JULY 2020 ACCM ACCREDITATION UPDATE:
After delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were notified, as an outcome of the recent ACCM Board meeting that Aureus University School of Medicine was approved for an initial site visit in early Spring 2021. This update is provided as Aureus University School of Medicine continues through the multi-year accreditation process.
DECEMBER 2019 ACCM ACCREDITATION UPDATE:
Accreditation is a process that requires a cycle of assessments of achievement of objectives, educational standards, public safety requirements, and expected outcomes. We were notified, as an outcome of the ACCM November Board meeting, that Aureus University School of Medicine was approved for the accreditation process.
JUNE 2019 ACCM ACCREDITATION UPDATE:
Aureus University School of Medicine is in the process of being accredited by ACCM. For the clarification of our current and future students, Aureus University School of Medicine is fully recognized by ECFMG and MCC until 2023 and its medical education, credits, certification, and diplomas are valid as it has been in the past 14 years.
MARCH 2019 ACCM ACCREDITATION UPDATE:
ACCM conducted a scoping site visit in February 2019. The ACCM team met with the administration and faculty of Aureus University. The scoping visit provides ACCM an opportunity to review and assure that Aureus University School of Medicine is compliant with the ACCM accreditation standards. The scoping site survey appears to have gone well. The ACCM accreditation process can take a year or two to be completed.
NOVEMBER 2018 ACCM ACCREDITATION UPDATE:
Having assessed our application for accreditation, ACCM has decided to schedule a scoping site inspection visit to our campus.
JULY 2018 UPDATE:
As reported in a July 2018 statement from The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, “Aureus University School of Medicine has initiated the accreditation process with ACCM.” Additionally, ECFMG has stated that “Aureus is making good faith efforts at obtaining accreditation by ACCM” the accrediting body for medical schools in Aruba and other Caribbean countries.
The US Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) determines whether the educational program of a foreign medical school, together with the standards and processes used to accredit it, are comparable to those in the United States. ACCM adheres to the NCFMEA Guidelines and acts as the representative agent on behalf of the countries for which it accredits, at hearings of the NCFMEA in Washington D.C.
ACCM has been granted recognition by the World Federation for Medical Education(WFME) for a period of ten years until 31 December 2026. This highly significant milestone ensures that ACCM is fully compliant with the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)’s requirements for an internationally recognized medical accrediting agency.*