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 (PME); and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of Medical Doctors.
The World Directory is a freely accessible directory of the world's undergraduate (basic) medical education programs. It contains information for over 3,400 schools, both operational and historical, including curriculum and enrolment details.
ECFMG’s paper “Advancing the Quality of Medical Education Worldwide: ECFMG’s 2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirements” in the Journal of Medical Regulation provides a succinct explanation of the evolution and rationale for the 2023 Accreditation requirement, its current progress and future.
Following the success of the World Conference 2019 in Seoul, WFME is looking for potential hosts of the next conference in 2022.