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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine

http://www.accredmed.org

Duration and levels of accreditation

Unconditional (6 years); Conditional (up to 3 years); Probationary (up to 2 years); Provisional (for developing schools)

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Voluntary

Description of accreditation organization

Founded in 1995, the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in the Republic of Ireland. The ACCM is invited by Governments in the Caribbean region to act on their behalf in relation to the inspection and accreditation of a medical school in a particular jurisdiction.

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St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board (SKNAB)

http://ab.gov.kn/

Duration and levels of accreditation

5 years

Accreditation standards

http://ab.gov.kn/?q=node/4

To achieve and maintain accreditation, medical education programs must meet standards pertaining to the following areas:

  1. The Institutional Setting
  2. The Students
  3. Educational Programs
  4. The Faculty
  5. Educational Resources
  6. Internships

Evaluation process

Self-evaluation, optional site visit for initial applicants, site visit for renewing applicants

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

All tertiary institutions wishing to operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis are required by law to apply to the Accreditation Board. Only those institutions that are registered with and accredited by the Accreditation Board can legally claim to be accredited by the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Description of accreditation organization

Government Authority

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[last update: January 18, 2013]