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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 IMED. FAIMER is not an accrediting agency and has no relationship with the organizations listed.

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
Albania Agency for Accreditation of Higher Education
Anguilla Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Argentina Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria (CONEAU) (National Commission for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities)
Armenia National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA)
Australia Australian Medical Council
Austria Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)
Azerbaijan Ministry of Education
Bahrain National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training
Bangladesh Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council
Barbados Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Belarus Ministry of Education
Belgium (Flanders only) The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
Bolivia El Sistema de Acreditación Regional de Carreras Universitarias
Brazil National System of Evaluation of Higher Education (SINAES)
Bulgaria National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
Canada Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Cayman Islands Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine
Chile Comisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA) (National Commission for Accreditation)
China Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education
Colombia Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (National Council of Accreditation)
Costa Rica Consejo 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)
Croatia Agency for Science and Higher Education
Cuba La 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])
Czech Republic Czech Republic Accreditation Commission
Denmark Danish Accreditation Institution
Dominica Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Medical Board of Dominica / Ministry of Health
Dominican Republic Secretaria de Estado de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology)
Ecuador Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (CEAACES)
Egypt National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE)
El Salvador Comisión de Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Commission of Accreditation of the Quality of Higher Education)
Estonia Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency
Ethiopia Ministry of Education (public universities)
Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency [part of the Ministry of Education] (private universities)
Georgia National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement
State Regulation Agency for Medical Activities
Ghana Ghana Medical and Dental Council
National Accreditation Board
Grenada Grenada Ministry of Health / New York State Department of Education
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Guyana Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
National Accreditation Council
Hong Kong Medical Council of Hong Kong / Education and Accreditation Committee
Hungary Hungarian Accreditation Committee
India Medical Council of India
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Indonesia National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education
Lembaga Akreditasi Mandiri Perguruan Tinggi Kesehatan (Independent Accreditation Body for Health Professional Education)
Iran Secretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (part of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education)
Ireland Irish Medical Council
Israel Council for Higher Education
Italy National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes
Jamaica Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Japan Japan University Accreditation Association
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation
Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)
Jordan Higher Education Accreditation Commission
Kazakhstan Ministry of Education
Kenya Commission for University Education
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
Kosovo Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)
Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Education, License and Accreditation Administration
Latvia Ministry of Education and Science / Higher Education Quality Evaluation Center
Lebanon Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Malaysia Joint Accreditation Committee for Medical Programs / The Malaysian Medical Council
Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission
Mexico Consejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM) (Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education)
Mongolia The National Council for Education Accreditation
Montenegro Ministry of Education
Myanmar Ministry of Health
Nepal Nepal Medical Council
Netherlands The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
New Zealand Medical Council of New Zealand (together with the Australian Medical Council)
Nigeria Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
National Universities Commission
Norway Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
Oman Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)
Pakistan Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Palestinian Authority Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC)
Paraguay Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior (National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education)
Peru Ministerio de Salud / Comisión para la Acreditación de Facultades o Escuelas de Medicina Humana (CAFME) (Ministry of Health /Commission for the Accreditation of Faculties of Medicine)
Philippines Commission on Higher Education
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Poland Accreditation Committee of Polish University Medical Schools (ACPUMS)
Polish Accreditation Committee
Portugal Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education
Qatar Supreme Education Council
Romania Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Russia National Accreditation Agency
Saint Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine
St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board (SKNAB)
Samoa Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Saudi Arabia Ministry of Higher Education
National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA)
Serbia Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
Singapore Singapore Medical Council / Ministry of Health
Sint Maarten Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)
Slovak Republic Accreditation Commission / Ministry of Education
Slovenia Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
South Africa Health Professions Council of South Africa
South Korea Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation
Spain Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA) (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation)
Sri Lanka Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission
Sudan Accreditation Committee for Accreditation of Medical Schools (formed jointly by the Higher Education Ministry Committee and the Sudan Medical Council)
Sweden Swedish Higher Education Authority
Switzerland Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Taiwan Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council
Tajikistan Department of Attestation, Accreditation and Licensure
Tanzania Tanzanian Commission for Universities
Thailand Commission on Higher Education
Medical Council of Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Turkey The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)
Uganda Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
Ukraine Medical Council of Ukraine
Ministry of Health of Ukraine
United Arab Emirates Commission for Academic Accreditation
United Kingdom General Medical Council
United States of America Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
Uzbekistan Department of Accreditation and Attestation of Pedagogical Workforce and Educational Organizations / Accreditation Center of Educational Programs Under the Council of Rectors of Medical Schools
Viet Nam Ministry of Health
Ministry of Education and Training
Zambia Health Professions Council of Zambia
Zimbabwe Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ)
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[last update: June 6, 2014]