Message From the Executive Director
Dear reader, please allow me the honor to welcome you to our website. The Grenada Medical and Dental Council (GMDC) was established in 2010 by the Health Practitioner’s Act. Initially, the Council’s mandate was primarily to register and license medical and dental practitioners throughout the State of Grenada.
In 2019, via the Health Practitioner’s amendment Act, the GMDC has been authorized to undertake a vital and exciting function: to accredit medical education programmes in Grenada Under this new edict, the Council must ensure that all medical programmes in Grenada meet or exceed appropriate quality standards and educational requirements for the benefit of current and prospective students, healthcare organizations, and the public at large. GMDC’s stamp of accreditation affirms that graduates of a medical education programme received the skills, competencies, and knowledge needed to become competent medical practitioners in Grenada, the United States, or wherever they choose to practice medicine.
In September 2019, the National Commission on Foreign Medical Education Accreditation (NCFMEA) determined that the Standards and processes being used by Grenada’s ministries of Education and health, executed through the GMDC, were comparable to the standards and processes being used to accredit medical schools in the United States.
This was a huge, but expected achievement for our agency, predicated upon the rigor and robustness of the Council’s Standards and QA mechanisms. Not withstanding this significant milestone, our agency recognizes the dynamism of education and as a consequence, we continue to refine our standards and further develop our quality assurance processes to ensure that our institutions deliver the highest quality of medical education.
As an accreditation agency, GMDC is committed to forging meaningful memberships and partnerships with key regional and international organizations. These collaborations we envision, will help to further enhance our processes, attain international recognition and ensure the delivery of high-quality medical education; all with the ultimate aim of advancing humanity.