An important stimulus to the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Programme is the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) 2023 Accreditation Requirement ECFMG announced on 13 May 2020 that its accreditation requirement, previously commencing in 2023, will now be implemented in 2024. WFME welcomes this recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed or restricted the […]
Any accrediting agency that is planning to apply to WFME in the Recognition Programme does not need to delay. The administration of the Recognition of Accreditation Programme continues without interruption. For the time being, site visits to accrediting agencies are not possible but will resume as soon as constraints on travel are relaxed. We are […]
WFME has recently received several enquiries about schools that have received accreditation by the German-based accrediting agency ASIIN. A misunderstanding was reported that the accreditation is equivalent to accreditation by an agency with WFME Recognition Status, and therefore satisfies the ECFMG 2023 Accreditation Requirement. WFME clarifies that this assumption is false.
WFME regularly receives enquiries from schools and students considering the option of acquiring accreditation from an agency with WFME Recognition Status that is based outside of their country.
The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) has been awarded Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education. The agency has been recognised for the full term of 10 years. Press release CYQAA website WFME Recognition Programme
ECFMG’s paper “Advancing the Quality of Medical Education Worldwide: ECFMG’s 2023 Medical School Accreditation Requirements” in the Journal of Medical Regulation provides a succinct explanation of the evolution and rationale for the 2023 Accreditation requirement, its current progress and future.
WFME was very sorry to learn that Peter Dieter, President of the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), died on December 25th, 2019, in Dresden, Germany.
Following the success of the World Conference 2019 in Seoul, WFME is looking for potential hosts of the next conference in 2022.
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: