The accreditation of medical education – certification of the suitability of medical education programmes, and of the competence of medical schools in the delivery of medical education – is of the highest importance.
WFME is not an accrediting authority or agency. Accreditation of medical education is normally carried out by national governments, or by national agencies receiving their authority from government.
The process for evaluation of accreditation programmes and agencies is set out in the statement of WFME Policy on the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies and in the detailed Programme for Recognition of Accreditation Agencies.
WFME also works with the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in evaluation and development of accreditation programmes and agencies.