GMDC Accreditation Standards and Procedures
GMDC Accreditation Procedures
The Health Practitioners Act (“the Act”), enacted in 2010, 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.
GMDC Standards for Accreditation
Accreditation is a voluntary review process designed to attest to the educational quality of new and established educational programmes. The Government of Grenada is committed to ensuring the quality of medical education in the country through the review and accreditation of medical programmes consistent with the standards and procedures that are comparable to those used in the United States and that meet the Guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Committee of Foreign Medical Education Accreditation
NCFMEA Comparability Decision Letter
The NCFMEA determined that the standards and processes used by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health in Grenada to accredit medical schools in Grenada are comparable to those used to accredit medical schools in the United States. By way of legislation, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education has authorized GMDC as the accreditation agency responsible for the application of the provisions in the Health Practitioners Amendment Act 2019.