Med Students role in AQA of Med Schools – CAMSA Cameroon

Name of the activity: Med Students role in AQA of Med Schools

Country/NMO: CAMSA Cameroon

Program: Medical Education Systems

Contact information: contact [email protected]  to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Capacity Building

Focus area: Students’ involvement in medical education | Quality assurance and accreditation

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education)

General description:

Every medical school should look forward to being accreditation. Accreditation of all medical schools in Cameron will help increase globalization of medicine, have a cross border education provider, have a systematic evaluation to assure accountability and meeting the requirements of external standards. The primary aim of carrying out this activity is to raise students’ awareness on the accreditation status of each school and how they can go about step-by-step for their school to be accredited. 

Problem statement:

A majority of the Cameroon medical schools in Cameroon offer authentic medical education as recommended by the harmonised national program but unfortunately, most of these schools are not accredited and at the end of their studies, they face the challenges of:

– enrolment into foreign institutions especially in developed countries for further studies  

– employment in developed countries from non-recognition of their certificates

Target groups:

  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students


  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctors
  • Other health professionals


  1. To ensure that by the end of the month April, after 3 hours of sessions at least 30 medical students nationwide are well-oriented and knowledgeable about accreditation
  2. Increasing motivation levels of 30 medical students nationwide in order to advocate for AQA in their universities
  3. To ensure that by the end of the month of June after a minimum of 3 hours of working sessions at least 3 medical schools nationwide are starting their accreditation process.

Indicators of Success:

  1. Over 20 medical students report a better understanding on accreditation when comparing the pre and post assessment tests
  2. Student representatives from at least 4 faculties/schools advocate for accreditation of their medical schools.
  3. For at least 2 medical students in different faculties nationwide to report their faculty have started the accreditation process  


  1. Draft an activity description plan 
  2. Contact the SCOME IT for collaboration 
  3. Invite the different speakers 
  4. Draft the pre and post evaluation forms 
  5. Set an online and local calls to register 

Time Frame:

– Introduction, welcoming and Team Building 

– Topic 1: presentation: Accreditation, quality assurance, its Importance and directives on how Cameroon should start the process (by SCOME IT) 

– Topic 2: presentation 2: Accreditation of Medical Schools in Cameroon (by NOME Cameroon)  

– Topic 3: medical student’s Testimony (Cameroon medical student) 

– Topic 4: AQA accreditation guide for Cameroon (accreditation agency agent) 

–  Questions and Answers 

– Closing Remarks

– Conclusion

Plans for evaluation:

Evaluation to assessed knowledge on participants on the AQA using questions to evaluate thier understand before and after the webinar using Pre and Post Assessment forms. 

External collaborations:

Yes, the SCOME IT Team and the Accreditation Agency Agent 


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