The MBC Television report states that the AUSM had opted not to pursue accreditation for its programmes from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) which is an accrediting body for medical, veterinary, and dental schools in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The CAAM-HP was established in 2003 and is recognised by the US as a standard which is comparable to the standards used in medical schools in the US. According to the St Lucian news agency, education officials in that island had been asking the AUSM to get the CAAM-HP accreditation since 2010 so as to allow students to put their degrees to work in the Caribbean.