Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions
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). CAAM-HP was established in 2003.
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.
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) 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) 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.
List of schools assessed by CAAM-HP
|All American Institute of Medical Sciences||Initial provisional accreditation withdrawn||July 2016|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|British International University||Accreditation withdrawn||July 2009|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|Global University Schools of Medicine and Public Health||Initial provisional accreditation withdrawn||July 2015|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|
|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|
|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.
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- "CAAM-HP". Caam-hp.org. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- "National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA)". 2.ed.gov. 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
- "CAAM-HP Creates History - International Recognition Granted!" (PDF). CAAM-HP. Retrieved 11 June 2017.