The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences


CAAM-HP Accredited and NCFMEA Approved

Dear Prospective Student,
There are so many medical schools around the world!  How do you know which one to choose?  Accreditation is a major consideration.  With a fully accredited Faculty of Medical Sciences, the Cave Hill Campus is a good choice!
 

What is Accreditation?CAAM-HP and NCFMEA


 

What Accreditation Means to You

  • Assures you that your medical degree is quality and internationally accepted
  • Improves your chances of being accepted for residency in regional and US hospitals
  • Adds a layer of quality to your application to practice in the US
  • US students are eligible for US federally guaranteed student Loans
 

What Accreditation Says about an Institution

  • Faculty that have specific internationally recognised qualifications to teach you
  • A curriculum that has been fully vetted by accreditation authorities
  • A programme of study that prepares you for all the rigors of a professional medical career
  • Has all the required facilities, equipment, tools, and learning support to help you succeed
In summary, an accredited medical school, such as the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Cave Hill Campus, ensures that you get a quality medical education.  Apply today »
 
 

How can you check the claims of accreditation by medical schools?

Not all accreditation bodies are the same.
 
Local: Local accreditation bodies, such as the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC), register local, regional and foreign based institutions that offer educational courses in their country.  They also credit and re-accredit programmes of study and institutions operating in their country. 
 
When you graduate from a medical school that only has BAC accreditation, you will still need to take the Caribbean Association of Medical Councils’ (CAMC) exam to practice in Barbados. 
 
Regional: Subject specific, regional bodies, such as Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), accredit schools and programmes based on internationally recognised quality.  From the CAAM-HP website:
 
“CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programmes of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM. CAAM-HP will serve as the means of providing the assurance of quality that generates confidence in the principal stakeholders, students and the public.”
 
When you graduate from a CAAM-HP accredited medical school, such as the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Cave Hill Campus, you can practice in the Caribbean and affords you the option to practice in the United States.

 
International: US medical programmes are often used as the international bench mark and no other accreditation body is as well respected as the US NCFMEA.  They vet accreditation bodies of other countries. The CAAM-HP is approved by the NCFMEA.

 
 

Coming from Abroad?

Benefits of Cave Hill Campus, located in Beautiful Barbados, we're the CAMPUS by the SEA!

  • Over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year! The prevailing northeast tradewinds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot
  • Plenty of daily flight services from the US
  • Cave Hill Campus is within 5 minutes of beautiful beaches, including Batts Rock Beach
  • Many things to do in Barbados: https://www.visitbarbados.org/discover
  • A history of social peace and democratic government
  • Low incidences of crime
  • Widespread WIFI availability

Your choice of Cave Hill Campus will not only give you quality education but is located on an island that is pleasant for study and recreation. 

Find out more about our programmes » or Apply now »

 

Contact the Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417- 4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: fms@cavehill.uwi.edu