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NOTICE – Change in the issuance of Specialty Licences

The Bahamas Medical Council wishes to advise all Specialists applying for renewal of licences beginning 2020, will be granted a specialist licence for their primary specialty. The Council will issue sub-specialty licences with the same registration and licence number to Specialists who have completed an approved fellowship recognized by the national authority where the physician trained in the sub-specialty and recognized by the national regulatory authority in the country in which they will practice. Specialists will be charged a $200 fee in addition to a Specialist fee for issuance of a sub-specialty licence.

It is proposed that this will begin at the end of 2019.


NOTICE – Bahamas Medical Council Continuing Medical Education(CME) Credits

The Bahamas Medical Council proposes to engage in joint partnership with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Council wishes to inform that charges for accreditation will be $100.00 for each credit hour. CME providers are asked to submit a minimum of 5 credit hours per application for review.


Dr. Baldwin Carey
The Bahamas Medical Council has learned of the sudden passing of Dr. Baldwin Carey a senior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant for more than 50 years and past Chairman of the Bahamas Medical Council. Dr. Carey made a significant contribution to health care in The Bahamas, in particular maternal and child care. He will be remembered as an expert in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Public Health Specialist and a great human being. The medical community wishes to express its sympathy to his wife, children and the family.

Dr. Bernard Nottage
The Bahamas Medical Council and the country mourn the passing of Dr. Bernard J. Nottage,immediate past Minister of National Security. Dr. Nottage was a renowned Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist and an exemplary public servant. He was a founding member of the Doctors Union, President of the Medical Association of the Bahamas, Council member and Minister of Health. Dr. Nottage was Chair of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) – CARICOM, The Caribbean Family Life and Education Program, Chair of the CARICOM Ministers of Health and representative at the PAN American Society Conferences and The World Health Assembly. The medical community will miss this outstanding clinician, politician and a great humanitarian. We express sympathy to his wife, children and the family.

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