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CAAM-HP’s Response to the COVID Challenge

❗CAAM-HP’s Response to the COVID Challenge Meeting the COVID-19 Challenge Background As you are aware the COVID-19 global pandemic as declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March 2020, has posed serious challenges for the operations of CAAM-HP and medical schools in the region. CAAM-HP was forced to postpone…

❗CAAM-HP Advisory – False claim re face-to-face teaching and accreditation status

❗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 their accreditation status. The reports are that some schools are…

Change to Step 1 Passing Standard begins January 26, 2022

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 –…

Website Advisory

Website Advisory The public is hereby advised that Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba, having withdrawn from CAAM-HP in February 2020, is no longer subject to the terms and conditions of CAAM-HP accreditation.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

WFME extends CAAM-HP’s Recognition Status

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…

USMLE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES UPCOMING POLICY CHANGES

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 the USMLE program. Changing Step 1 score reporting from a…

Work to Relaunch USMLE Step 2 CS Discontinued

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…

CAAM-HP New Year’s Message, 2021

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…

Update on COVID-19 Impact Update #3

Update on COVID-19 Impact Update #3 CAAM-HP understands that schools are anxious about a site visit and it is just as keen about undertaking these visits. As we try to map out the road ahead, it is necessary to share the following communication from the World Federation for Medical Education…

STUDENT COMPLAINTS

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…

2021 Resident Match Timeline is confirmed

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.…

ECFMG | FAIMER – Update on New Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match

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…
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