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Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools

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

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. Accreditation or recognition of a school by an organization listed below does not automatically imply that the school will be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools or that graduates of the school are currently eligible for ECFMG Certification. FAIMER is not an accrediting agency.

Additionally, the listing of an accrediting agency in DORA does not indicate that the agency is recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Programme for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies. Agencies with WFME Recognition Status are identified with an asterisk (*).

The inclusion of an accrediting agency in DORA, or recognition of the agency by WFME, does not imply that all medical schools in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Interested individuals should contact the agency directly regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.

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. To comment on an entry or to suggest additions, contact FAIMER at research@faimer.org.

Country Organization
Afghanistan National Commission on Quality Assurance and Accreditation (NCQAA) / Ministry of Higher Education
Albania Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education
Anguilla Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Antigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board
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)
Aruba Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Australia Australian Medical Council*
Austria Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)
Azerbaijan Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Quality Assurance Agency in Education
Bahrain The Education and Training Quality Authority
Bangladesh Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council
Barbados Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Barbados Accreditation Council
Belarus Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Ministry of Education
Belgium (Flanders only) The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)*
Bolivia Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de Carreras Universitarias (National Commission of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Professions)
Instituto de Acreditación Internacional (IAI) (International Accreditation Institute)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance
Cantonal Ministry of Education (Sarajevo)
Brazil Accreditation System of Medicine Courses in Brazil (SAEME)*
National System of Evaluation of Higher Education (SINAES)
Bulgaria National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
Canada Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)*, in cooperation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)*
Cayman Islands Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
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 Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM)*
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])
Curacao Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Cyprus The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.)*
Czech Republic National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education
Denmark Danish Accreditation Institution
Dominica Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Medical Board of Dominica / Ministry of Health
Dominican Republic Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Ecuador Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (Board of Assessment, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education) (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 Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education
Ethiopia Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency [part of the Ministry of Education] (private universities)
Ministry of Education (public universities)
Gambia National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA)
Georgia National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement*
Germany German Accreditation Council
Ghana Ghana Medical and Dental Council
National Accreditation Board
Greece Hellenic Authority for Higher Education
Grenada Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Grenada Medical and Dental Council
Grenada National Accreditation Board
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 National Assessment and Accreditation Council
National Medical Commission
Indonesia Lembaga Akreditasi Mandiri Perguruan Tinggi Kesehatan (Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health)*
National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education
Iran Secretariat of the Council for Undergraduate Medical Education (part of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education)*
Iraq National Council for Accreditation of Medical Colleges (NCAMC) / Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
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 Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)*
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation
Japan University Accreditation Association
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Jordan Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI)*
Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Kazakhstan Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA)
Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA)
Kenya Commission for University Education
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
Kosovo Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA)
Kyrgyzstan Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Activities (AAEPO)
EdNet
Ministry of Education and Science National Accreditation Council
Latvia Quality Agency for Higher Education of the Academic Information Center
Lebanon Turkish National Accreditation Council for Medical Education’s (UTEAK) Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)*
Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Libya National Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Educational and Training Institutions (NCQAA)
Lithuania Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)
Malaysia Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Maldives Maldives Medical and Dental Council
Malta National Commission for Further and Higher Education
Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission
Mexico Consejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM) (Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education)*
Moldova Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Mongolia The National Council for Education Accreditation
Montenegro Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education (ACQAHE)
Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports
Myanmar Medical Council
Nepal Medical Education Commission
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 Commission
Palestinian Authority Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC)
Panama Instituto de Acreditación Internacional (IAI) (International Accreditation Institute)
The National Council for the Evaluation and Accreditation of University Education in Panama (CONEAUPA) (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria de Panamá)
Paraguay Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación de la Educación Superior (National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education)
Peru La Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universitaria (SUNEDU)
Philippines Commission on Higher Education
Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Poland Polish Accreditation Committee
University Commission for the Quality of Medical Education (UKJKKL)
Portugal Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education
Qatar Supreme Education Council
Romania Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Russia Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
National Accreditation Agency
National Centre for Public Accreditation
Rwanda Rwanda Medical and Dental Council
Saint Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board (SKNAB)
Saint Lucia Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Samoa Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Samoa Qualifications Authority
Saudi Arabia Education & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) / National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAE)
Serbia National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Singapore Singapore Medical Council / Ministry of Health
Sint Maarten Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*
Slovak Republic Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher 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 (KIMEE)*
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
Sri Lanka Medical Council
Sudan Sudan Medical Council*
Sweden Swedish Higher Education Authority
Switzerland Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Syria Directorate of Quality and Accreditation/Ministry of Higher Education
Taiwan Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council / Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan*
Tajikistan Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan
Tanzania Tanzanian Commission for Universities
Thailand Institute for Medical Education Accreditation*
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)*
Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
Turkey Turkish National Accreditation Council for Medical Education's (UTEAK) Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD)*
Uganda Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
Uganda National Council for Higher Education
Ukraine Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Ministry of Education and Science
National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA)
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 Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)*
Ministry of Health / Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education
The State Inspectorate for Quality Control in Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training
Ministry of Health
Zambia Health Professions Council of Zambia
Zimbabwe Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ)

[Last update: October 19, 2021]

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