In January 2018, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) became the eighth accrediting agency to be awarded WFME Recognition Status.
The papers supporting the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme are under regular review, and a revision of the Recognition Criteria that an accrediting agency must meet has been posted on the WFME website. [Read more…] about Revision of the Criteria for the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme
In December, WFME President, Professor David Gordon attended the First Annual National Medical Education Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Following the conference motto “Preparing the 21st Century Physician”, Professor Gordon argued that it is necessary to not only include basic sciences and clinical training in a medical programme, there should also be a small portion of the curriculum devoted to teaching ethics and medical law, which are clearly not optional, and other important subjects, such as health economics, anthropology and sociology.
In response to recent enquiries about the WFME standards, we have decided that it would be helpful to address a common misconception about the use of the standards in a particular context. It has been understood by some, that the standards are prescriptive, and a medical curriculum should be developed in exact accordance with them, regardless of the local needs and requirements. We would like to clarify that this is untrue. [Read more…] about WFME issues a clarification about use of standards in design of medical curricula
The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has assumed the role of an Honorary Sponsor to the World Directory of Medical Schools, a database, which is managed jointly by WFME and FAIMER. [Read more…] about IFMSA named Honorary Sponsor to the World Directory
WFME Standards for Master’s Degrees in Medical and Health Professions Education are now available in Japanese, thanks to the initiative of the Medical Education Center at Kyoto University. [Read more…] about WFME Standards for Master’s now in Japanese
The World Federation for Medical Education welcomes the Declaration of Chicago, which was adopted in October at the WMA General Assembly. The Declaration calls for the development of national and regional quality assurance systems to ensure high standard of medical education and overcome the many threats to the quality of basic medical education.
In statements to the World Health Organization Europe 67th session, the World Federation for Medical Education has called for sustainable development of the workforce which integrates quality alongside quantity, encouraging countries to develop quality accreditation mechanisms, and to set standards for education in reference to the WFME Standards. [Read more…] about WFME statements to WHO Europe urge quality in scaling up the healthcare workforce
In September, the President of SEARAME, Professor Rita Sood, took part in the WHO South East Asia Regional Committee 70th Session in the Maldives as the representative of WFME.
At the session about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and progress towards universal health coverage concerning the strengthening of primary health care services and health workforce, Professor Sood presented a statement citing WFME’s endorsement of the WHO agenda to strengthen health workforce, and the commitment to contribute in any way possible.