Proven Quality of Education

St. Matthew's University School of Medicine offers students a medical education that is completely focused on the success of our students. The result is a proven quality education.

Residency placements

Recent residency placements in outstanding programs such as the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, McGill University, the University of Florida, Johns Hopkins, and Duke University.

State Approvals

One of only a small number of non-U.S. schools to be approved in both New York and Florida, and recognized in California.

Clinical Rotations

Premier clinical training sites at top teaching hospitals across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. 

100% Tuition Refund Guarantee

We believe in our program. We believe in you. Land a residency, or we’ll give you a full refund of your tuition per the terms of our 100% Tuition Refund Guarantee.

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More than 2000 successful graduates have earned residencies and/or permanent licensure in nearly every state in the U.S. as well as in Canada and numerous other countries.


A proven integrated, discipline-based program, coupled with comprehensive USMLE preparation throughout the curriculum.

World class medical education at one of the top Accredited Caribbean Medical Schools

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine is a fully accredited medical school.


St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine’s M.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), the accrediting body for the Cayman Islands.

Approved for U.S Federal Loans

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine is one of the select international medical schools approved to participate in U.S. Federal Student Aid programs.

Approved by New York and Florida

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine is one of the few international medical schools with approvals in the key states of New York and Florida. These states mandate institutional review and approval prior to granting access to clerkship opportunities in their respective states.

Approved by the New York State Education Department

In addition to clerkship opportunities, New York approval provides access to residencies in the state. The approval is for a period of seven years, which is the longest term of approval that can be granted to an international medical school.

Comparability to U.S Medical School Requirements

The United States Department of Education, via the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), reviews the standards that countries use to accredit medical schools. The NCFMEA has determined that the accreditation standards used by the ACCM to accredit SMUSOM's medical program are comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body that accredits M.D. granting medical programs in the United States.

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)

Recognized in California:

In January 2020, The Medical Board of California determined that foreign medical schools must meet the following requirements to be recognized:

(1) The foreign medical school has been evaluated by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or one of the ECFMG-authorized foreign medical school accreditation agencies and deemed to meet the minimum requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

(2) The foreign medical school is listed on the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) World Directory of Medical Schools joint directory or the World Directory of Medical Schools.

SMUSOM satisfies these requirements and is recognized in California as of January 2020.

Additional Credentials:

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

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

More information, Terms & Conditions 1 Two-year residency placement rate is the percentage of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 and graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.
2. First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step Exam on their first attempt divided by the total number of students taking the USMLE Step Exam for the first time.
3. T&Cs apply. For the latest information about our tuition refund guarantee click here.