Site Visits

As a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel, all site visits have been put on hold until travel restrictions have been lifted.

Meeting the COVID-19 Challenge


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 several site visits which were scheduled for 2020/2021.

Medical schools in CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic were forced to switch to e- learning, a move that requires effective learning management systems, video conferencing facilities

and instructors experienced in e-learning and assessment. Additionally, many schools reported that clinical students were forced to discontinue their rotations in keeping with requests from affiliated hospitals in the USA and the Caribbean. Another significant consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic was suspension of international travel, closure of national borders and quarantine requirements to limit spread of the virus. All of these situations have had a major impact on the work of the CAAM-HP and made it impossible to maintain the traditional accreditation processes, particularly those that address the clinical programme.

Regulatory agencies have put forward a number of suggestions to deal with accredited programmes...


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