Sudan Medical Council (SMC) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The Recognition SMC is the tenth accrediting agency that has received the WFME Recognition Status.
The Junior Doctors Network (JDN) is the representative body for junior doctors and is related to the World Medical Association (WMA). Any junior doctor who is an Associate Member of the WMA may be part of the JDN, and although many are individual members, many are also representatives of their respective National Medical Associations. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has worked with WFME and with the WMA for many years, and the JDN provides the natural progression and development of this relationship from the point of medical graduation to the time of completion of postgraduate medical education.
The JDN has attended WFME Executive Council meetings as an observer since 2015.
The Junior Doctors Network constitutes a natural link between medical students (represented by the IFMSA) and medical practitioners (represented by the WMA). Its mission:
“Empowering young physicians to work together towards a healthier world through advocacy, education and international collaboration”
– is in alignment with WFME priorities and a closer relationship is expected to be beneficial for both organisations.
In particular, cooperation with the JDN Education division will be of increasing importance to improve quality in postgraduate medical education and to promote accreditation of postgraduate education.
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