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.
The Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR), which operates in Kazakhstan, has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. IAAR is the ninth accrediting agency that has received the WFME Recognition Status. Press release IAAR website WFME Recognition Programme
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.