Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions

New policy for review of clinicial sites

The CAAM-HP, at its meeting held July 23-25, 2015, discussed the
requirement of the US Department’s National Commission on Foreign
Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) for visits to clinical
sites. The NCFMEA requires that all clinical sites for a school under
review be visited during the accreditation period, irrespective of the
number of students at any given site.

The meeting discussed the need for a full database of clinical
sites for each school and acknowledged that there would be cost
implications for the schools. In addition, the meeting noted that it
would be a resource intensive activity for CAAM-HP, given the number of
clinical sites for some schools.

CAAM-HP has formally adopted as policy, the requirement that all clinical sites receive on-site visits, with immediate effect.

CAAM-HP Secretariat
July 2015