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: there are also Standards for distributed and distance learning in medical education.
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 Recognition Status for the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) was due to expire at the end of May 2022. Renewal would normally depend on assessment of a new application from CAAM-HP, including observation of a CAAM-HP site visit to a medical school seeking accreditation.Read More
WFME is pleased to announce that the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI) in Jordan has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The agency has been recognised for the full term of 10 years.
WFME is pleased to announce that a team lead by Professor Janet Grant developed a new set of WFME standards – WFME Standards for Distributed and Distance Learning in Medical Education (DDL).