IAU is chartered and accredited by the Government of Saint Lucia as a comprehensive university with the authority to confer the Doctor of Medicine degree. The Departments of Education and Health of St. Lucia approved the eligibility of IAU College of Medicine graduates to practice medicine in St. Lucia.


IAU is recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This grants you the right to take all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), which must be passed to become a practicing physician in the U.S.

World Directory of Medical School (WDMS)

IAU is currently listed in WDMS which has been developed through a partnership between the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the University of Copenhagen. This Directory replaces Avicenna directory previously maintained by World Health Organization and International Medical Education Directory Maintained by FAIMER

St Lucia Medical & Dental Council

IAU is recognized by St Lucia Medical & Dental Council.

Ministry of Education, St Lucia

IAU is registered with the Ministry of Education St Lucia.

Europa World of Learning

IAU is also listed in Europa World Directory which is a database of accredited higher education institutions around the world.

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

IAU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and listed in their University database. IAU is the only School in St Lucia listed in this directory and one of the few Caribbean schools listed.

Medical Council of Canada

IAU is recognized by the Medical Council of Canada and Graduates are eligible for Licensure in Canada.

Medical Council of India

IAU is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and graduates are eligible to sit for MCI’s Screening Test.

Accepted by UK’s General Medical Council (GMC)

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. The GMC supports them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.

This means that any doctor awarded a primary medical qualification from IAUCOM will be able to apply to sit the PLAB test and for GMC registration, without having their qualification individually assessed.

Graduates are eligible to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Graduates are eligible to participate in the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).