International Medical Schools Disapproved by the State of California

The Licensing Program has formally disapproved the international medical schools listed below. Therefore, neither education completed at, nor diplomas issued by, these schools will be accepted toward meeting the requirements for training and/or licensure in this state.

If a medical school is not on this list of disapproved schools, it is either a recognized or an unrecognized medical school. Please check California's Recognized Medical School list to determine if your school is recognized by California. If a school is not on either the recognized or disapproved list, it may be a school that has not requested recognition by the Medical Board of California. Please be aware education obtained at a disapproved school is not acceptable for licensure in California.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Licensing Program at (916) 263-2382.

Name of Medical School Date Disapproved
CETEC University, Santo Domingo (closed) 05-19-83
CIFAS University, Santo Domingo (closed) 11-16-84
UTESA University, Santo Domingo 07-13-85
disapproval reaffirmed 02-07-97
World University, Santo Domingo (closed) 12-01-89
Spartan Health Sciences University, St. Lucia 06-13-85
University of Health Sciences Antigua, St. John's 07-28-95
Universidad Eugenio Maria de Hostos (UNIREMHOS), Dom. Rep. 11-01-96
Universidad Federico Henriquez y Carvajal, Dom. Rep. 07-31-98
St. Matthew's University, Grand Cayman 02-18-05
Kigezi International School of Medicine, Cambridge, England and Uganda 11-02-07