Careers & Education

UWI medical programme gets full accreditation

Sunday, September 23, 2012    

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THE University of the West Indies (UWI) has received full accreditation for its medical programme for the 2012 - 2017 period.

The institution was accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority in Medicine and Health Professions (CAAM-HP) as a single School of Medicine programme, following successful collaboration among the regional faculties -- Mona in Jamaica, Cave Hill in Barbados, St Augustine in Trinidad & Tobago, and the Clinical Medical programme in the Bahamas.

In its report, the CAAM-HP commended the UWI for producing well-trained graduates.

A press release from the UWI's marketing and communications office said, "It also pointed to strengths such as a committed, motivated and collegial faculty; strong, effective leadership by the dean and directors, [and] a good patient mix."

The institution was also commended on its draft strategic plan and its approach to a multi-campus, multi-territory university, which the CAAM-HP noted has great potential for innovation and diversity among the campuses, while achieving common assessments and outcomes.

The CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body, established in 2003, empowered to determine and prescribe standards, and to accredit programmes of medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions on behalf of the contracting parties in Caricom.

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