UG’s Medical School to be reaccredited by midyear – Dr Norton

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Dr George Norton, Minister of Public Health
Dr George Norton, Minister of Public Health

The University of Guyana’s Medical School is expected to be re-accredited by June this year as corrective measures were taken to rectify the issues at the tertiary institution.

This is according to Minster of Public Health, Dr George Norton.

Guyana had lost its full accreditation in July 2015 after the institution missed the deadline for submitting a report on the school’s progress to the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

In addition, an inspection from the accreditation body unearthed that a number of recommendations to improve the institution were not adhered to and as such accreditation was withheld.

These issues, Dr Norton recently told the media, have completed and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry, UGSM, and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for funding of the school.

In addition, a draft of a new curriculum has already been completed and submitted to the Ministry.

Inews understands that the accreditation board will be visiting Guyana in March of this year to again inspect the medical programme to determine if Guyana is once again compliant with the requirements and previous recommendations.

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