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St. Martinus University Willemstad, Curaçao: A Milestone in Accreditation

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St. Martinus University Willemstad, Curaçao: A Milestone in Accreditation

St. Martinus University Willemstad, Curaçao: A Milestone in Accreditation

St. Martinus University Willemstad, Curaçao: A Milestone in Accreditation

In a significant achievement, St. Martinus University in Willemstad, Curaçao, has received full institutional accreditation for five years, along with program accreditation for its Doctor of Medicine programs—both the regular 5-year and the accelerated 4-year tracks. The accolade comes from the AAEPO (Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations), affirming the institution’s commitment to excellence in medical education.

The accreditation, spanning from December 4th, 2023, to December 4th, 2028, is a testament to St. Martinus University’s adherence to rigorous standards. AAEPO, recognized as a WFME (World Federation for Medical Education) Accredited Body, plays a crucial role in accrediting medical schools worldwide, and its approval in Curaçao reinforces the university’s dedication to global education standards.

A pivotal moment occurred in May 2023 when St. Martinus University entered a tripartite agreement with AAEPO officials. Subsequently, AAEPO representatives visited Curaçao in September 2023 to conduct the accreditation process. The results, released on December 4th, 2023, marked a celebration for the institution, validating its commitment to delivering high-quality medical education.

 

The involvement of key government officials from Curaçao underscores the collaboration between academia and governmental bodies. Minister of Education SITHREE VAN HEYDOORN, along with Minister of Health and Finance JAVIER SILVANIA, and Dr. Keli, Inspector General of Public Health, have shown their support for elevating educational standards in the country.

In a global outreach effort, on December 27th, 2023, Dr. Murali Ginjupalli, Chancellor of St. Martinus University, visited AAEPO headquarters in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. There, he received the official certification from Dr. Ismailov Baktybek, Director of AAEPO, in the presence of esteemed AAEPO officials and representatives from Interedwise Education Pvt Ltd, India.

The collaborative spirit between St. Martinus University and AAEPO is further emphasized by the diverse group of officials involved. The visit to Kyrgyzstan included Mr. Kamendra Dahat, Founder CEO of Interedwise Education Pvt Ltd; Mambetalieva Svetlana, Deputy Director of AAEPO; Jiyde Jeenbaeva, Head of Foreign Department at AAEPO; Duishekov Sanzhar, Foreign Department Manager at AAEPO; Mamytkanov Jumakadyr, Responsible for Professional Education at AAEPO; Cholponbaeva Nazgul, Administrative Staff at AAEPO; Sultanbekov Sherbek, Advisor at AAEPO; Akylbek kyzy Meerim, Office Manager at AAEPO; and Janybekov Sultan, IT Specialist at AAEPO.

This accreditation not only brings pride to St. Martinus University but also fortifies its standing in the global medical education community. Students and staff can now take pride in being part of an institution that meets and exceeds international standards. The endorsement from AAEPO affirms that St. Martinus University is a frontrunner in producing world-class healthcare professionals.

As the journey of education continues, this accreditation serves as a foundation for continuous improvement and a commitment to excellence, ultimately benefitting the healthcare landscape in Curaçao and beyond. St. Martinus University’s success is not just a local triumph but a global acknowledgment of its dedication to shaping the future of healthcare professionals.

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