Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

DORA | Canada

Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)*


Duration and levels of accreditation

8 years

Accreditation standards


Evaluation process


Outcome/consequences of accreditation


Required for eligibility to enter postgraduate education and a requirement for licensure

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

The Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) ensures that Canadian medical faculties’ MD programs meet the quality expected when producing tomorrow’s doctors. Medical schools demonstrating compliance are afforded accreditation, a necessary condition for a program’s graduates to be licensed as physicians.

* This accrediting agency is currently recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Programme for Recognition of Accreditation Agencies. This recognition by WFME does not imply that all medical schools operating in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Please refer to the accrediting agency directly for information regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.

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