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.

Recognition Programme

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.

World Directory

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.

Latest news

Discover the latest news from WFME and stay informed about the organisation’s projects and developments.

Call for Abstract Reviewers
17 July 2024
Call for abstracts for the WFME World Conference 2025
12 July 2024
WFME World Conference 2025: Registration Now Open!
27 June 2024
Cross-Border Accreditation Policy Effective from 1 July 2024
17 June 2024
Join our team: Two new exciting job openings!
13 May 2024
Beware of scam emails soliciting money in WFME’s name
09 May 2024

Upcoming events

Join us at the below events to connect with WFME and other experts in the field of medical education.

FOUR WEBINARS IN THE SERIES: 30 April (recording), 22 May (recording), 26 June (recording), 18 September 2024
Date: 18 September 2024
Time (UTC): 1 PM
60 minutes / webinar

Recognition map

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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