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Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*

http://www.accredmed.org/

Duration and levels of accreditation

Unconditional (6 years); Conditional (up to 3 years); Probationary (up to 2 years); Provisional (for developing schools)

Accreditation standards

  • Educational goals
  • Corporate organization
  • College management
  • Curriculum
  • Student promotion and evaluation
  • Admission
  • Fiscal resources
  • Faculty and instructional personnel
  • Library
  • Student services
  • Facilities and equipment

Evaluation process

  • Profile and self-study completed by the institution seeking accreditation
  • On-site inspection
  • Inspection report
  • Accreditation decision

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Voluntary

Description of accreditation organization

Founded in 1995, the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in the Republic of Ireland. The ACCM is invited by Governments in the Caribbean region to act on their behalf in relation to the inspection and accreditation of a medical school in a particular jurisdiction.

* 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.

Medical Board of Dominica / Ministry of Health

http://health.gov.dm/

Duration and levels of accreditation

5 years

Accreditation standards

"Standards and Procedures for Certification of Medical Education Programmes" (published in 2001 and updated in 2006)

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Government Authority

The Ministry of Health has delegated the responsibility of evaluation, certification, review, and oversight of medical schools in Dominica to the Medical Board of Dominica.

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