Enhancing the quality of medical education worldwide
The WFME Recognition Programme evaluates agencies against internationally-accepted criteria for accreditation. Recognition Status is the quality measure which confers the understanding that the quality of medical education in accredited schools is to an appropriate and rigorous standard.
WFME publishes international best practice Global Standards for Quality Improvement of Medical Education, covering Basic (Undergraduate) Medical Education (BME); Postgraduate Medical Education (PME); and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of Medical Doctors.
The World Directory is a freely accessible directory of the world's undergraduate (basic) medical education programs. It contains information for over 2,900 schools, both operational and historical, including curriculum and enrolment details.
In January 2018, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) became the eighth accrediting agency to be awarded WFME Recognition Status. Press release AMC website WFME Recognition Programme
The papers supporting the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme are under regular review, and a revision of the Recognition Criteria that an accrediting agency must meet has been posted on the WFME website.
In December, WFME President, Professor David Gordon attended the First Annual National Medical Education Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Following the conference motto “Preparing the 21st Century Physician”, Professor Gordon argued that it is necessary to not only include basic sciences and clinical training in a medical programme, there should also be a small […]