Other Features: Correction
In the article by Shomaker1 in the February issue of Academic Medicine, there was a mistake regarding the number of schools that have received full accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). There was also a mistake regarding the accreditation status of Ross University and St. George's University medical schools as accorded by CAAM-HP.
To date, there is only one medical school that has received full accreditation from the CAAM-HP. The CAAM-HP accorded the status of Accredited to the medical programs of Ross University's and St. George's University's medical schools, not Full Accreditation. These schools were accredited for four years with conditions.
Full accreditation is granted without conditions for five to seven years, depending on the length of the program.
1 Shomaker TS. For-Profit undergraduate medical education: Back to the future? Acad Med. 2010; 85:363–369.