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Canada

Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education

http://www.afmc.ca/accreditation
http://www.lcme.org/

Duration and levels of accreditation

8 years

Accreditation standards

http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

Evaluation process

http://www.lcme.org/publications.htm

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.

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[Last update: May 17, 2016]