The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) manages a rigorous system of accreditation at the undergraduate levels for all 17 faculties of medicine in Canada. Accreditation of undergraduate medical education is undertaken jointly between the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) in Canada and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the U.S.
The AFMC has developed a novel Interim Accreditation Review Process (IRP) that assists schools in maintaining compliance with accreditation standards and creating a culture of continuous quality improvement. The process is briefly described on this website and in greater detail in the AFMC Interim Accreditation Survey Guide. The AFMC offers to assist schools in adopting the IRP in whole or in part (Please contact: Claudine LeQuellec, Accreditation Manager, Claudine@afmc.ca). The AFMC Interim Accreditation Survey Guide and the AFMC Accreditation Checklists may be reproduced for the non-commercial purpose of scientific or educational advancement, with citation and author attribution.
AFMC also manages the accreditation process of the offices of Continuing Medical Education at all Canadian faculties of medicine through the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).