MD program receives full eight-year accreditation

This spring, NOSM University’s flagship Medical Doctorate (MD) Degree Program received great news from the Committee on Accreditation for Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).

“On the eve of our first convocation as a fully independent University, NOSM University just received the decision of CACMS that our MD program has been approved for a full eight-year accreditation,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean, and CEO.

CACMS says the accreditation process “provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, health-care 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.”

Dr. Verma calls this a fantastic result. “We are deeply grateful to CACMS for its diligence with continuous quality assurance and attentiveness to detail. The final report will provide us with excellent advice on how to improve the education and training of physicians at NOSM University.”

“Although we have work to do, we look to the future with unparalleled enthusiasm. We owe a great deal of thanks to Dr. Lee Toner, our Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, as well as to Senior Director John Friesen and their entire team,” says Dr. Verma.

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