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Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA)

As part of our goal to build information resources on medical education worldwide, FAIMER is developing a directory of international organizations that recognize, authorize, certify, or accredit medical schools and/or medical education programs. These organizations are often responsible for the establishment of national standards.

DORA is a developing resource. Although we believe this information to be accurate, it does not encompass all organizations that have responsibilities related to approving medical schools and/or medical education programs. Accreditation or recognition of a school by an organization listed below does not automatically imply that the school will be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools or that graduates of the school are currently eligible for ECFMG Certification. FAIMER is not an accrediting agency.

Additionally, the listing of an accrediting agency in DORA does not indicate that the agency is recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Programme for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies. Agencies with WFME Recognition Status are identified with an asterisk (*).

The inclusion of an accrediting agency in DORA, or recognition of the agency by WFME, does not imply that all medical schools in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Interested individuals should contact the agency directly regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.

For more information about a country’s recognizing/accrediting organization(s), such as duration and levels of accreditation, and evaluation standards and processes, click on that country's name below. To comment on an entry or to suggest additions, contact FAIMER at research@faimer.org.

CountryOrganization
AfghanistanNational Commission on Quality Assurance and Accreditation (NCQAA) / Ministry of Higher Education
AlbaniaQuality Assurance Agency in Higher Education
AnguillaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Antigua and BarbudaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Antigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board
ArgentinaComisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria (CONEAU) (National Commission for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities)
ArmeniaNational Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA)
ArubaAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
AustraliaAustralian Medical Council*
AustriaAgency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)
AzerbaijanQuality Assurance Agency in Education
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
BahrainThe Education and Training Quality Authority
BangladeshBangladesh Medical and Dental Council
BarbadosCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Barbados Accreditation Council
BelarusMinistry of Education
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Belgium (Flanders only)The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)*
BoliviaComisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de Carreras Universitarias (National Commission of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Professions)
Instituto de Acreditación Internacional (IAI) (International Accreditation Institute)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAgency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance
Cantonal Ministry of Education (Sarajevo)
BrazilNational System of Evaluation of Higher Education (SINAES)
Accreditation System of Medicine Courses in Brazil (SAEME)*
BulgariaNational Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
CanadaCommittee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)*, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)*
Cayman IslandsAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
ChileComisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA) (National Commission for Accreditation)
ChinaWorking Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education*
ColombiaConsejo Nacional de Acreditación (National Council of Accreditation)
Costa RicaConsejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) (National Private University Higher Education Board)
Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (SINAES) (National System for Higher Education Accreditation)
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)*
CroatiaAgency for Science and Higher Education
CubaLa Comisión de Evaluación y Acreditación de Carreras Universitarias (The Commission of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Programs / National Accreditation Council [part of the Ministry of Higher Education])
CuracaoCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
CyprusThe Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.)*
Czech RepublicNational Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education
DenmarkDanish Accreditation Institution
DominicaMedical Board of Dominica / Ministry of Health
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Dominican RepublicMinistry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
EcuadorConsejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Board of Assessment, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education) (CEAACES)
EgyptNational Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE)*
El SalvadorComisión de Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Commission of Accreditation of the Quality of Higher Education)
EstoniaEstonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education
EthiopiaMinistry of Education (public universities)
Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency [part of the Ministry of Education] (private universities)
GambiaNational Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA)
GeorgiaNational Center for Educational Quality Enhancement*
GermanyGerman Accreditation Council
GhanaGhana Medical and Dental Council
National Accreditation Board
GreeceHellenic Authority for Higher Education
GrenadaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Grenada National Accreditation Board
Grenada Medical and Dental Council
GuyanaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
National Accreditation Council
Hong KongMedical Council of Hong Kong / Education and Accreditation Committee
HungaryHungarian Accreditation Committee
IndiaNational Medical Commission
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
IndonesiaNational Accreditation Agency for Higher Education
Lembaga Akreditasi Mandiri Perguruan Tinggi Kesehatan (Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health)*
IranSecretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (part of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education)*
IraqNational Council for Accreditation of Medical Colleges (NCAMC) / Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
IrelandIrish Medical Council*
IsraelCouncil for Higher Education
ItalyNational Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes
JamaicaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
JapanJapan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)*
Japan University Accreditation Association
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation
JordanAccreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI)*
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
KazakhstanIndependent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA)
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA)
KenyaCommission for University Education
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
KosovoKosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)
KyrgyzstanMinistry of Education and Science National Accreditation Council
Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Activities (AAEPO)
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
LatviaQuality Agency for Higher Education of the Academic Information Center
LebanonMinistry of Education and Higher Education
Turkish National Accreditation Council for Medical Education’s (UTEAK) Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)*
LibyaNational Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Educational and Training Institutions (NCQAA)
LithuaniaCentre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)
MalaysiaMalaysian Qualifications Agency
MaldivesMaldives Medical and Dental Council
MaltaNational Commission for Further and Higher Education
MauritiusTertiary Education Commission
MexicoConsejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM) (Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education)*
MoldovaIndependent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
MongoliaThe National Council for Education Accreditation
MontenegroAgency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education (ACQAHE)
MyanmarMinistry of Health and Sports
Myanmar Medical Council
NepalNepal Medical Council
NetherlandsThe Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)*
New ZealandMedical Council of New Zealand* (together with the Australian Medical Council)
NigeriaMedical and Dental Council of Nigeria
National Universities Commission
NorwayNorwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
OmanOman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)
PakistanHigher Education Commission, Pakistan
Pakistan Medical Commission
Palestinian AuthorityAccreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC)
PanamaThe National Council for the Evaluation and Accreditation of University Education in Panama (CONEAUPA) (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria de Panamá)
ParaguayAgencia Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior (National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education)
PeruLa Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universitaria (SUNEDU)
PhilippinesCommission on Higher Education
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
PolandUniversity Commission for the Quality of Medical Education (UKJKKL)
Polish Accreditation Committee
PortugalAgency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education
QatarSupreme Education Council
RomaniaRomanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
RussiaNational Accreditation Agency
National Centre for Public Accreditation
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
RwandaRwanda Medical and Dental Council
Saint Kitts and NevisAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board (SKNAB)
Saint LuciaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
SamoaPhilippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Samoa Qualifications Authority
Saudi ArabiaEducation & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) / National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAE)
SerbiaNational Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education
SingaporeSingapore Medical Council / Ministry of Health
Sint MaartenAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Slovak RepublicSlovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education
SloveniaSlovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
South AfricaHealth Professions Council of South Africa
South KoreaKorean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation (KIMEE)*
SpainAgencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation)
Sri LankaQuality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission
Sri Lanka Medical Council
SudanSudan Medical Council*
SwedenSwedish Higher Education Authority
SwitzerlandSwiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
SyriaDirectorate of Quality and Accreditation/Ministry of Higher Education
TaiwanTaiwan Medical Accreditation Council / Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan*
TajikistanMinistry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
TanzaniaTanzanian Commission for Universities
ThailandInstitute for Medical Education Accreditation*
Trinidad and TobagoCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
TurkeyTurkish National Accreditation Council for Medical Education's (UTEAK) Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)*
UgandaUganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
Uganda National Council for Higher Education
UkraineMinistry of Education and Science
National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA)
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
United Arab EmiratesCommission for Academic Accreditation*
United KingdomGeneral Medical Council
United States of AmericaLiaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)*
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
UzbekistanMinistry of Health / Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education
The State Inspectorate for Quality Control in Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Viet NamMinistry of Health
Ministry of Education and Training
ZambiaHealth Professions Council of Zambia
ZimbabweMedical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ)
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[last update: September 10, 2021]