Enhancing the Quality of Medical Education Worldwide
Our priorities at the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) include promoting accreditation through the WFME Recognition Programme, elevating standards for medical education by publishing expert consensus on standards, and maintaining the World Directory of Medical Schools.
The WFME Recognition of Accreditation 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 Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development of Medical Doctors, and Distributed and Distance Learning in Medical Education.
The World Directory of Medical Schools is a freely accessible directory of the world’s undergraduate (basic) medical education programmes. It contains information for over 3,700 schools, both operational and historical, including curriculum and enrolment details.
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Discover the latest progress in the WFME Recognition of Accreditation programme in the below interactive map.
- Countries with agencies with Recognition Status
- Countries with agencies applying in the Recognition programme
To access information, simply locate the country you are interested in, click on the country and a pop-up window will appear with details about operating accrediting agency/ies with WFME Recognition Status or applying agency/ies in the WFME Recognition programme in that country. To learn more about a particular accrediting agency, click on the link below its name in the pop-up window. This will direct you to the agency’s website.
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