Medical Schools

Approved, Unapproved and Disapproved Medical Schools

Applicants for a license to practice medicine and surgery are required to have graduated from a Board-approved medical school.  An approved medical school meets the accreditation standards established by the LCME or the AOA. 

If an applicant did not graduate from an approved medical school, they still may be eligible for licensure, if their school has not been disapproved by the Board; they have completed 3 years of approved postgraduate training; other graduates from their medical school have been licensed in states that have similar standards to Kansas; and they meet all other requirements for licensure in Kansas. 

If a medical school has been disapproved by the Board, that school’s graduates are not eligible for licensure in Kansas.

For specific requirements, see K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 65-2873, K.S.A. 65-2874, and 65-2875.

Medical Schools approved by the Board are:

  1. All schools accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) www.lcme.org
  2. Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara - Mexico
  3. Aga Khan - Pakistan
  4. American University of the Caribbean - St. Maarten (prior to 1995 this school was located in Montserrat)
  5. SABA University - Netherlands (For graduates who matriculated at the school from and after January 1, 2002)

Medical Schools unapproved by the Board are: (neither approved nor disapproved) by the Board are:

  1. SABA University - Netherlands (For graduates who matriculated at the school before 2002)

Medical Schools that have been disapproved by the Board are:

  1. UTESA (Universidad Tecnologica De Santiago), Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic (Board Decision 8-14-99)
  2. UNIREMHOS - (University of Eugenio Marie De Hostos), Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic - closed 1998 - (Board Decision 8-14-99)
  3. St. Matthew's University, British West Indies (Board Decision 10-10-06)
  4. Universidad C.E.T.E.C., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - closed 1984 - (Board Decision 10-21-11)
  5. Universidad C.I.F.A.S. Escuela de Medicina, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - closed 1984 - (Board Decision 10-21-11)
  6. Universidad Mundial Dominicana Escuela de Medicina (World University), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - closed 1991 - (Board Decision 10-21-11)
  7. Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia (Board Decision 10-21-11)
  8. University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (Board Decision 10-21-11)
  9. Unversidad Federico henriquez y Carvajal (UFHEC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - closed 1998 - (Board Decision 10-21-11)
  10. Kigezi International School of Medicine, Cambridge, England and Kabale, Uganda (Board Decision 10-21-11)

Note: Pursuant to K.A.R. 100-6-3(d)(3), If any school previously approved is subsequently disapproved by the board, the disapproval shall not disqualify any physician temporarily or permanently licensed in Kansas with respect to the license then held. For purposes of this regulation, any person holding a current and valid temporary permit issued by the board without disclaimer, conditions, or restriction on it, and who applies for and satisfies all requirements for full licensure shall not be disqualified if the program that served as the basis for that person's licensure is subsequently disapproved.

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