Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
June 26, 2009 (CUOPM)
Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, sister institution of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, in St. Kitts, has announced that it has been granted full, four-year accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
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 programs of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.
A release aid that accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools which are operating at the highest levels of industry standards.
Through this accreditation, the CAAM-HP provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions and the public that programs leading to qualifications in medicine meet appropriate national and international standards for educational quality, and that the graduates have a sufficiently complete and valid educational experience.
“We are extremely pleased that CAAM-HP has determined that full accreditation be granted to our medical program. This accreditation represents Ross’s commitment to providing the highest standard of medical education to all qualified students, which in turn ensures that all patients are provided the care they need. Twenty percent of our students””more than double the U.S. average””are under-represented minorities and nearly two-thirds of our graduates choose primary care,” said Dr. Nancy Perri, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ross University.
Ross University School of Medicine applied for consideration of accreditation to the CAAM-HP, submitted required documentation, and subsequently underwent an onsite review by members of CAAM-HP as well as members of an ad hoc assessment team in June 2008.
Following this visit, the CAAM-HP site visit team prepared a full report of its findings. The report was then submitted to the CAAM-HP board, which made its decision to fully accredit Ross University’s medical program for the period of 2009 through 2013.
Ross University School of Medicine is also accredited by the Dominica Medical Board and its graduates can obtain licenses in all 50 States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine places more students into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world and has clinical education centers in Miami, FL, Saginaw, MI, and Freeport, Grand Bahama.