Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions


March 20-22, 2017
The Courtyard Marriott, Barbados

About the Workshop

Against the background of the implementation of revised medical education standards effective in 2018, the number of off-shore medical schools in the Caribbean submitting for accreditation for the first time and the number of recent cases of accreditation being denied, there is a need to promote capacity-building within schools to enhance their ability to:

  • evaluate their readiness for accreditation
  • interpret the requirements of the standards
  • understand the elements of a well-designed curriculum

To address these issues, CAAM-HP will hold a 2½-day workshop in Barbados in March 2017. Using the revised standards as a starting point, the workshop will provide guidance to schools and strengthen their capacity to prepare for and evaluate the outcome of the accreditation process.

The major goal of the workshop is the improved quality of medical education in the Caribbean region. The focus is the implementation of capacity-building opportunities for medical schools around the following themes: preparation for the accreditation process; interpretation and application of medical education standards; curriculum design; and self-evaluation against the standards.

  • understand the requirements of the revised medical education standards
  • identify important characteristics of a good medical education curriculum
  • evaluate the readiness of their institution for an accreditation visit
  • understand how CAAM-HP assesses schools against the standards
  • critically assess the possible outcomes of an accreditation visit
  • read the Site Visit Reports with greater understanding of the issues identified

Target group



The workshop will be held at the Courtyard Marriott situated in The Garrison Historic Area, Hastings, Christ Church, Bridgetown, Barbados.


Please click here for a draft of the Workshop programme.

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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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