World Federation for Medical Education
The mission of WFME is to enhance the quality of medical education world-wide, and to promote the highest standards in medical education.
This mission is met through the development of standards in medical education, by the promotion of accreditation of medical schools, with the development of databases on medical education, through projects on the future of medicine and medical education, and through other publications and partnerships.
WFME works in partnership with its six Regional Associations for Medical Education, with global professional and international organisations including the World Health Organization and the World Medical Association, with WFME’s associate members, and with medical schools world-wide.
The purpose of WFME in promoting better medical education is to improve health care for all mankind.
WFME’s activities cover all stages of medical education, from basic (undergraduate) medical education, through postgraduate medical education - including vocational training, specialist training, and research doctoral education - and continuing medical education and the continuing professional development of medical doctors.
WFME is working to enhance its administrative capabilities so as to remain prepared for possible increases in applications to its Programme for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies.
ECFMG has reminded agencies that accredit medical schools of the need to seek recognition through the WFME programme to allow medical schools and their graduates to be in compliance with ECFMG’s new requirement for ECFMG Certification.
The Central Office of WFME is now in the process of moving to Ferney-Voltaire, France. The new office will gradually come into full operation during February, March and April 2015, and the office in the University of Copenhagen will progressively transfer its operations to the new office. The contact details of the new office are shown on the contact page of the website.
WFME remains particularly grateful to the World Medical Association for their support in enabling this move.