As the 2023 deadline for international medical graduates to be certified to practise or enter residency programmes in the United States of America (USA) approaches, Caribbean states are seeking accreditation for their medical schools from the Jamaica-based Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
CAAM-HP is pleased to announce that on May 20, 2019 it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MESCYT) of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo
The CAAM-HP received several requests for another capacity building workshop following that held in March 2017. So successful and well received was this developmental activity that some participants as well as other institutions requested another staging. Hence CAAM-HP hosted another Workshop. This was held July 25-28 in Trinidad and Tobago at the Hyatt Regency.
The NCFMEA reviewed the information submitted regarding CAAM-HP’s medical education accreditation activities on behalf of the Governments of Barbados and St Vincent & the Grenadines for an initial determination of comparability. The Committee determined that the standards and processes used by the CAAM-HP to accredit medical schools in both Barbados and St Vincent & the Grenadines are comparable to those used to accredit medical schools in the U.S.