Enhancing the quality of medical education worldwide
The WFME Recognition Programme evaluates agencies against internationally-accepted criteria for accreditation. Recognition Status is the quality measure which confers the understanding that the quality of medical education in accredited schools is to an appropriate and rigorous standard.
WFME publishes international best practice Global Standards for Quality Improvement of Medical Education, covering Basic (Undergraduate) Medical Education (BME); Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME); and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of Medical Doctors: there are also Standards for distributed and distance learning in medical education.
The World Directory is a freely accessible directory of the world's undergraduate (basic) medical education programmes. It contains information for over 3,400 schools, both operational and historical, including curriculum and enrolment details.
WFME is pleased to announce that the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) in the United States of America has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The agency has been recognised for the full term of 10 years.
Ricardo León and David Gordon – President-elect and President – visited Lund (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) on 28 and 29 August, to meet Stefan Lindgren, Hans Karle and Leif Christensen. Hans Karle and Stefan Lindgren were the Presidents of WFME from 1996 until 2014, and Leif Christensen was the Senior Adviser in the same era.