The UWI’s Faculties of Medical Sciences accredited by CAAM-HP for another 5 years
THE University of the West Indies (The UWI) has announced that its Faculties of Medical Sciences have been successfully accredited for an additional five-year period, from 2023 to 2028, by the region’s accreditation body, The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
The decision to renew the accreditation was reached at CAAM-HP’s meeting held on July 19 and 20, following a comprehensive review and evaluation conducted by the authority during 2022 visits to the three teaching sites at Mona, St Augustine, Cave Hill and the clinical site in The Bahamas.
The CAAM-HP accreditation reaffirms the high quality and standards upheld by The UWI Faculties of Medical Sciences in medical education and health-care training. This recognition underscores the commitment of The UWI to consistently provide a world-class education to medical students as well as students studying other health professions.
The rigorous evaluation process undertaken by the CAAM-HP encompassed a thorough assessment of various aspects of the Faculties of Medical Sciences, including curriculum content, faculty expertise, clinical training facilities, research initiatives, and overall adherence to global best practices in medical education.
News of this five-year re-accreditation comes as the Caribbean region’s only world-ranked university celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor, expressed his enthusiasm over the accreditation.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment, which reflects the unwavering commitment of our faculties, staff, and students to the pursuit of excellence in medical education,” he said.