All undergraduate medical education programs must meet accepted standards for educational quality. In Canada, a post-secondary institution receives accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). The process of accreditation ensures a medical school is delivering high quality, dynamic and innovative academic programming to our learners while enabling our faculty to be exceptional teachers. UPEI and Memorial initiated the CACCMS process in December 2021.

The UPEI Faculty of Medicine must also seek approval for the joint Doctor of Medicine degree from the Atlantic Advisory Committee on Health Human Resources (AACHHR) and the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC).