AUA Secures CAAM-HP Accreditation

AUA Secures CAAM-HP Accreditation

American University of Antigua College of Medicine’s MD program was granted a two-year provisional accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) this June. CAAM-HP was established in 2003 and is the legally constituted body established to accredit medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions programs leading to professional degrees required for practice in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine’s MD program was granted two-year provisional accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) this June. CAAM-HP was established in 2003 and is the legally constituted body established to accredit medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions programs leading to professional degrees required for practice in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states.

Gaining accreditation by CAAM-HP involved a demanding review process that assesses every facet of AUA’s medical program. This accreditation is exclusive to medical schools that meet or exceed the highest industry standards.

In their report, the visiting team commends AUA for:

·      the caliber, enthusiasm, diversity of its students and their performance on USMLE examination,

·      its physical facilities and educational resources,

·      the highly motivated and dedicated faculty and administration.

Executive Dean of the Basic Sciences, Dr. Jagbir Nagra, said, “This is an important accreditation; it is testament to the strength of our program, our faculty and our students. We are proud to receive this most recent accreditation. It is the latest in a long line of approvals and recognitions for AUA.”

American University of Antigua College of Medicine is one of six extant private medical schools in the Caribbean to be accredited by CAAM-HP.

 

More Articles

AUA Graduate Earns Coveted Sleep Medicine Fellowship

AUA Graduate Earns Coveted Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Talha Memon (AUA Class of 2012) has matched at a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This is one of the top sleep medicine programs in the country. Dr. Memon was a Family Medicine Resident at the University of California, Riverside and was one of the first AUA graduates to match at… Read More…

ACP

AUA Student Wins First Place at ACP Annual Conference

AUA student Namrata Kohli and AUA alumnus Dr. Ryan Singhi, an Internal Medicine resident in Missouri, won first place at the ACP annual conference in Hilton Head, SC for their research on Broken Heart Syndrome (Apical Ballooning Syndrome). They won first out of more than thirty other research presentations. Kohli was the only international medical student selected for… Read More…

capitalron

AUA Praised by Former Congressman

Read more about how AUA and other Caribbean medical schools are combating the doctor shortage in this The Hill blog post from former Rep. Ronnie Shows: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/221413-caribbean-medical-schools-ease-doctor-shortage

southhampton

AUA Signs MOU With University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, one of the top twenty universities in the UK, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AUA College of Medicine, allowing qualified graduates of select University of Southampton programs to be guaranteed interviews to AUA College of Medicine. Graduates and third year BSc students majoring in Biomedical Science, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry… Read More…

antellimagee

AUA Clinical Faculty Member Featured in Smithsonian Exhibit

Dr. Darrick E. Antell, an AUA clinical faculty member, currently has his work on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. On campus, Dr. Antell has lectured several times about his research, including the study that is presently featured at the Smithsonian. This groundbreaking study verifies the effect of environment and lifestyle… Read More…