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.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has released a detailed plan on the progress towards 2023. Starting 2023, applicants for ECFMG Certification, which is required for international medical graduates to train or practice in the United States, must be from a medical school that is appropriately accredited. More specifically, the school must be accredited by an accrediting agency that has earned the Recognition Status in the WFME Recognition Programme. ECFMG has devised a 4-phase plan which is being implemented as 2023 approaches: Phase 1 – 2018 ECFMG published the Guidance for students on selecting […]
Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie) (NVAO) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The NVAO is the fourteenth accrediting agency that has received the WFME Recognition Status. Press release NVAO website WFME Recognition Programme
Three accrediting agencies been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education – these agencies operate in Georgia, Indonesia and Thailand. All three agencies have been recognised for the full term of 10 years. Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (IAAHEH/LAM-PTKes) (Indonesia) Press release IAAHEH/LAM-PTKes website WFME Recognition Programme Institute […]