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.
SLMC awarded Recognition status
WFME is pleased to announce that the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The agency has been recognised for the full term of 10 years.Read More
New edition of WFME Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education
WFME is pleased to announce that the new edition of the WFME Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) is now available for public use.Read More
WFME and the International Chair in Bioethics
WFME President Professor Ricardo León-Bórquez met with Dr Russell D’Souza to be appointed a member of the International Council of the Department of Education of the International Chair in Bioethics (a World Medical Association Cooperating Centre, formerly in official agreement with UNESCO).Read More
WFME at the IFMSA Cameroon (CAMSA) webinar
WFME participated in a workshop organised by IFMSA representatives from Cameroon (CAMSA) to discuss on accreditation of local medical schools.Read More
New membership of the WFME Recognition Committee
Members of the WFME Recognition Committee met over Zoom on 13 February 2023. Since Professor Stefan Lindgren’s tenure as chair had ended, the aim of the meeting was to elect a new chair and to discuss the current committee’s membership.Read More