then allows them to practise in the NHS.
There are now doubts about the validity of degrees awarded by St Christopher's College of Medicine in Luton, which currently has 400 medical students.
The GMC has given recognition to the college where students can pay up to £150,000.
Senegal
Despite its UK location, the college's degree awarding powers come from Senegal in West Africa and St Christopher's claims to have received this accreditation in 2000.
In an interview with the BBC, the director of the government's department of higher education, Momar Marieme Dieng, was asked if he was aware of any government accreditation for St Christopher's from 2000.
"No, not to my knowledge" he replied, although he said the government did award accreditation to a college called St Christopher - Iba Mar Diop medical college, which did not open in Senegal until 2003.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/v3/start_quote_rb.gif We are accredited, we are supported by the government of Senegal so I really don't know what to say over and above that http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/v3/end_quote_rb.gif


Allan ****
St Christopher's


St Christopher's British campus, however, awarded dozens of medical degrees during this interim period, one to a surgeon who works in a west London NHS hospital.

"They may have started its activities even before getting their agreement," Mr said.
While the college claims to have received accreditation in February 2000, a Senegalese government letter obtained by the BBC, and dated seven months later, stressed that St Christopher's was starting on a process which might lead towards accreditation in the future, but that accreditation was not yet effective.
The Luton college says it is mystified by the statement from the senior government official.
The head of their UK operations, Allan ****, said "We are accredited, we are supported by the government of Senegal so I really don't know what to say over and above that".
Government letter
On Friday afternoon the college founder, Paul *****, showed the BBC a photocopy of what was said to be a letter from the Senegalese government accrediting St Christopher's as a medical college.
The BBC has so far been unable to verify the letter.
Mr ****, who recently had £500,000 in damages awarded against him by a US court for libelling a rival medical college and poaching its students, also told the BBC that St Christopher's had regular visits from the Senegalese government to check on the quality of its teaching.
Mr , of the west African government's education ministry, said to his knowledge there are had been no checks on the college.
European College of Medicine
The graduates of a second British-based college called the European College of Medicine were also recognised by the GMC to take the PLAB test to become doctors in the UK.
The London college claimed its degrees were awarded from a medical school in Liberia.
However, the Liberian government told the BBC that no such medical school had ever existed there.
The college then told the GMC that its accreditation had switched to three respected Russian medical schools.
The GMC accepted this move and told would-be students that it once again accepted the medical degrees of the London-based college.
However, when the BBC contacted the Russian medical schools two of them denied any agreement had yet been reached, while one said it had never heard of the European College of Medicine.
No-one from the college replied to repeated requests for a comment.
Suspension
As a result of these revelations the General Medical Council announced that it had suspended its recognition of degrees awarded by St Christopher's while it investigates the college's accreditation in Senegal.
"We have immediately begun our own investigation, which centres on the possibility that private, UK-based, medical colleges have been inappropriately claiming that their courses would lead to the awarding of a medical qualification from a university," a spokeswoman said.
"We have suspended our acceptance of the relevant medical degrees.
"We have also asked the NHS Counter Fraud Service to assist us, and have amended the information on our website."
The Five Live Report: Quack Qualifications? is broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live at 11 am on Sunday November 6th.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/noscript.shtml?/radio/aod/fivelive_aod.shtml?fivelive/flreport_quacks

OLDPRO
11-06-2005, 10:40 AM
This is a repost and I stated earlier not to keep reposting this article.
I'm locking this thread. Continue here

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