Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions

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THE MISSION OF THE CAAM-HP IS UNDERGIRDED BY THE PRINCIPLES OF
PROFESSIONALISM, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND COLLABORATION.

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.

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 ensures 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:

  • To certify that a medical education programme meets prescribed standards, and
  • To promote institutional self-evaluation and improvement.
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News & Publications

Change to Step 1 Passing Standard begins January 26, 2022 USMLE Change to Step 1 Passing Standard begins January 26, 2022At its December 2021 meeting, the USMLE Management Committee conducted a review of the USMLE Step 1 passing standard and decided…

Website Advisory The public is hereby advised that Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba, having withdrawn from CAAM-HP in February 2020, is no longer subject to the terms and conditions of CAAM-HP accreditation. Hence the accreditation status of Accredited…

WFME extends CAAM-HP's Recognition Status Initial RecognitionCAAM-HP was granted WFME Recognition for a ten-year term, May 2012 - May 2022. "Recognition by WFME confers the understanding that the accreditation agency has been assessed and found to be credible in its…

Work to Relaunch USMLE Step 2 CS Discontinued The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and NBME, co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), are today announcing the discontinuation of work to relaunch a modified Step 2 Clinical…

CAAM-HP New Year’s Message, 2021 The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions extends warmest wishes to all its stakeholders for a healthy and rewarding new year. 2020 was for everyone worldwide, a very challenging year.…

STUDENT COMPLAINTS CAAM-HP AdvisoryOver time, the CAAM-HP Secretariat has received a number of complaints from students of (in particular) offshore medical schools in the Caribbean. The CAAM-HP Procedures for handling complaints is outlined as follows:“The CAAM-HP Secretariat will make an…

2021 Resident Match Timeline is confirmed AFMC has finalized the 2021 R-1 Match Timeline. Match Day will be April 20, 2021.  AFMC would like to thank the AFMC Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) which has worked tirelessly on the compressed timeline and…

ECFMG | FAIMER - Update on New Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match ECFMG®|FAIMER® has established five pathways that will allow qualified international medical graduates (IMGs) who have not passed Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) of the United States…

ECFMG|FAIMER Responds to Suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS Testing, Commits to Uninterrupted Pathway... ECFMG|FAIMER Responds to Suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS Testing, Commits to Uninterrupted Pathway for IMGs to ECFMG Certification  The May 26 announcement by the United States Medical Licensing…

COVID-19 – Impacts on IMGs and Their Contributions to U.S. Health Care In this Issue:Strong Demand for J-1 Visa Sponsorship Continues, Few Issues with Visa Appointment Scheduling ReportedECFMG Medical School Accreditation Requirement Moved to 2024ECFMG|FAIMER Endorses Recommendations and Resources for…

Announcements

❗CAAM-HP Advisory – False claim re face-to-face teaching and accreditation status CAAM-HP has become aware that some medical schools in the Caribbean which it has accredited are misleading students and other stakeholders with false information about the conditions attached to…

USMLE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES UPCOMING POLICY CHANGES PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 12, 2020) – Today, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), announced upcoming policy changes to…

ECFMG Statement on USMLE® Policy Changes The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) program has announced three future changes to its examination program. One of these changes, a change in score reporting for Step 1 from a numeric score to…

2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement: New Resources Earlier this year, ECFMG launched a new website section dedicated to the upcoming 2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirement for ECFMG Certification. This section includes eligibility guidelines that provide more detail on how the…

Announcement The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) is pleased to announce that it is in the process of concluding a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of…

Documents: Nutrition and Dietetics Education Database Documents have been added for Nutrition and Dietetics. Please see updates at the following link:Nutrition and Dietetics Education Database

Capacity Building Workshop, July 2018 CAAM-HP Capacity Building Workshop 2018 July 25-28, 2018 Hyatt Regency, Trinidad & Tobago About the Workshop The CAAM-HP received several requests for another capacity building workshop following that held in March 2017.  So successful and…

Revised Fees for consultancy and accreditation services Revised July 2018   Fees charged by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)  As set out in the document, Procedures of the CAAM-HP, one of the important functions…

The NCFMEA reviewed the information submitted regarding CAAM-HP’s medical education accreditation activities on behalf

The CAAM-HP, at its meeting held July 23-25, 2015, discussed the requirement of the US Department’s National Commission

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