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    IMED/ECFMG

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    Due to all of the debate regarding St. Christopher's and especially because I am interviewing with them tomorrow, I have emailed both the IMED program and ECFMG regarding the school in Luton. My questions are (1) Is the IMED certification good for the Luton campus, and (2) feedback on ECFMG certification of St. Christopher students. I will report whatever I receive from these agencies. WHATEVER I find, I hope it lays to rest the type of posts I have been reading.

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    Please do me the courtesy of not replying with opinions prior to my receiving and posting the information IMED and ECFMG sends me.

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    IMED is part of ECFMG. IMED does no certification.


    Thought I mention this (as it is not an opinion. lol).

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    IMED/ECFMG

    The two are connected however they do have different functions and email addresses for contact, FYI. IMED does not certify, however, a foreign school MUST be listed by IMED in order to be able to go through the process that ECFMG requires for US licensure. Correct? anyway, here is my final reply from IMED for all to see:

    Subj: RE: St. Christopher's
    Date: 2/24/2004 12:28:40 PM Central America Standard Ti
    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Sent from the Internet (Details)




    Students enrolled in St. Christopher's College of Medicine, Senegal, must list that information on applications for the USMLE, and must produce a medical degree from that school. Neither IMED nor ECFMG at this time has any requirements as to the content of the medical school curriculum or the location of classes, clinical rotations, etc.-----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 1:11 PM
    To: IMED
    Subject: Re: St. Christopher's


    It is my understanding that students receive a degree listed as being from Senegal, despite the branch being in the UK. Is this within IMED regulations?

    HOPE THIS QUIETS EVERYONE DOWN FOR AWHILE

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    IMED/ECFMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Kahkeetsee
    The two are connected however they do have different functions and email addresses for contact, FYI. IMED does not certify, however, a foreign school MUST be listed by IMED in order to be able to go through the process that ECFMG requires for US licensure. Correct? anyway, here is my final reply from IMED for all to see:

    Subj: RE: St. Christopher's
    Date: 2/24/2004 12:28:40 PM Central America Standard Ti
    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Sent from the Internet (Details)




    Students enrolled in St. Christopher's College of Medicine, Senegal, must list that information on applications for the USMLE, and must produce a medical degree from that school. Neither IMED nor ECFMG at this time has any requirements as to the content of the medical school curriculum or the location of classes, clinical rotations, etc.-----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 1:11 PM
    To: IMED
    Subject: Re: St. Christopher's


    It is my understanding that students receive a degree listed as being from Senegal, despite the branch being in the UK. Is this within IMED regulations?

    HOPE THIS QUIETS EVERYONE DOWN FOR AWHILE
    Uh, that is exactly what everyone has been saying. IMED only lists med schools. ECFMG goes by the IMED list in determining what schools' grads are eligible to sit for the USMLE. States don't have to pay attention to that, so ECFMG certification is sometimes not worth the paper it is written on. Most of us agree that SC will not likely have problems, but the potential for problems exists (albeit a small potential). If you had read through the threads you could have saved yourself some e-mails, and not worried about "QUIETING EVERYONE DOWN", especially since the issue has been dead for over a month. G
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    IMED/ECFMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Kahkeetsee
    Due to all of the debate regarding St. Christopher's and especially because I am interviewing with them tomorrow, I have emailed both the IMED program and ECFMG regarding the school in Luton. My questions are (1) Is the IMED certification good for the Luton campus, and
    There are no issues with our campuses and charter.

    If you're concerned with international medical schools having satellite campuses, this is not new. This issue has been discussed before in the archives.

    The following schools have satellite or extended campuses:

    Ross - Miami
    SGU - St. Vincent
    MUA - Belize and Nevis
    Cornell - Qatar
    SMU - Maine

    Also, international medical schools train their students outside their charter for clinicals. Students are sent to the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and other parts of the world. The concept of satellite campuses is not new. Even U.S. accredited schools operate outside their regional accreditation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtt

    There are no issues with our campuses and charter.

    If you're concerned with international medical schools having satellite campuses, this is not new. This issue has been discussed before in the archives.

    The following schools have satellite or extended campuses:

    Ross - Miami
    SGU - St. Vincent
    MUA - Belize and Nevis
    Cornell - Qatar
    SMU - Maine

    ...

    Well...

    MUA in Belize has their own charter. See: http://imed.ecfmg.org/details.asp?co...66050&psize=25


    And can you back up what you say about Cornell and Qatar? That is, will all the medical students that graduated from Cornell in Qatar be considered American-degreed medical student and thus need not go thru the ECFMG process?

    As for Ross, SGU and SMU, the students do most of their basic sciences in their respective chartered countries.


    A school closer in similarity would be Kigezi.

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