WFME Head of Office, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, joined the WHO Expert Consultation on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva. Around thirty experts in AMR from across the six WHO regions and the range of health professional groups, contributed their advice and learning to develop a standardised approach to pre-service and in-service health workforce education and training needs, and possible dissemination tools. [Read more…] about WFME involvement in WHO AMR Expert Consultation (23-24 March 2017, Geneva)
WFME President, Professor David Gordon, presented to a conference of more than 100 attendees from medical schools in the Caribbean community. His presentation focused on global medical education initiatives and the WFME Recognition Programme for Accreditation Agencies, including the role of accreditation in ensuring good quality medical education, and in turn the benefits to patient health. [Read more…] about Capacity Building Workshop on accreditation in the Caribbean (20-23 March 2017, Barbados)
An article by WFME and FAIMER in the QAzette of the European Consortium for Accreditation outlines how the World Directory of Medical Schools can be used to search for medical school records, and the difference between the free public search function and the paid-for subscription.
WFME joins ten other global healthcare organisations as a signatory on the International Committee of the Red Cross to speak out in support of the Health Care in Danger initiative. The statement forcefully renews a collective call for wounded and sick people's right to health care during armed conflict to be respected and protected, and for attacks on health personnel and facilities to stop.
The WFME Recognition Committee has reviewed the policies and processes of the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), and awards Recognition Status until December 2021. WFME Recognition Status confers the understanding that the quality of medical education in its accredited schools is to an appropriate and rigorous standard.
WFME and FAIMER held a workshop on the WFME recognition of accreditation program during the recent AMEE conference in Barcelona. The speakers were David Gordon from WFME and Marta van Zanten and John Norcini from FAIMER. [Read more…] about Workshop on the WFME recognition of accreditation program
In January 2016 WFME took part in a workshop on preparing experts for accreditation of Postgraduate Medical Programmes in Almaty, Kazakhstan. [Read more…] about Workshop on preparing experts for accreditation of PGME in Kazakhstan
This statement clarifies the WFME standards for basic medical education in relation to the design of curricula. [Read more…] about Structure of programmes of medical education: WFME standards and integration