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.
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 has made great progress over the last five years, and has established a steering group to plan for the next five years. The steering group met for the first time on 20 July 2021.Read More
New committees to support the governance of WFME The Review of WFME functions recommended the creation of a Risk Committee (RC) to identify, monitor and develop mitigation strategies for risks, as part of a range of new governance-related measures. The WFME Executive Council endorsed the recommendation to set up the RC.
The following policies in the WFME Recognition of Accreditation programme were ratified at the WFME Executive Council meeting held on 26 and 28 April 2021: