MESSAGE FROM THE ACTING DEAN REGARDING AUC’S ACCREDITATION
AUC’s Accreditation Is Renewed Following Successful Review.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has been granted continued accreditation by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) for a renewed period of six years through 2027. The notification follows the most recent ACCM inspection site visit in November.
“We are very pleased to have AUC’s status as an accredited medical school affirmed by ACCM. This renewal supports our ongoing mission to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement,” said Pedro L. Delgado, MD, AUC, Acting Dean.
As the accreditor for the country of Sint Maarten, ACCM is recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) through 2026 and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). ECFMG recognition means that AUC students and graduates can apply for ECFMG Certification to pursue post-graduate training and licensure in all 50 U.S. states.
ACCM is also 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, enabling eligible AUC students to access financial support.