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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. We 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 Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) process. This determination grants Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine Title IV approval, authorizing the University to provide financial assistance to students in the form of Federal Loans.

Government of Mexico

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara is fully recognized and approved by the government of Mexico to confer the medical degree upon students who fulfill the University’s admissions requirements and complete the prescribed curriculum. 

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM). A body that is endorsed by the Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education (COPAES), the Ibero-American Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (RIACES), the World Federation of Medical Education and The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA).

The United States. The World.

Our medical program is approved for clinical training in clinical centers and affiliated hospitals in the United States. UAG has affiliation agreements and partnerships with an ever expanding list of 100 hospitals in Mexico and the US and its territories.

Mexican Republic Senate Recognition

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara 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 Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine is listed in the New World Health Directory, which defines a “medical school” as an educational institution that provides a complete or full program of instruction leading to a basic medical qualification; that is, a qualification that permits the holder to obtain a license to practice as a medical doctor or physician.

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