MCU — an Official Testing Center of Pearson VUE in Ukraine

Authorized Testing Center Pearson VUE (site code 85024)

Pearson VUE (Virtual University Enterprises) is a leader in certified electronic testing with representation in more than 175 countries. This organization has also developed a system of electronic testing and conducts certification of specialists using the largest, multi-level security system.

Based on the Medical Council Ukraine, a new test center has been opened, which offers services for organizing testing for knowledge of software products and world leader’s equipment in the field of IT technologies.

Pearson Vue is an automated examination and certification from companies that design and submit their tests to an international network of test centers. Our test center provides the necessary conditions for everyone.

Certification Benefits:

  • the certificate is recognized in almost all corners of the world;
  • employers always prefer certified professionals;
  • the opportunity to claim higher wages;
  • certification is an independent assessment system for the qualifications of an IT specialist.

Where can I get certification in Kyiv?

In our modern, quiet, and comfortable office in the very center of Kyiv, on 17, Velyka Vasylkivska str., office №3.

For more information, contact us directly: (050) 405-03-47 or info@mcu.org.ua.

The 2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement was established by ECFMG


The 2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement was established by ECFMG in 2010 to stimulate international accreditation efforts and enhance the quality of medical education worldwide. The requirement is intended to encourage the development and implementation of standards for evaluating undergraduate medical education, to provide greater assurance to both medical students and the public that they will be appropriately trained.

Applicants and other interested individuals are encouraged to check the 2023 Accreditation Requirement section of the ECFMG website periodically for updates at www.ecfmg.org/accreditation.


Accreditation Requirement

Starting in 2023, individuals applying for ECFMG Certification, which is required for international medical graduates to enter graduate medical education (GME) in the United States, must be a student or graduate of a medical school that is appropriately accredited. More specifically, the school must be accredited by an accrediting agency that is officially recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

The WFME Recognition Programme is the only program accepted by ECFMG at the current time for the recognition of medical school accrediting agencies.

Thus, beginning in 2023, medical schools will need to be accredited by a WFME-recognized accrediting agency if they

wish to ensure their students and graduates are eligible for ECFMG Certification.


Eligibility Guidelines

Please note these guidelines may change over time in ECFMG’s sole discretion. All other ECFMG Certification-related

policies will continue to apply.


  • In 2023, individuals will be eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification—the first step in the certification process— and take the required examinations if, at the time of application, their medical school is accredited (including provisional or conditional accreditation) by an accrediting agency recognized by
  • Individuals who apply for ECFMG Certification prior to 2023 will continue the examination and certification process under current ECFMG policies, including that their medical school must be recognized by the appropriate government authority in the country where the school is Graduates of the medical school must also be eligible to practice medicine in that country, among other criteria.
  • Individuals already certified by ECFMG will not be impacted by this

Institutions in Process of Accreditation or Recognition

  • In 2023, individuals may not be eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification if their medical school is still in the

process of obtaining accreditation by a WFME-recognized accrediting agency.

  • Similarly, individuals may not be eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification in 2023 if their medical school is accredited by an accrediting agency still in the process of obtaining recognition by Note that once the accrediting agency becomes WFME-recognized, schools do not need to be reaccredited unless they are due for reaccreditation.

Loss of Accreditation Status

  • Individuals who successfully apply in 2023 or later may not be eligible to complete the required examinations and obtain ECFMG Certification if, after they apply but before they achieve certification, their medical school loses accreditation or they transfer to a non-accredited
  • Individuals who have already achieved ECFMG Certification, however, will not be impacted if their medical school

subsequently loses accreditation.


Four-Phase Implementation Plan

Since the announcement in 2010, ECFMG has developed a transition plan for the implementation of the 2023 Accreditation Requirement. This four-phase plan will provide medical students, GME program directors, and others with information to guide their decision making.

Phase 1 – 2018: New ECFMG web resource to help students make better decisions on medical school selection

  • Guidance for students on selecting a medical
  • Link to accrediting agencies recognized by
  • Visit the new resource at ecfmg.org/medschoolselection.


Phase 2 – 2020: World Directory of Medical Schools includes accreditation status of medical school

  • Medical schools that are accredited by an agency recognized by WFME will be indicated in the World Directory of Medical Schools (wdoms.org).


Phase 3 – 2021: ECFMG reports include information on accreditation status of medical school

  • ECFMG physician reports to GME programs, employers, state boards, and medical regulatory authorities will include a statement on the accreditation status of the medical For example, “This medical school was accredited in [Year] by an agency recognized by WFME.”


Phase 4 – 2023: Eligibility for ECFMG Certification is tied to accreditation status of medical school

  • Individuals will be eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification if their medical school is accredited by an agency

recognized by WFME.


WFME Recognition Programme

The WFME Recognition Programme (www.wfme.org/accreditation/recognition-programme) is the only program accepted by ECFMG at this time for the recognition of medical school accrediting agencies. To view countries served by accrediting agencies that are recognized or in the process of achieving recognition, see this map: www.wfme.org/ accreditation/accrediting-agencies-status.

With 2023 approaching, ECFMG encourages accrediting agencies to visit the WFME website at www.wfme.org to review the recognition criteria and begin the recognition process. Questions regarding the WFME Recognition Programme may be directed to accreditation@wfme.org.


More Information to Come

ECFMG is committed to keeping all of our stakeholders informed as we move forward with the 2023 Accreditation Requirement. Further details will be published as they become available at www.ecfmg.org/accreditation. Specific questions regarding the 2023 Accreditation Requirement may be sent to 2023@ecfmg.org.

Вакансия врача в Peace Corps in Ukraine

Peace Corps Ukraine is a US government agency and seeks qualified and motivated candidates for the position of Back-up Medical Provider in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Peace Corps seeks a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner to provide clinical care for Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees during temporary absences of a Peace Corps Medical Officer. The back-up provider will provide direct patient care; referrals to outside medical consultants or facilities; and assist with administrative and health education tasks. The back-up healthcare provider may be required to carry an emergency duty phone and/or be on call over weekends/evenings, as needed.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to and manage medical emergencies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute medical conditions at an out-patient clinic or by phone
  • Administer immunizations (when needed) and conduct administrative duties

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner
  • Citizen of Ukraine
  • 3 years of recent unsupervised primary care experience at a medical practice or in a hospital clinic setting
  • Ability to work effectively as part an intercultural team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Ukrainian;
  • Experience working with foreigners (preferably Americans);
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Willingness to work as part of a team;
  • Flexible schedule
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


Peace Corps Provides:

  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience with an international organization;
  • Opportunity to work in a multicultural team



International training course for ophthalmologists

Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to participate in international training course for ophthalmologists from ESASO. 

Vinnitsa National University N.I.Pirogov in May 2019, has the honor to accept in University the participants of the European School of Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology


Practicing ophthalmologists, teachers of the department of eye diseases of higher educational units, clinical residents and postgraduate students are invited to participate.


ESASO (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology,

European School of Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology) was established at the University of Lugano Learning Center (Switzerland) in 2008 to launch education and trainings for ophthalmologists based on the experience of peer professionals from all of the world.

ESASO branches in Europe are represented in Italy, Poland, Slovenia, since 2010 year there is a  campus in Asia.

On May 13-17,  2019 will start the module “Cornea and Corneal Refractive Surgery”. The most famous ophthalmologist will as a lecturers on this course.

The registration for the course has been open on January 14, 2019 on the official ESASO website https://esaso.org/education.    

The official teaching language of the module is English.

The ESASO activity is aimed to promote the distribution of new and effective ophthalmologic education. ESASO offers both theoretical and practical education.

The curriculum in Ukraine is compiled with the participation of a team of experts with recognized clinical and teaching experience (the course coordinator is Jose L. Guell).

Your work in the ESASO project will provide you with the opportunity to participate in 5-days intensive ophthalmology course, both practical and theoretical. You will get an excellent experience of social interaction and teamwork skills, as the course is international. Upon completion, you will receive the international certificate with credits. Other benefits of participation in this project is an excellent opportunity to visit Ukraine!

Additional information in terms of  ESASO course organization details in Ukraine (tuition fee, lodging, etc), please visit https://esaso.org/  or contact  the project coordinator Ukraine – Head of Eye Diseases Deparment at Vinnytsia National Pyrogov Medical Memorial University – Nataliia Malachkova by phone (067) 452-75-40 (WhatsApp, Viber) or email at ophthalmology@vnmu.edu.ua  .


Preliminary programme: https://esaso.org/

LanguageCert International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) recognized by Ukrainian Medical Council







LanguageCert International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) recognized by Ukrainian Medical Council

LanguageCert International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is now recognized by Ukrainian Medical Council giving healthcare professionals and other candidates in the region an opportunity to improve their career and education prospects.


LanguageCert International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is a set of English Language qualifications mapped to the CEFR that have been designed and abide by the most rigorous quality and reliability standards. Learners choose the qualification level they feel ready to sit for and the certifications are awarded to them upon successfully passing the exams.

For more information concerning the exam’s structure, certificates, and other details, you may visit official website at https://www.languagecert.org/certifications/English/LanguageCert-International-ESOL-31

The exam is taken in either paper or computer format at a LanguageCert Approved Test Centre in Kiev.

For registration, dates and deadlines, please contact us at education@mcu.org.ua, or by phone at +380959346819, or by visiting the main office located in Kiev, Ukraine, 25/40 Ivan Franko street off. 2



OET now recognised in Ukraine

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals now recognised in Ukraine.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is now recognised in Ukraine by

giving healthcare professionals in the region an opportunity to improve their career prospects.

By attaining the required OET Grade, as set by the respective recognising bodies in Ukraine, as a means to prove English language proficiency, healthcare professionals who have received their medical education outside Ukraine but are willing to practice on the territory of Ukraine, can satisfy registration requirements, with the added advantage of choosing an exam that is aligned to their profession in order to do so.

Jointly owned by the UK’s Cambridge Assessment English and Australia’s Box Hill Institute, OET is well established and recognised by authorities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and Namibia.

OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said: “We commend the three recognising organisations for their commitment to the healthcare sector in Ukraine”.

“Unlike other English tests, OET test materials are based on real healthcare scenarios so educators and employers can be confident that successful candidates have the level of English communication skills required for safe and high-quality patient care,” she concluded.

“Fortunately, we have been granted this opportunity to take another vital step in improving the conditions for the development of our healthcare professionals. From now on all healthcare practitioners will not only master their English language skills but will also be able to improve their knowledge and attitude in becoming better healthcare professionals. With OET specifically designed for various healthcare fields, medical workers finally have the chance to feel more natural and confident in doing the language test that is related to their area of work. And we do believe that OET will be strongly rooted in Ukraine for all the benefits it offers its examinees”- stated Dr.Bilan, the President of Ukrainian Medical Council.”


This news is taken from the official site of OET: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/oet-recognised-in-ukraine/