XUSOM’s dedication to upholding the highest academic standards has not gone unnoticed by many different international accrediting bodies. We have managed to obtain prestigious accreditations that were earned after comprehensive evaluations of our curriculum, faculty, administration, facilities, and student body. These recognitions allow our graduates to secure residencies and become licensed doctors throughout the United States and Canada.
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) is empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs 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.
Founded in 1995 by Professor Conor Ward, the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) is an independent, not for profit organization based in the Republic of Ireland. ACCM is invited by Governments of Caribbean countries which do not have a national medical accreditation body, to act on their behalf in relation to the inspection and accreditation of specified medical schools in their jurisdiction.
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) strives to achieve the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in evaluation of physicians. It assesses over 11,000 medical students and graduates every year through its examinations. Its exams are offered in both official languages in sites across Canada, and in the case of the MCCEE, in over 500 locations in 80 countries. The MCC is also a leader in verifying and storing physician credentials, which the candidate can share with medical organizations across Canada. The XUSOM IMED listing is also internationally recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for certification and eligibility for medical licensure.
ECFMG is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning.
Listed in IMED – The International Medical Education Directory (IMED) is a public database of worldwide medical schools. The IMED is published as a joint collaboration of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). The IMED along with the AVICENNA Directory for medicine are the primary medical school databases used by medical regulators.
As of April 2014, IMED and AVICENNA have merged to create the new World Directory of Medical Schools. The World Directory will take over as the definitive list of medical schools in the world, as IMED and Avicenna will be discontinued in 2015.
Medical schools listed in the IMED have been recognized by their local governments as institutions authorized to confer a medical degree upon their graduates. Government recognition of medical schools is generally granted by a local Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, or medical board. This recognition does not imply accreditation, which is a measure of the quality of education. FAIMER publishes a separate database of accrediting organizations called the Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools.
Attending a school listed in the IMED is a requirement for eligibility for the USMLE.