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Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)*, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)*

http://cacms-cafmc.ca/
http://www.lcme.org/

Duration and levels of accreditation

8 years

Accreditation standards

https://cacms-cafmc.ca/accreditation-documents/2016-2017/standards-and-elements

Evaluation process

https://cacms-cafmc.ca/accreditation-documents/2016-2017/standards-and-elements

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Voluntary

Required for eligibility to enter postgraduate education and a requirement for licensure

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

The Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), working with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States, ensures that Canadian medical faculties’ MD programs meet the quality expected when producing tomorrow’s doctors. Medical schools demonstrating compliance are afforded accreditation, a necessary condition for a program’s graduates to be licensed as physicians.

* 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.

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[Last update: March 31, 2017]