- Capacity Building Workshop, March 2017
- Revised Standards for Medicine, 2017

About Us


The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) is the legally constituted body established to accredit medical, dental, veterinary, nursing and other health professions programmes leading to professional degrees required for practise in CARICOM member states.

Establishment of CAAM-HP

The CAAM-HP was established in 2003 under the aegis of CARICOM and became operational immediately following the launch on July 14, 2004 in Jamaica by the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson.

Agreement Establishing the CAAM-HP
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago
Composition of the Authority

Other Health Professions
Where the Authority specifies which professions are to be treated as other health professions, membership of the Authority shall be extended to include:–

  1. two (2) persons nominated jointly by academic institutions offering training in other health professions in the Community;
  2. two (2) students enrolled in training programmes in other health professions in institutions in the Community nominated jointly by those institutions.
Objectives of the Authority

The Authority has the objectives of:

  1. achieving and maintaining standards of excellence in programmes of education in medicine and other health professions.
  2. establishing an efficient system of regulation in relation to the standards and quality of such programmes of education.
  3. securing international recognition of the programmes of education in medicine and other health professions.
  4. maintaining the confidence of the peoples of the region in the quality of medical and other health professions training offered in the region.
CAAM-HP Accreditation System

The accreditation system used by the CAAM-HP is based on that of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This system functions with a clear, authoritative mandate, operates independently of governments and institutions, uses preset standards, draws on external reviewers and involves self-evaluation and site visits.

Revised Standards for Medicine

Successful NCFMEA Comparability Determination Exercises in 2016

10th Anniversary Conference

International Recognition Granted!

Use of CAAM-HP Standards

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The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) has been made aware that its Standards are being used by other accreditation bodies to evaluate medical education programmes located in their countries. CAAM-HP has not authorised any accreditation body or any individual to use its standards without prior consultation/approval.
CAAM-HP wishes to make it clear that such accreditation exercises must not be interpreted to mean that the CAAM-HP has accredited or approved these programmes. Programmes evaluated and accredited by the CAAM-HP, using internationally accepted standards, are listed on CAAM-HP's website.

Any further enquiries or uncertainty about the validity of accreditation exercises claiming the approval of CAAM-HP should be directed to the CAAM-HP Secretariat.

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April 5, 2018

False Claim made in the Antigua Daily Observer about the Accreditation of Atlantic University School of Medicine

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An article titled “Atlantic University School of Medicine now accredited”, which appeared in The Daily Observer in Antigua on 14th February 2018, was brought to the attention of the CAAM-HP Secretariat from various sources. The claims made in the article included the following:

“The Atlantic University School of Medicine (AUSM), which relocated to Antigua from St. Lucia last year, is now fully accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).”

The public is hereby advised that this statement is completely false. The medical programme at Atlantic University School of Medicine in St Lucia or Antigua has never been reviewed by the CAAM-HP nor has the school submitted an application or documents for consideration by this Authority.

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February 19, 2018

Lebanese American Medical Association (LAMA)

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The CAAM-HP hereby advises that it has had no association with the Lebanese American Medical Association (LAMA) in the accreditation of Trinity School of Medicine in St Vincent or Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba or any other school in the Caribbean nor has it had any relationship with LAMA in any other matter. Also, CAAM-HP does not coordinate accreditation visits on behalf of any other body. The named schools have had their medical education programmes assessed by CAAM-HP in keeping with its remit. CAAM-HP coordinates its accreditation and other activities internally without any affiliation with any other body unless otherwise disclosed.

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November 02, 2016

Unauthorised Representation

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The public is hereby advised that CAAM-HP has not authorized any accreditation body or individual to make representation on its behalf in any other fora whether regionally or internationally.

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December 4, 2014