Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, an independent medical institution was established on January 7, 1980.
The Government of St Lucia has chartered and licensed the University. It is also accredited by the Monitoring Committee appointed by the Government of St. Lucia to oversee Spartan’s standards.
The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Spartan is also in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), maintained by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) of Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) of U.S.A.
“The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) provides an accurate and up-to-date resource of information about international medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate government agency in the countries where the medical schools are located. The agency responsible for this recognitition in most countries is the Ministry of Health. Medical schools that are recognized by the appropriate agencies in their respective countries are listed in the International Medical Education Directory”.
A medical school is listed in IMED only after FAIMER receives confirmation from the Ministry of Health or other appropriate agency, that the medical school is recognized by the Ministry or other agency. FAIMER also updates the IMED as and when it receives information about medical schools from Health Ministries or other appropriate agencies.
Spartan’s students and graduates are eligible for ECFMG examinations (which includes passing Steps 1, 2 & 3 of the USMLE, clearing the CSA Test, and having successfully completed three years of residency training) and for ECFMG certification for licensure in the United States and Canada. Each state requires ECFMG Certification.It is necessary for students to request from each individual state, in which they desire to practice, the licensing application, and rules and regulations for medical licensure in that particular state. Students are responsible for abiding by the requirements for physician licensure as established by the State Medical Licensing Boards in the states in which they intend to obtain a medical license. Students interested in practicing medicine outisde of the United States and Canada, must meet the licensing requirements of the country in which they desire to practice.