Dr. John Klir (Dean of Medicine) and Dr. R. Balasubramanium (Director of Quality Assurance) attended the Capacity Building Workshop in Barbados during March 19-22,2017, conducted by Caribbean Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). The objective of the workshop include:
- Understand the requirement of the revised medical education standards
- Identify important characteristics of a good medical education curriculum
- Evaluate the readiness of their institution for an accreditation visit
- Understand how CAAM-HP assesses schools against the standards
- Critically assess the possible outcomes of an accreditation visit
- Read the site visit reports with greater understanding of the issues identified
The AIMU attendees have gained significant insight into the CAAM-HP standards and modus operandi, which are bound to be of immense value to prepare our institution for the upcoming site visit by the CAAM-HP team.
The workshop included:
- A Global Perspective on Medical Education and Accreditation by Professor David Gordon,
President, World Federation of Medical Education (WFME)
- Update on the 2023 Requirement for Medical School Accreditation by Ms Lisa Cover,
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations, ECFMG
- Professionalising Medical Education & Aspects of the accreditation process, by
Professor James McKillop
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, GMC Council Member 2008-2016,
Member of CAAM-HP
- Student’s Perspective on Accreditation
- CAAM-HP Accreditation Process: Document Preparation by Mrs Lorna Parkins
Executive Director, CAAM-HP
- Standards for the Accreditation of Medical Schools in the Caribbean: Interpretation, Application and Assessment by Professor James McKillop
The AIMU attendees had the opportunity to discuss and clarify the revised 2017 CAAM-HP standards with the CAAM-HP staff, WFME president and other Caribbean medical school representatives. The group activities provided an exercise in benchmarking standards to a given scenario of a medical educational program and identifying solutions, action plan and time lines for completion of the same. This provided an excellent platform to understand the on-ground factors which play a crucial role during the accreditation process, so also the expectations of the inspecting team.
The group sessions and networking breaks provided great opportunity to interact with other medical school delegates in identifying common areas of concern, how to improve teaching-learning methods in basic sciences and clinical sciences, and exchanging ideas on solutions.
AIMU would like thank Mrs. Lorna Parkins (Executive Director, CAAM-HP), Ms. Natasha Parkins (Executive Director, CAAM-HP), Ms. Simone Augier (Senior Programme Officer, CAAM-HP) and Ms. Sheikera Watson (Senior Administrative Assistant, CAAM-HP) in organizing the workshop.
Ms. Sheikera Watson (Senior Administrative Assistant, CAAM-HP) and Ms. Simone Augier (Senior Programme Officer, CAAM-HP)
CAAM-HP Workshop – Marriott Courtyard