We are pleased to announce that WFME will hold the next international conference in Cairo, Egypt, from 26 – 29 October 2022. The event will be hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ain Shams University.
WFME is pleased to announce that the new, third, edition of the WFME Standards for Basic Medical Education is now available on our website here. This edition of the standards adopts a new, principles-based approach to allow users of the standards to make their own version of the basic standards appropriate to the local context.
WFME has always emphasised that the standards are a guide to the development and evaluation of medical education in all settings. They are not prescriptive, and not a rule-book. They are intended to be used as a framework to be modified and customised for the local setting. There are many sets of standards in local use which were developed from the first and second editions of the WFME standards for basic medical education. If those local standards remain good and efficient, there is no need for them to be revised.
Dr Ahmed Al Rumayyan was elected as the President of AMEEMR at a recent meeting of the AMEEMR Executive. Dr Al Rumayyan is Dean of the College of Medicine at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Riyadh. WFME is very pleased to welcome him to the WFME Executive Council.
One thousand medical schools have now been added to the World Directory of Medical Schools since it began in its present form in 2014. This milestone was passed in the last few weeks.
The new listings are from almost every country in the world with a medical school, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. [Read more…] about Landmark for the World Directory of Medical Schools
The WFME Executive Council is pleased to announce that, during the Executive Council meeting held on 3 and 4 September 2020, the Council re-elected unanimously Professor Ducksun Ahn to a post of the WFME Vice-President.
Claire de Burbure died on 22 July 2020.
She was an adviser to WFME from 2015, working in many areas – on the World Directory of Medical Schools, supporting our interaction with WHO, helping with links to Francophone countries world-wide, and contributing to the next edition of the WFME standards for basic medical education.
WFME perspectives: effects of the 2020 pandemic on the accreditation and practice of medical education
WFME is keen to listen and respond to the concerns and questions of people and institutions about activities affected by the current pandemic. We therefore offer this opportunity to discuss:
- How does the pandemic affect accreditation of medical schools?
- What might be the standards for distance learning in medical education?
- Adapting and augmenting the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programmme
Full details are available in the attached announcement.
Two accrediting agencies have been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education – these agencies operate in China and Ireland. Both agencies have been recognised for the full term of 10 years.
Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education, Ministry of Education (WCAME) – China
Medical Council of Ireland (MCI) – Ireland