COMPARABILITY DECISIONS

The countries listed below have been reviewed by the NCFMEA and found to use standards to accredit their medical schools that are comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States. The dates in parentheses are the dates of the Committee’s decisions of comparability; and in some cases, required update or special reports. The last date in Bold, is the anticipated date of the next review.

Key: CR=Comparability Redetermination; UR=Update Report; SR=Special Report

Antigua and Barbuda (10/13, 9/20, Fall 2022 SR) – Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions

Australia (2/95, 3/01, 9/07, 9/09, 4/17, 9/20, Fall 2023 CR) – Australian Medical Council (Note: The Australian Medical Council also accredits medical schools in New Zealand under the terms of an agreement with that country.)

Barbados (9/16, 5/22, Spring 2023 CR) – Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions

Cayman Islands (9/02, 9/03, 9/04, 3/09, 10/15, 5/22, Spring 2023 CR) – Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine

Czechia  (3/98, 9/04, 10/11, 9/21, Fall 2025 CR) – National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education

Dominica (10/97, 3/01, 3/07, 9/18, 9/20, Fall 2024 CR) – Ministry of Health & Social Security and the Dominica Medical Board

Dominican Republic (10/97, 3/04, 4/13, 5/21, 5/22, Spring 2025 CR) – Ministry of Education

Grenada (9/96, 3/03, 3/07, 4/16, 9/21, Fall 2025 CR) – Ministries of Education and Health in Grenada

Hungary (3/97, 3/03, 10/11, 9/18, 9/20, Fall 2024 CR) – Hungarian Accreditation Committee

Ireland (3/97, 9/03, 9/09, 9/18, Fall 2024 CR) – Medical Council of Ireland

Israel (9/99, 9/08, 4/19, 5/22, Spring 2025 CR) – Council for Higher Education

Mexico (10/97, 3/04, 4/14, 9/20, 2021) – Mexican Board for the Accreditation of Medical Education

Netherlands (3/98, 9/07, 4/14, 9/20, Fall 2022 SR) – Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization

Poland (10/97, 9/03, 10/11, 9/17, 9/20, 9/21, Fall 2023 CR) – Ministry of Health and the Accreditation Committee of Polish Universities of Medical Sciences

Saint Kitts and Nevis (4/12, 4/19, 5/22, Spring 2025 CR) – Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (9/16, Fall 2022 CR) – Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions

St. Maarten (3/98, 3/04, 10/11, 9/2018, 9/21, Fall 2024 CR) – Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine

United Kingdom (9/96, 9/01, 3/09, 4/17, Spring 2023 CR) – General Medical Council