Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process by which institutions and programs voluntarily undergo an extensive peer evaluation of their compliance with accepted standards for educational quality. Through accreditation, the CACMS provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions, health authorities, regulatory authorities and the public that

  1. educational programs culminating in the award of the M.D. degree meet reasonable, generally-accepted, and appropriate national standards for educational quality, and
  2. graduates of such programs have a complete and valid educational experience sufficient to prepare them for the next stage of their training

Overview Process (7 steps)

  • 1Planning of the visit
  • 2Data Collection
  • 3Medical School Self-Study
  • 4Document Submission
  • 5Site Visit
  • 6Site Visit Report
  • 7Decisions and Actions