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

CAAM-HP and its Mission

The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programmes of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM. CAAM-HP will serve as the means of providing the assurance of quality that generates confidence in the principal stakeholders, students and the public.

The Mission of the CAAM-HP is undergirded by the principles of professionalism, integrity, accountability, transparency and collaboration.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is an objective peer review process designed to attest to the educational quality of new, developing and established educational programmes.

Why Accreditation?

The accreditation process assures that medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions schools meet standards of structure, function, and performance and assures society and the health professions that graduates of accredited schools meet the education requirements for further training and the health care needs of the people in the Caribbean.

The accreditation process adopted by the CAAM-HP has two general aims:

  1. To certify that a medical education programme meets prescribed standards, and
  2. To promote institutional self-evaluation and improvement.

The Caribbean

Caribbean Map

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