As a state university Semmelweis University functions under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. The University is listed in the WHO’s directory of Medical Schools. The faculties of the University were reaccredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board in 2014. The decision of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation of the USA declares: The standards and processes used by the Hungarian Accreditation Council to accredit medical schools in Hungary are comparable to those used to accredit medical schools in the United States.
International Recognition of the Degrees:
European Union: In those professions where the conditions of education in Hungary are identical with those in other EU member states, and these have already been recognized (medical and dental doctors, pharmacists etc.), the member states of the European Union are obliged to accept the diplomas issued in Hungary, independent of the language of tuition.
USA: Semmelweis medical graduates (as foreign graduates) have the right to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE), after which they are eligible for residency. Semmelweis dental graduates are required to fulfill US licensure requirements. For details, please visit the following websites:
- Medical licensure: http://www.usmle.org/index. html
- Dental licensure: http://www.ada.org/
- Dental licensure: http://www.ada.org/1628.aspx
Important: Semmelweis University organizes USMLE training program for its students!
Canada: Semmelweis graduates are eligible to pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Examination (MCCEE) and the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) before applying for residencies.
Israel: Semmelweis graduates have to complete a one-year practice and pass a test before they are eligible for obtaining the permit to practice medicine.
India: Doctor of Dentistry degree of Semmelweis University is equivalent to B.D.S. degree in India.