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.
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) began the accreditation of other health professions when it undertook the assessment of the education programme of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM) is the legally constituted body established to accredit medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions programmes leading to professional degrees required for practise in member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It was set up with the aim to ensure that schools in participating countries in CARICOM are recognised to be of international standard at the national, regional and international levels.