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.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Edinburgh Declaration, an influential document which set out to promote “a sustained and organised programme to alter the character of medical education so that it truly meets the defined needs of the society in which it is situated”. Many will not know that the Declaration was the outcome of an initiative of the World Federation for Medical Education, starting in 1984. This note is about the history of how it happened. When Henry Walton was President of WFME between 1983 and 1996, the single most important activity of […]
In April 2019, WFME will hold a World conference under the common theme of “Quality Assurance in Medical Education in the 21st Century”. We invite all interested parties to come and discuss together the challenges we are facing world wide and opportunities we have to improve the quality of medical education. We are looking forward to […]
Sudan Medical Council (SMC) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The Recognition SMC is the tenth accrediting agency that has received the WFME Recognition Status. Press release SMC website WFME Recognition Programme