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 2,900 schools, both operational and historical, including curriculum and enrolment details.
At the meeting in Seoul in April the WFME Executive Council revised the Policies and Procedures for the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme. The most significant changes are:
Two accrediting agencies have been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education – these agencies operate in Iran and the UAE. Both agencies have been recognised for the full term of 10 years.
At the 72nd World Health Assembly, WFME addressed the delegates with a statement on the health workforce shortages. WFME stressed that is is important to harmonise the varying standards of quality in medical education world-wide, to provide basis for achieving appropriate care for all communities. Read the full statement below: