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

How to Start the Process

Initiating the Accreditation Process

Schools desirous of being accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) should write requesting their accreditation to the Secretariat of the Authority.

Governments may ask for a school to be assessed by CAAM-HP prior to issuing a license to operate in their country. CAAM-HP will carry out such assessments on the same terms and conditions as if the school were licensed, and issue advice to the school and the government concerned about the suitability of the school to be licensed and to have initial accreditation with CAAM-HP as a medical school.

It is unlikely that the accreditation process can be completed in less than a year, therefore requests should be submitted as soon as possible.

Documents to be Consulted

For medical schools in the Caribbean Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Montserrat, The British Virgin Islands,Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands.)

The process for the licensing and accreditation for medical schools in the Caribbean Overseas Territories is as set out in the document 'Caribbean Overseas Territories: Medical School Accreditation Procedure – Reference Note'. This reference note has been issued to territory governments and the Governors' Offices. The reference note outlines the obligations that must be fulfilled by the territory government before a medical school can receive Full Accreditation. The note also sets out the accreditation process for new and prospective medical schools.

For all schools

Schools seeking accreditation by CAAM-HP should consult the following documents prior to initiating the accreditation process:

For more information, contact the CAAM-HP Secretariat.

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