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The Government of Grand Cayman, British West Indies has fully chartered St Matthew's University. (click here to see document).

The accrediting body for St Matthew's University is the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). The United States Department of Education recognizes the ACCM as using accrediting standards similar to the accrediting body for medical schools in the United States.The ACCM granted St. Matthew's University accreditation for six years, which is the longest period available under their protocol.

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) identifies St Matthew's University as an approved school in the World Directory of Medical Schools (click here).

St. Matthew's University is a member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) as well as the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC).

Approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). On September 12, 2017, the New York State Board of Regents voted to extend approval to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York. The approval is for a period of 7 years, which is the longest term of approval that can be granted to an international medical school. NYSED approval allows SMU graduates to enter residency training in New York and allows SMU students to participate in clinical training in New York teaching hospitals. For the listing of approved schools, please visit the NYSED website at

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting:

Florida Department of Education
Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(888) 224-6684 (toll free)

St. Matthew's University is one of only a small number of non-U.S. medical schools to be approved in both New York and Florida.