Burnett International University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (BIU) has been formally re-accredited by the Government of St Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis on January 19, 2009. The issuance of the Charter and accreditation gives to BIU the right to confer the degrees of Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Medicine to its successfully graduates.
The University is now listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). BIU received this listing on March 19, 2009. Please click here for more details: https://search.www.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F000252
This process allows students and graduate Physicians of BIU to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) and apply for certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This certification is required for international medical school graduates to obtain residencies and licensing to practice medicine in the United States.
To be eligible to receive the certification from ECFMG, graduates must successfully pass the following standardized examinations: Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skill (CS) of the USMLE, and satisfied the specific State requirements. Step 3 of the USMLE is taken after graduation. Since licensure rules and regulation or requirements vary by state, we encourage all of our students/graduates to contact their licensure board(s) of intended medical practice for further details.
In 1992, The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) established a single standardized examination for medical licensure: the United1 States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The USMLE provides a common evaluation system for assessing competency of applicants for medical licensure, regardless of country of origin, of medical school attended, or United States citizenship. The USMLE has replaced the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) previously used by individual states, the National Board Examiners (NBME), and the Foreign Medical Graduate Examinations (FMGE).
Students from the BIU wishing to undertake residency or graduate training in the United Kingdom are also eligible to sit for the Professional Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB). This examination is similar in content to the USMLE examinations series, however, includes essay format questions and oral examinations by members of the Medical Council. Student who are interested in pursuing their career in medicine within the United Kingdom are encouraged to review the General Medical Council World Wide Web site for detailed information.
The Nursing Program at BIU is also fully accredited by the Ministry of Public Health and the Population (MSPP) of Haiti. Students are eligible to take the NCLEX Exam in the United States and Canada.