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.
Three accrediting agencies been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education – these agencies operate in Georgia, Indonesia and Thailand. All three agencies have been recognised for the full term of 10 years. Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (IAAHEH/LAM-PTKes) (Indonesia) Press release IAAHEH/LAM-PTKes website WFME Recognition Programme Institute for Medical Education Accreditation (IMEAc) (Thailand) Press release IMEAc website WFME Recognition Programme National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) (Georgia) Press release NCEQE website WFME Recognition Programme
The Recognition Criteria against which WFME assesses accrediting agencies world wide have gone through a minor revision. Three changes have been introduced to the document: Criterion 11.3 which used to read: “The medical school undergoing the review has the opportunity to comment on matters of fact prior to finalisation of the report,” is no longer […]
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Edinburgh Declaration, an influential document which set out to promote “a sustained and organised programme to alter the character of medical education so that it truly meets the defined needs of the society in which it is situated”. Many will not know that the Declaration was the outcome […]