Most likely. In addition to being accredited, Oceania University of Medicine is listed in the World Health Organization’s World Directory of Medical Schools and the International Medical Education Directory and is recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Students and graduates of schools noted by these authorities, who have passed the necessary USMLE, are eligible to apply for licensure in many US states. OUM has surveyed all 50 US states, and though each state has its own regulations for licensing physicians, many have already indicated that OUM meets their requirements. Some states are reserving judgment until more graduates apply for their licenses, saying that if the graduate has passed the USMLE and has met other residency requirements, licensure should not be a problem. Recalling correspondence schools of long ago, some states do not yet recognize distance-learning in medical education. Since many of the world’s leading medical schools now have computer-assisted instruction and distance-learning courses in their curricula, the University is confident that its accreditation, together with the success its students are experiencing in the USMLE and residencies, means more states will look favorably upon a distance-learning curriculum. Regardless of the institution one attends, medical school graduation does not assure that a medical license will be issued. That action is ultimately a regulatory matter decided upon by states.

We recommend that all applicants check with their state licensing authorities before enrolling at OUM or any other international medical school. Students and applicants can access the website of each state’s medical licensing board through the Federation of State Medical Boards at www.fsmb.org.