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Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA)

As part of our goal to build information resources on medical education worldwide, FAIMER is developing a directory of international organizations that recognize, authorize, or certify medical schools and/or medical education programs. These organizations are often responsible for the establishment of national standards for medical education and the recognition of medical schools in their countries.

DORA is a developing resource. Although we believe this information to be accurate, it does not encompass all organizations that have responsibilities related to approving medical schools and/or medical education programs. Interested individuals should verify information directly with the appropriate entity. Recognition by an organization listed does not imply that a medical school will be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. FAIMER is not an accrediting agency.

FAIMER welcomes feedback on its information resources. To comment on an entry or to suggest additions to the directory, contact FAIMER at research@faimer.org.

For more information about a country’s recognizing/accrediting organization(s), such as duration and levels of accreditation, and evaluation standards and processes, click on that country's name below.

CountryOrganization
AlbaniaAgency for Accreditation of Higher Education
AnguillaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
ArgentinaComisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria (CONEAU) (National Commission for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities)
ArmeniaNational Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA)
AustraliaAustralian Medical Council
AustriaAgency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)
AzerbaijanMinistry of Education
BahrainNational Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training
BangladeshBangladesh Medical and Dental Council
BarbadosCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
BelarusMinistry of Education
Belgium (Flanders only)The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
BoliviaEl Sistema de Acreditación Regional de Carreras Universitarias
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAgency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance
BrazilNational System of Evaluation of Higher Education (SINAES)
BulgariaNational Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
CanadaCommittee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Cayman IslandsAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine
ChileComisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA) (National Commission for Accreditation)
ChinaWorking Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education
ColombiaConsejo Nacional de Acreditación (National Council of Accreditation)
Costa RicaConsejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) (National Private University Higher Education Board)
Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (SINAES) (National System for Higher Education Accreditation)
CroatiaAgency for Science and Higher Education
CubaLa Comisión de Evaluación y Acreditación de Carreras Universitarias (The Commission of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Programs / National Accreditation Council [part of the Ministry of Higher Education])
CyprusThe Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.)
Czech RepublicAccreditation Commission Czech Republic
DenmarkDanish Accreditation Institution
DominicaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Medical Board of Dominica / Ministry of Health
Dominican RepublicMinistry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
EcuadorConsejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (CEAACES)
EgyptNational Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE)
El SalvadorComisión de Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Commission of Accreditation of the Quality of Higher Education)
EritreaNational Commission for Higher Education
EstoniaEstonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education
EthiopiaMinistry of Education (public universities)
Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency [part of the Ministry of Education] (private universities)
GeorgiaNational Center for Educational Quality Enhancement
State Regulation Agency for Medical Activities
GermanyAccreditation Agency in the Health and Social Services
GhanaGhana Medical and Dental Council
National Accreditation Board
GreeceHellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency
GrenadaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
GuyanaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
National Accreditation Council
Hong KongMedical Council of Hong Kong / Education and Accreditation Committee
HungaryHungarian Accreditation Committee
IndiaMedical Council of India
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
IndonesiaNational Accreditation Agency for Higher Education
Lembaga Akreditasi Mandiri Perguruan Tinggi Kesehatan (Independent Accreditation Body for Health Professional Education)
IranSecretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (part of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education)
IraqNational Council for Accreditation of Medical Colleges (NCAMC) / Apparatus of Supervision and Scientific Evaluation (ASSE)
IrelandIrish Medical Council
IsraelCouncil for Higher Education
ItalyNational Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes
JamaicaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
JapanJapan University Accreditation Association
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation
Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)
JordanHigher Education Accreditation Commission
KazakhstanIndependent Agency for Accreditation and Rating
Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA)
KenyaCommission for University Education
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
KosovoKosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)
KyrgyzstanMinistry of Education, License and Accreditation Administration
LatviaQuality Agency for Higher Education of the Academic Information Center
LebanonMinistry of Education and Higher Education
LithuaniaCentre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)
MalaysiaMalaysian Qualifications Agency
MauritiusTertiary Education Commission
MexicoConsejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM) (Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education)
MongoliaThe National Council for Education Accreditation
MontenegroMinistry of Education
MyanmarMinistry of Health
NepalNepal Medical Council
NetherlandsThe Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
New ZealandMedical Council of New Zealand (together with the Australian Medical Council)
NigeriaMedical and Dental Council of Nigeria
National Universities Commission
NorwayNorwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
OmanOman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)
PakistanHigher Education Commission, Pakistan
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Palestinian AuthorityAccreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC)
PanamaThe National Council for the Evaluation and Accreditation of University Education in Panama (CONEAUPA) (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria de Panamá)
ParaguayAgencia Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior (National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education)
PeruLa Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universitaria (SUNEDU)
PhilippinesCommission on Higher Education
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
PolandAccreditation Committee of Polish University Medical Schools (ACPUMS)
Polish Accreditation Committee
PortugalAgency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education
QatarSupreme Education Council
RomaniaRomanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
RussiaNational Accreditation Agency
Saint Kitts and NevisAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine
St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board (SKNAB)
Saint LuciaCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesCaribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
SamoaPhilippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Saudi ArabiaMinistry of Education – Higher Education
National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA)
SerbiaCommission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
SingaporeSingapore Medical Council / Ministry of Health
Sint MaartenAccreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
Slovak RepublicAccreditation Commission / Ministry of Education
SloveniaSlovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
South AfricaHealth Professions Council of South Africa
South KoreaKorean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation
SpainAgencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation)
Sri LankaQuality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission
SudanAccreditation Committee for Accreditation of Medical Schools (formed jointly by the Higher Education Ministry Committee and the Sudan Medical Council)
SwedenSwedish Higher Education Authority
SwitzerlandSwiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
TaiwanTaiwan Medical Accreditation Council
TajikistanDepartment of Attestation, Accreditation and Licensure
TanzaniaTanzanian Commission for Universities
ThailandInstitute for Medical Education Accreditation
Medical Council of Thailand
Office of the Higher Education Commission
Trinidad and TobagoAccreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
TurkeyThe Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
UgandaUganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
Uganda National Council for Higher Education
UkraineMedical Council of Ukraine
Ministry of Health of Ukraine
United Arab EmiratesCommission for Academic Accreditation
United KingdomGeneral Medical Council
United States of AmericaLiaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
UzbekistanDepartment of Accreditation and Attestation of Pedagogical Workforce and Educational Organizations / Accreditation Center of Educational Programs Under the Council of Rectors of Medical Schools
Viet NamMinistry of Health
Ministry of Education and Training
ZambiaHealth Professions Council of Zambia
ZimbabweMedical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ)
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[last update: December 2, 2016]