At the meeting in Seoul in April the WFME Executive Council revised the Policies and Procedures for the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme. The most significant changes are: [Read more…] about Revision of the Policies and Procedures for the WFME Recognition Programme
Two accrediting agencies have been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education – these agencies operate in Iran and the UAE. Both agencies have been recognised for the full term of 10 years. [Read more…] about Two more agencies awarded WFME Recognition Status
At the 72nd World Health Assembly, WFME addressed the delegates with a statement on the health workforce shortages. WFME stressed that is is important to harmonise the varying standards of quality in medical education world-wide, to provide basis for achieving appropriate care for all communities. Read the full statement below: [Read more…] about WFME statement on health workforce shortages
WFME has revised the Recognition Criteria used to assess the legal standing, accreditation process, post-accreditation monitoring, and decision-making processes of an accreditation agency for programmes or schools of basic medical education. [Read more…] about Recognition Criteria and documentation revised
Mexican Board for Accreditation of Medical Education (Consejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The agency has been recognised for the full term of 10 years
Three accrediting agencies have been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education – these agencies operate in Brazil, Egypt and Taiwan. All three agencies have been recognised for the full term of 10 years. [Read more…] about A further three agencies gain WFME Recognition Status
Our attention has been drawn to a directive published by the Ministry of Health of Israel, which sets out requirements for medical students who plan to study outside Israel and then to apply to work in Israel. WFME would like to clarify several facts about the process of Recognition.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has released a detailed plan on the progress towards 2023. Starting 2023, applicants for ECFMG Certification, which is required for international medical graduates to train or practice in the United States, must be from a medical school that is appropriately accredited. More specifically, the school must be accredited by an accrediting agency that has earned the Recognition Status in the WFME Recognition Programme.
ECFMG has devised a 4-phase plan which is being implemented as 2023 approaches:
Phase 1 – 2018
ECFMG published the Guidance for students on selecting a medical school, which helps prospective medical students make better decisions on medical school selection.
Phase 2 – 2020
World Directory of Medical Schools will include the information whether a medical school is accredited by an organisation recognised by WFME.
Phase 3 – 2021
ECFMG physician reports to residency programs, employers, state boards, and medical regulatory authorities will include a statement on the accreditation status of the medical school.
Phase 4 – 2023
Individuals will be eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification if their medical school is accredited by an organisation recognised by WFME.
Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie) (NVAO) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The NVAO is the fourteenth accrediting agency that has received the WFME Recognition Status.