AUSOMA Celebrates Milestone Towards Accreditation

(From Left to Right: Dr. Abrar Khan, Dean; Dr. Surekha Bhat, Academic Affairs; Mr. Endy Croes, Minister of Education; Kanaan Baroud, Director of Operations; Mrs. Lorna Parkins, CAAM-HP Executive Director; Mr. Danguillaume Oduber, Minister of Health)

3rd November, 2023

AUSOMA, a leading institution committed to academic excellence, is thrilled to announce a significant achievement in its journey towards accreditation. A signing ceremony held on Friday, November 3rd marked a pivotal moment as the Director of CAAM-HP, the Minister of Education, and the Minister of Health signed a crucial agreement in the presence of AUSOMA representatives.

Over the past three years, AUSOMA has demonstrated unwavering dedication to achieving high educational standards and exceeding regulatory requirements despite the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. The institution’s commitment is reflected in strategic investments, including enhancements to Campus Facilities and the introduction of new academic resources such as the AMBOSS Medical Knowledge platform.

The signed agreement, a result of meticulous efforts and collaboration, certifies CAAM-HP as the recognized accreditation body for Aruban medical schools, paving the way for an official site visit in the first quarter of 2024. This development marks a key milestone in AUSOMA’s pursuit of accreditation, showcasing its commitment to academic quality.

Dr. Khan of AUSOMA, expressed gratitude for the dedication and hard work of the institution’s faculty, staff, students, and parents.

This achievement is a testament to the collective focus and determination of our community towards shaping the future of healthcare,” said Dr. Khan

AUSOMA remains steadfast in its commitment to achieving accreditation expeditiously, concurrently working towards accreditation with ACCM while progressing through Stage 2 of the ACCM accreditation process. Throughout this journey, AUSOMA emphasizes that its students will remain eligible for ECFMG Certification, USMLE exams, and the Match beyond 2024.


The American University School of Medicine Aruba (AUSOMA) is an international education institution and provider of healthcare and medical professionals to the United States and worldwide healthcare industry. Its core focus is to develop culturally diverse individuals into compassionate physicians and leaders in their respective medical fields without life-long debt. AUSOMA has been Charted by the Ministry of Health in Aruba while recognized by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Medical License Board. 

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