December 18, 2015
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has been granted unconditional accreditation by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) for a renewed period of six years through 2021. The notification follows the most recent ACCM inspection site visit in October.
“We are very pleased to have AUC’s status as an accredited medical school affirmed by ACCM. AUC has a great tradition and mission and we have continued to enhance our medical education program to provide our students with excellent preparation for residency and beyond,” said Heidi Chumley, MD, AUC executive dean and chief academic officer.
ACCM, which is based in Ireland, is the accreditor for the country of Sint Maarten, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). NCFMEA’s purpose is to review the standards used by foreign countries to accredit medical schools and determine whether those standards are comparable to standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States.
The renewal of AUC’s accreditation by ACCM ensures that AUC students may continue to qualify for and access the U.S. Federal Financial Aid Program.