Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Duration and levels of accreditation
Outcome/consequences of accreditation
Required for eligibility to enter postgraduate education and a requirement for licensure
Description of accreditation organization
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.