The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health
Professions (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 programmes of medical, dental, veterinary and other health
professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.
The 13 CARICOM member countries who signed and legally constituted the agreement are
Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, St.
Vincent & The Gernadines, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, Belize, Grenada,
Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname
CAAM-HP will serve as the means of providing the assurance of quality that generates
confidence in the principal stakeholders, students and the public.
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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member
States and five Associate Members. It is home to approximately sixteen million
citizens, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, and from the main ethnic groups of
Indigenous Peoples, Africans, Indians, Europeans, Chinese, Portuguese and Javanese.
The Community is multi-lingual; with English as the major language complemented by
French and Dutch and variations of these, as well as African and Asian expressions.
Stretching from The Bahamas in the north to Suriname and Guyana in South America,
CARICOM comprises states that are considered developing countries, and except for
Belize, in Central America and Guyana and Suriname in South America, all Members and
Associate Members are island states.
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ECMFG CAREER HOLDERS OFFICE (ECHO) is committed to providing support and service to
ECFMG-certified physicians as they plan their careers. To pursue a career as a
physician in the United States, you need to identify the medical specialty or
specialties that are a good fit for your skill set, your personality, and your
career objectives. You need to apply to the U.S. graduate medical education (GME)
programs that are right for you. And, because the number of U.S. residency positions
is limited, it’s essential that your residency applications represent your
qualifications as effectively as possible
Once you are through with USMLE 3, and you begin to think about an unrestricted
license, ECHO is there to help you with the rest. It helps you to access ECFMG’s
decades of experience in areas such as international medical education, physician
credentials, assessment of physicians, U.S. GME programs, immigration options for
U.S. GME, and medical registration/licensure. ECHO will also connect you with other
organizations and experts that are important to the next phase of your medical
career. And through ECHO, you can connect with other ECFMG-certified physicians at
different stages of their careers to share experiences, both successes and
EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES (ECMFG) was founded in 1956 to
assess, through a program of certification, whether international medical graduates
(IMGs) are ready to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that
are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
ACGME requires IMGs who enter ACGME-accredited programs to be certified by ECFMG.
ECFMG Certification is also one of the eligibility requirements for IMGs to take
Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Medical licensing authorities in the United States require that IMGs be certified by
ECFMG, among other requirements, to obtain an unrestricted license to practice
ECFMG Certification is an effective screening mechanism for ensuring that IMGs in
patient care situations have met minimum standards. Each year, thousands of IMGs in
the certification process apply to ECFMG for USMLE. During the 20-year period from
1991 through 2010, more than 295,000 international medical students/graduates
applied to take their first examination with ECFMG; of this number, 60.7% have
FAIMER is a non-profit foundation committed to improving world health through
education. It was established in 2000 by the Educational Commission for Foreign
Medical Graduates (ECFMG®). In partnership with ECFMG, FAIMER promotes excellence in
international health professions education through programmatic and research
It concentrates its efforts in low-income regions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,
and focuses on three specific strategies: faculty development, targeted research
that informs health workforce policy and practice, and development of data that
advances educational quality improvement decisions.
The Federation of State Medical Boards represents the 70 state medical and
osteopathic regulatory boards—commonly referred to as state medical boards—within
the United States, its territories and the District of Columbia. It supports its
member boards as they fulfill their mandate of protecting the public’s health,
safety and welfare through the proper licensing, disciplining, and regulation of
physicians and, in most jurisdictions, other health care professionals.
GMC majorly controls the arena of doctors and health professional-activities by
ensuring only those doctors with the right knowledge skills and experience can
practice medicine in the U.K. They do it in several ways-
- By controlling entry to and maintaining the list of registered and licensed
- By setting the standards for all stages of medical education and training and
ensuring that those standards are met
- By determining the principles and values that underpin good medical practice
- By taking firm but fair action against doctors’ registration where the standards
of Good medical practice have not been met
The Medical Board of California is a state government agency which licenses and
disciplines medical doctors. The Board provides two principal types of services to
consumers: public-record information about California-licensed physicians, and
investigation of complaints against physicians
It is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of
physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professionals and through the
vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access
to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.
The Medical Council of India established under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933,
establishes uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition
of medical qualifications in India and abroad. Its main objectives are
- Maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and
- Recommendation for recognition/de-recognition of medical qualifications of
medical institutions of India or foreign countries.
- Permanent registration/provisional registration of doctors with recognized
- Reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of
The NATIONAL BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS (NBME) is an independent, not-for-profit
organization that serves the public through its high- quality assessments of
healthcare professionals. It develops and manages the USMLE. The NBME and the
Federation of State Medical Boards co- sponsor the USMLE, and the Educational
Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates is the third collaborator in the USMLE
The NBME and the Federation also co-sponsor the Post-Licensure Assessment System,
which medical licensing authorities can use to evaluate physicians who are already
licensed. A new exam program, the International Foundations of Medicine, extends the
concept of common standards to an international arena.
Medical specialty boards, other healthcare professions, and academic institutions
call on the NBME to develop customized assessments, while online assessments help
students and professionals identify their own strengths and weaknesses.
Organizations can draw on the NBME’s expertise as consultants for their own
assessment programs, test administration, and scoring.
The New York State Education Department(NYSED) is part of the University of the State
of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational
services in the United States. Any use of the title "Physician" or practice of
medicine within New York State requires licensure.
(However, under specified limitations defined in Section 6526 of New York State
Education Law, you may be exempt from licensure.)
- To be licensed as a physician in New York State you must
- be of good moral character
- be at least 21 years of age
- meet education, examination and experience requirements
TO APPLY FOR LICENSE , you must file an application for licensure and the other forms
indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the
address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone
you have asked to send us material.
The fee for licensure is $735.
The fee for a limited permit is $105 (the limited permit fee is not refundable).
Fees are subject to change. The fee due is the one in law when your application is
received (unless fees are increased retroactively). You will be billed for the
difference if fees have been increased.
NYSED -THE BOARD OF REGENTS is empowered to confer the M.D. degree on New York
licensees who meet specific requirements.
To be eligible, you must:
- have completed a medical education program in a foreign medical school,
satisfactory to the department, which does not grant the degree doctor of
medicine (M.D.) and in which the philosophy and curriculum were equivalent, as
determined by the department, in accordance with the policy of the Board of
Regents, to those in programs leading to the degree of doctor of medicine (M.D.)
at medical schools in the United States satisfactory to or registered by the
Board of Regents and the department
- hold a license to practice medicine in New York State in accordance with
provisions of section 6524 or 6528 of the Education Law or their equivalent as
determined by the Regents pursuant to their authority under section 6506 of the
- complete the application and submit the entire form along with the required fee
of $300 to the New York State Education Department at the address at the end of
the form. Be sure to sign and date item 13
The Board of Regents, on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Education,
appoints a State Board for each licensed profession to advise and assist the Board
of Regents and the State Education Department on matters of professional regulation.
The Board of Regents also appoints a Committee for Professional Assistance to advise
them on matters relating to practice by professional licensees with alcohol or other
drug abuse problems. The 29 State Boards for the Professions and the Committee for
Professional Assistance are comprised of professional members and one or more
representatives of the general public. The composition of each board and the
Committee is specified in Title VIII of Education Law. In addition, Board and
Committee composition should reflect the State's regions, cultural diversity, and
the various aspects of the professions.