The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) is the legally constituted body established to accredit medical, dental, veterinary, nursing and other health professions programmes leading to professional degrees required for practise in CARICOM member states.
The CAAM-HP was established in 2003 under the aegis of CARICOM and became operational immediately following the launch on July 14, 2004 in Jamaica by the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson.
- Antigua & Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Trinidad & Tobago
Other Health Professions
Where the Authority specifies which professions are to be treated as other health professions, membership of the Authority shall be extended to include:–
- two (2) persons nominated jointly by academic institutions offering training in other health professions in the Community;
- two (2) students enrolled in training programmes in other health professions in institutions in the Community nominated jointly by those institutions.
The Authority has the objectives of:
- achieving and maintaining standards of excellence in programmes of education in medicine and other health professions.
- establishing an efficient system of regulation in relation to the standards and quality of such programmes of education.
- securing international recognition of the programmes of education in medicine and other health professions.
- maintaining the confidence of the peoples of the region in the quality of medical and other health professions training offered in the region.
The accreditation system used by the CAAM-HP is based on that of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This system functions with a clear, authoritative mandate, operates independently of governments and institutions, uses preset standards, draws on external reviewers and involves self-evaluation and site visits.
Lebanese American Medical Association (LAMA)
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.
November 02, 2016
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.
December 4, 2014
Use of CAAM-HP Standards
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) has been made aware of claims that its Standards are being used by other accreditation bodies to evaluate medical education programmes located in their countries. Read more.
CAAM-HP wishes to make it clear that such accreditation exercises CANNOT be interpreted to mean that the CAAM-HP has accredited or approved these programmes. Programmes assessed and accredited by the CAAM-HP, with its independent international mechanisms, 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.
Dated: September 9, 2009