A C C M
Founded in 1995 by Professor Conor Ward, the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine is an independent, not for profit organisation based in the Republic of Ireland. ACCM is invited by Governments of Caribbean countries which do not have a national medical accreditation body, to act on their behalf in relation to the inspection and accreditation of a specified medical school / university / college* in their jurisdiction.
(* medical school, medical university or medical college are terms used interchangeably to indicate an institution where a medical education programme is offered which leads to the degree of M.D.)
GUIDELINES FOR ACCREDITATION
In the Caribbean medical schools currently under accreditation by ACCM, the student body is predominantly North American. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the recognised accredition authority for the accreditation of medical education programmes leading to the degree of M.D.in the United States and Canada. ACCM's standards and processes are therefore aligned with the Guidelines of the LCME.
The US Department of Education's National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) determines whether the educational programme in a foreign medical school and the standards and processes used to accredit it are comparable to those in the United States. ACCM adheres to the Guidelines of the NCFMEA,. and represents the countries for which it acts as medical accreditation body at hearings of the NCFMEA. when called to do so.
ACCREDITED MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY MEDICAL SCHOOLS LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE UNDER ACCREDITATION BY ACCM
The following medical schools have been accredited, subject to their continuing compliance with the the required standards. All are subject to regular interim site inspections of the basic medical science campus as well as inspection of all affiliated clinical training sites. Each medical school must also report annually to ACCM utilising ACCM's detailed Survey Database Questionnaire.
St Matthew's University School of Medicine - full accreditation for six years to June 30, 2013
American University of the Caribbean (AUC School of Medicine) - full accreditation for six years to December 31, 2015
Medical University of the Americas - full accreditation for six years to May 31, 2016
Saba University School of Medicine - full accreditation for six years to September 30, 2015
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