St Vincent 09/19/2016 08/26/2016 Final Review Determination

U.S. Department of Education

Initial Determination for St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Prepared September 2016

Background

The Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which has officially designated the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) as the legally constituted body empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit medical programs on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM. The country is seeking an initial determination of comparability based upon its use of the CAAM-HP standards for the evaluation and ongoing monitoring of medical education programs offered through its medical schools.


Summary of Findings

Additional information is requested for the following questions. These issues are summarized below and discussed in detail under the Staff Analysis section. -- The Committee may wish to request that the country provide additional information regarding its revised standards after the standards are finalized in 2018. [Mission and Objectives, Question 1] -- The Committee may wish to request that the country provide additional information regarding its revised standards after the standards are finalized in 2018. [Governance, Question 2] -- The Committee may wish to request that the country provide additional information regarding its revised standards after the standards are finalized in 2018. [Curriculum, Question 5] -- The Committee may wish to request that the country provide additional information regarding its revised standards after the standards are finalized in 2018. [Admissions, Recruiting, and Publications, Question 5] -- The Committee may wish to request additional information from the country regarding CAAM-HP's ongoing deliberations regarding comparability with the requirements of this question. [Onsite Review, Question 5] -- The Committee may wish to request additional information from the country regarding CAAM-HP's ongoing deliberations regarding comparability with the requirements of this question. [Accrediting/Approval Decisions, Question 2] -- The Committee may wish to request additional information from the country regarding CAAM-HP's ongoing deliberations regarding comparability with the requirements of this question. [Accrediting/Approval Decisions, Question 3] -- The Committee may wish to request additional information from the country regarding CAAM-HP's ongoing deliberations regarding comparability with the requirements of this question. [Accrediting/Approval Decisions, Question 4]

Staff Analysis