The Government of Curacao has issued a Healthcare Charter that applies to South American International University (SAIU). Under this charter the University may confer the MD degree and other Healthcare degrees to graduates that have successfully completed programs of SAI School of Medicine The Government Charters that apply to SAIU and SAI School of Medicine, makes these institutions eligible for recognition by medical councils of countries associated with the WHO. Among the most recognized of these medical councils is the Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) of the United States of America. The ECFMG maintains the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), and administers the United Stated Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Other important medical councils are the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom, the Medical Council of India (MCI), and the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).