Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions

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The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) is an accrediting body for medical, veterinary, and dental schools in the 15 member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).[1] CAAM-HP was established in 2003.[2]

The US Department of Education's National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) recognizes CAAM-HP as a standard comparable to the standards used in medical schools in the United States.[3]

The departments of education from both United States and Canada contacted the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and has required that all Caribbean Medical Schools be at the standard of United States and Canadian medical schools, this led the CARICOM to create the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)[4] organization who will be assessing Caribbean medical schools. Students of those schools that do not receive accreditation from CAAM-HP or another regional accrediting body recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)[5] will not be able to complete neither USMLE examinations nor MCCQE, and therefore will not be able to become United States or Canadian doctors, if their school is not certified by the year 2023.[6]

List of schools assessed by CAAM-HP[edit]

Medical schools[edit]

School Status Last updated
All American Institute of Medical Sciences Initial provisional accreditation withdrawn July 2016
All Saints University School of Medicine Not Accredited July 2017
American International Medical University Accreditation Denied July 2018
American University of Antigua Accredited for 4 years, 2018-2022 July 2018
American University of Barbados Initial Provisional Accreditation for 2 years, 2018-2020 July 2018
Avalon University School of Medicine Not accredited July 2016
British International University Accreditation withdrawn July 2009
Caribbean Medical University Accreditation denied July 2018
Global University Schools of Medicine and Public Health Initial provisional accreditation withdrawn July 2015
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo Accreditation with conditions for 5 years, 2018-2023 July 2018
International American University College of Medicine Provisional Accreditation for 2 years, 2018 - 2020 July 2018
Ross University School of Medicine Accredited with conditions extended until December 2019 July 2018
Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla Initial provisional accreditation on probation extended for 1 year July 2018
Spartan Health Sciences University Provisional accreditation extended, 2016-2018 July 2017
St. George’s University School of Medicine Accredited with conditions, 2015-2019 July 2018
Texila American University Accreditation denied July 2018
The University of the West Indies School of Medicine Accredited with conditions, 2018-2021 June 2018
Trinity School of Medicine Accredited with conditions, 2017-2019 July 2018
University of Guyana School of Medicine Accreditation with Conditions, 2017-2021 July 2018
University of Science, Arts and Technology Not accredited June 2012
Vanguard University School of Medicine (Montserrat) Not accredited June 2015
Windsor University School of Medicine Not accredited July 2018
Xavier University School of Medicine Accreditation with Conditions for 3 years, 2018-2021 July 2018

Dental schools[edit]

School Status Last updated
The University of the West Indies School of Dentistry, Jamaica Accreditation with conditions, 2017-2019 July 2018
The University of the West Indies School of Dentistry, Trinidad Accreditation on probation extended, 2016-2018 July 2017
The University of Guyana School of Dentistry, Guyana Accreditation denied July 2018

Veterinary schools[edit]

School Status Last updated
The University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine Accredited with conditions, 2016-2020 July 2018

Schools in CARICOM member countries not appearing above have either not been assessed by CAAM-HP or are pending accreditation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Accreditation Conferred upon Ross University's Medical Program by CAAM-HP". BusinessWire.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  2. ^ "CAAM-HP". Caam-hp.org. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  3. ^ "National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA)". 2.ed.gov. 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  4. ^ http://caam-hp.org/about.html#establishment
  5. ^ http://wfme.org/accreditation/recognition-programme/
  6. ^ "CAAM-HP Creates History - International Recognition Granted!" (PDF). CAAM-HP. Retrieved 11 June 2017.

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