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.
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. [Read more…] about Revision of the Criteria for the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme
In December, WFME President, Professor David Gordon attended the First Annual National Medical Education Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Following the conference motto “Preparing the 21st Century Physician”, Professor Gordon argued that it is necessary to not only include basic sciences and clinical training in a medical programme, there should also be a small portion of the curriculum devoted to teaching ethics and medical law, which are clearly not optional, and other important subjects, such as health economics, anthropology and sociology.
In response to recent enquiries about the WFME standards, we have decided that it would be helpful to address a common misconception about the use of the standards in a particular context. It has been understood by some, that the standards are prescriptive, and a medical curriculum should be developed in exact accordance with them, regardless of the local needs and requirements. We would like to clarify that this is untrue. [Read more…] about WFME issues a clarification about use of standards in design of medical curricula
The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has assumed the role of an Honorary Sponsor to the World Directory of Medical Schools, a database, which is managed jointly by WFME and FAIMER. [Read more…] about IFMSA named Honorary Sponsor to the World Directory
WFME Standards for Master’s Degrees in Medical and Health Professions Education are now available in Japanese, thanks to the initiative of the Medical Education Center at Kyoto University. [Read more…] about WFME Standards for Master’s now in Japanese