What is UGME Accreditation?
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“Accreditation is a process by which institutions and programs voluntarily undergo an extensive peer evaluation of their compliance with accepted standards for educational quality. Through accreditation, the CACMS provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions, health authorities, regulatory authorities and the public that: (1) Educational programs culminating in the award of the MD degree meet reasonable, generally-accepted, and appropriate national standards for educational quality, and (2) graduates of such programs have a complete and valid educational experience sufficient to prepare them for the next stage of their training.”         
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Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)

Our UGME accreditation is a collaborative efforts from all levels of stakeholders; faculty, students, WRHA, senior leaderships, administrative supports and the RFHS Integrated Accreditation Unit. All the information required prior to the site visit are reviewed carefully by the Steering Committee, Subcommittees and the Dean. It is a comprehensive process to ensure that we deliver and provide high quality education to create high quality health care professionals to serve our community.  Ultimately the medical schools are the foundation towards the delivery of patient care. In order for us to reach a status as ‘fully accredited’, there are standards that we need to follow and achieve. After the site visit, we will need to continue working towards quality of improvement  as mandated by the accrediting body.