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Founded in Dublin in 1994 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 countries that do not have a national medical accreditation body, to act on their behalf in relation to the accreditation of specified medical schools within their jurisdiction.

 

GUIDELINES FOR ACCREDITATION

The Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM / The Commission) is an independent, not for profit organisation based in the Republic of Ireland. ACCM is invited by Governments of countries that may not have a national medical accreditation body, to act on their behalf in relation to the accreditation of medical education programmes leading to the MD degree. In the majority of medical schools currently under accreditation by ACCM, the student body is drawn predominantly from North America where the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the recognised authority for the accreditation of medical education programmes leading to a medical degree. Therefore, ACCM has developed standards of accreditation that are closely aligned with those of the LCME.

The US Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) recognizes the ACCM Standards of Accreditation for Schools of Medicine as being comparable to those of the LCME. In addition, ACCM has been granted recognition by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for a period of ten years until December 31st, 2026. Finally, ACCM is fully compliant with the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates’ (ECFMG) requirements for an internationally recognised medical accrediting agency.