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.
Claire de Burbure died on 22 July 2020. She was an adviser to WFME from 2015, working in many areas – on the World Directory of Medical Schools, supporting our interaction with WHO, helping with links to Francophone countries world-wide, and contributing to the next edition of the WFME standards for basic medical education.