Welcome to the Grenada Medical and Dental Council
Enacted in 2010, the Health Practitioners Act (“the Act”) establishes the Grenada Medical and Dental Council (“the GMDC” or “the Council”) as the entity responsible to oversee and “confer...with educational institutions with respect to the education of persons in the practice of the medical or dental profession” and “to promote high standards in the practice of medicine and dentistry” in Grenada.
The GMDC promotes the highest standard of professional healthcare and medical education in Grenada by overseeing the registration of health practitioners and through its review and accreditation of medical education programmes. The GMDC aims to protect the public by ensuring that healthcare is delivered by registered, qualified physicians and dentists. In addition, through its review and accreditation of medical programmes in Grenada, the GMDC strives to assure current and prospective students, healthcare organizations, and the general public that the medical schools it accredits meet appropriate quality standards and educational requirements. Accreditation from the Council signifies that the medical programme in question has satisfied established standards and measures of quality of medical education comparable to the standards of medical accreditation employed in the United States, and consistent with other international norms of accreditation. Graduates of medical education programmes accredited by GMDC have attained the skills, competencies and knowledge needed to become competent medical practitioners in Grenada, the United States, and other countries.
In December 2019, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (“NCFMEA”) determined that GMDC’s standards for accreditation were comparable to those used to accredit medical schools in the United States.