In 2010, ECFMG instituted medical school accreditation by a recognized accrediting agency as a future requirement for ECFMG Certification. The goal of this initiative, now known as the Recognized Accreditation Policy, is to stimulate accreditation efforts worldwide and promote global standards for the evaluation of undergraduate medical education.
The progress to date has been dramatic. Many accrediting agencies have sought recognition, enhancing the quality of medical education around the world.
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 that a two-point increase in the passing standard – used to determine a Pass […]
Website Advisory The public is hereby advised that Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba, having withdrawn from CAAM-HP in February 2020, is no longer subject to the terms and conditions of CAAM-HP accreditation.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 with Conditions for 3 years, 2018-2021 accorded by CAAM-HP in 2018 is considered void. Therefore, […]
WFME extends CAAM-HP’s Recognition Status Initial Recognition CAAM-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 policies and procedures to assure the quality of medical education in the programs and […]
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 Skills examination (Step 2 CS). Following the May 2020 suspension of Step 2 CS due […]
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. The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected many of our members who have […]
STUDENT COMPLAINTS CAAM-HP Advisory Over 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 initial determination of whether the complaint contains issues relating to the programme’s compliance […]
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 engaged with the medical education community to reach consensus. ARMC membership includes representation from […]
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 Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) to meet the requirements for ECFMG Certification. These pathways are available […]
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 Examination® (USMLE®) program that it will suspend Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing for […]