Accreditation is an objective peer review process, designed to attest to the quality of developing educational programs. In medicine, it is a certification of the capacity and competencies that medical education programs have in providing comprehensive training, which guarantees patient safety and the practice of competent doctors globally.
In the view of the training of doctors with the best national and international standards, and in fulfillment of the strategic mission of INTEC to train citizens capable, integral and competitive internationally, that contribute to the sustainable development of society through science and technology.
In 2015, INTEC's medical career began its international accreditation process with the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education In Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), an accreditation body for medical, veterinary and dental schools in the 15 countries members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
Obtaining CAAM-HP accreditation involved a demanding review process that evaluated every facet of INTEC's medical program. Whose compliance with the requirements and standards evaluated allowed us to successfully receive the great honor of being the first university in the country and Spanish-speaking in the Caribbean to receive it. This accreditation is exclusive to medical schools that meet or exceed the highest industry standards.
This accreditation will contribute to the institutional strengthening of the Medicine career, guaranteeing compliance with international standards in terms of structure, function and performance. Resulting in graduates who meet the educational requirements for continuing education and therefore fit for professional practice in society.
With it, it will allow our graduates to continue successfully positioning themselves in specialized medical training programs in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the country. Thus making them part of the international benchmark.
- The accreditation is a validation that the academic program, teachers, internal processes and buildings, laboratories and services of the university correspond to high international standards and allow to achieve the objectives of higher education.
- As of 2023, the United States will only recognize the degrees of students graduated from accredited universities.
- The labor field increasingly demands graduates from schools that have been accredited internationally.
- The accreditation facilitates the process for students who wish to complete their medical residency to continue postgraduate or doctoral studies abroad.