Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara School of Medicine
Recognitions and Approvals
In order to be able to award the medical degree to students from the United States, and to be eligible to participate in the U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Programs, we must pass rigorous on-site visits and accreditations. That’s why high standards are standard here. In fact, we meet or exceed the highest academic and clinical requirements for every country that our international students return to practice in the U.S.
U.S. Department of Education Approval
Through the National Committee in Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), the U.S. Department of Education has determined that COMAEM’s (Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education) is comparable to the LCME process. This determination affords U.S. students attending the UAG, a university with one of the lowest default rates in the nation, the opportunity to receive loans from the U.S. Department of Education.
Government of Mexico
The School of Medicine is fully recognized and approved by the government of Mexico to confer the degree of Physician Surgeon upon students who fulfill the School’s admissions requirements and complete the prescribed curriculum. It is also accredited by the Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM).
The United States. The World.
Our medical program is approved for clinical training in clinical centers and affiliated hospitals in many nation states, including the United States. UAG has affiliation agreements and partnerships with over 100 hospitals in the US, Mexico, Central and South America.
Program of Medicine in the Community Award
In recognition of the immense positive impact that it has in communities across Mexico,
UAG’s School of Medicine’s Program of Medicine in the Community (PMC) received a special national award from the President of Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada and his wife, Martha Sahagún, at the National Volunteer Award in 2002.
Mexican Republic Senate Recognition
UAG was recognized by the Mexican Senate for “the valuable endeavor performed by the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, the first private university in Mexico, in the education arena in the significant area of the national education system”
World Health Organization (WHO)
UAG’s School of Medicine is accredited by the World Health Organization and has offices to support our graduates and to recruit new students in many countries, including: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Puerto Rico, Peru, and the United States.