Why is New Vision University on the qualifications we may accept list?

Syed Naqvi made this Freedom of Information request to General Medical Council

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Dear General Medical Council,
I would like to know why the New Vision University has been placed on the Overseas medical qualifications we may accept list? I already know that universities have to meet certain criteria set out by GMC but on paper it looks like New Vision University meets all of these so what is the particular reason why?

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FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Syed Naqvi,

Your information request – IR1-3165399490
Thank you for your email dated 5 August, in which you ask to know why the New Vision University has been placed on the Overseas medical qualifications we may accept list.

How we will consider your request
We’re going to look at your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond but we’ll come back to you as soon as we can.

Who to contact
Mark Ellen will be handling your request. If you have any questions you can contact him via email at [email address].

Yours sincerely

Lauren Barrowcliffe
Information Access Team Assistant

[email address]
General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW

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Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347), General Medical Council

Dear Ali


Reference: IR1-3165399490


Thank you for your e-mail, below. 


You asked why a medical qualification from New Vision University in
Georgia has been placed on a list of ‘[1]overseas medical qualifications
we may accept’.

New Vision University was placed on this list because, following receipt
of their Medical School Qualification Review form, ([2]MSQR1), it was
found that a student could potentially graduate from this institution
after completing a number of hours that falls below the minimum number of
hours specified in our [3]acceptable overseas qualification criteria.

When an institution is on this list it means that we will carry out an
individual assessment of each applicant that has qualified from that
institution. Our assessment is carried out against the [4]acceptable
overseas qualification criteria which is published on our website.


I hope that this is helpful. 







Mark Ellen

Information Access Team

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester  M3 3AW

Direct Line: 0161 923 6347




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