WEBINAR SERIES 2024 | Exploring WFME Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education

WEBINAR SERIES 2024 | Exploring WFME Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education

WEBINAR SERIES 2024 | Exploring WFME Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education

Join us for an insightful webinar series exploring the revision of the WFME Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education (2023). The webinar will be led by Professor Janet Grant, an expert in standards and the driving force behind the development of the current WFME standards portfolio, including standards for basic and postgraduate medical education, continuing professional development, and Standards for Distributed and Distance Learning (2021).

The series will provide a practical guide to the WFME PGME Standards, with a special emphasis on local versioning and implementation. Each session will showcase guest speakers who are experienced medical education professionals, offering firsthand insights and examples of the standards in action. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage actively by chatting with others, posing questions, which will be addressed either during the live webinar or as a follow-up in a form of a written paper. Participants will also receive certificates of participation to recognise their involvement. Additionally, attendees will benefit from access to recordings of the webinars, ensuring valuable information is readily available for reference and further study.

Do not miss this invaluable opportunity to meet and learn from the following speakers:

Professor Anwar Khan, UK

Professor Lindsey Pope, UK

Dr John Norcini, USA

Professor Namita Kumar, UK

Professor Kadambari Dharanipragada, India



Highlights of the webinar series: 

  • A practical guide of the WFME PGME Standards with focus on local versioning and implementation.
  • Webinar series led by Professor Janet Grant, WFME adviser for WFME Standards.
  • Each webinar will feature medical education professionals as guest speakers who have experience of developing and using the PGME standards.
  • Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions which will be answered either during the webinar or afterwards.
  • Attendees will receive certificates of attendance.
  • Examples of WFME PGME Standards in practice.
  • Attendees will receive recordings of the webinars (available for one year).



Attendees can sign up either for individual webinars or for the entire series.

  • Individual webinars: 30 USD / per webinar
  • Discounted price for the entire series: 100 USD / per series including four webinars (see below). You will receive recordings of webinars that have already taken place.


In case online card payment is not suitable for you, please contact us at standards@wfme.org with your billing information and we will issue an invoice. 



The entire series offers the following four webinars:

1 | Using the PGME Standards | Tuesday 30 April 2024, 12:00 to 01:00 PM UTC – RECORDING AVAILABLE

Guest speakers: Professor Anwar Khan, Professor Lindsey Pope

2 | Mission and Values, Curriculum, Assessment, Postgraduate Doctors | Wednesday 22 May 2024, 02:00 to 03:00 PM UTC – RECORDING AVAILABLE

Guest speaker: Dr John Norcini

3 | Teachers and Clinical Supervisors, Resources, Quality Improvement, Governance and Administration | Wednesday 26 June 2024, 01:00 – 02:00 PM UTC

Guest speaker: Professor Namita Kumar

4 | Addressing Common Challenges in PGME: Discussion and Solutions | Wednesday 18 September 2024, 01:00 – 02:00 PM UTC

Guest speaker: Professor Kadambari Dharanipragada


Detailed agenda can be found below.




In 2023, the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) published the revised WFME Global Standards for Quality Improvement: Postgraduate Medical Education. These standards follow a principles-based approach, allowing institutions to develop their own contextually appropriate set of standards. They address various components of postgraduate medical education, including postgraduate doctor support, curriculum models, assessment systems, mission and values, teachers and clinical supervisors, education and training resources, quality improvement, governance, and administration.



Target audience:

This webinar aims to engage anyone interested in the field of postgraduate medical education, including:

  • Medical educators
  • Postgraduate programme directors
  • Clinical supervisors and mentors
  • Regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies
  • Medical school administrators
  • Healthcare policymakers
  • Researchers and scholars in medical education
  • Medical students


Professor Janet Grant
World Federation for Medical Education
Special adviser for WFME Standards

Janet Grant PhD, FBPsS, FRCGP (hon), FRCP (hon), MRCR (hon) is an educational psychologist and WFME special adviser. She is Academic Director of CenMEDIC (the Centre for Medical Education in Context) in London. She is Honorary Professor in University College London Medical School Centre for International Medical Education Collaborations (CIMEC), and Emeritus Professor of Education in Medicine at the Open University in the UK. Her interests are in policy research in medical education, regulation, educational development, continuing professional development and curriculum.

Professor Anwar Khan
Royal College of General Practitioners
International Medical Director for International Accreditation
  • General Practitioner Trainer since 1996, Former Deputy Medical Director of Assessment
  • Involved with international education and training in more than two dozen countries:

Internationally, there is huge variability in these programmes of training in duration, content, and level of practitioner produced and the process of accreditation based upon the World Federation for Medical Education standards allows for this variability. It includes accreditation of the whole training programme, its component parts such as the individual training practices or hospital-based training environments, individual trainers, or educators, as well as the curriculum, and the related assessments.” (https://www.rcgp.org.uk/Blog/International-accreditation)

Professor Lindsey Pope
University of Glasgow
Professor of Medical Education, Family Medicine Doctor
Professor Lindsey Pope is a Family Medicine doctor and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Glasgow. She is an Associate Postgraduate Dean for Academic Training for NHS Education for Scotland and Director of the Scottish School of Primary Care. She is also the Specialty Adviser for General Practice to the CMO for Scotland.
At a UK level, she is an Education Associate for the General Medical Council, an examiner for the Royal College of GPs and sits on the BMA Medical Academic Staff Committee. Her research interests include Education in Primary Care and the relationship with Workforce, Equity in Medical Education and Doctors Wellbeing.


Dr John Norcini
Upstate Medical University
Research Professor

John Norcini, PhD is Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Upstate Medical University and a Fellow of Presence (a Center at Stanford Medical School). Previously, he held positions at FAIMER and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has more than 200 publications, lectured and taught in more than 45 countries, and is on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) and the Academy of Medical Educators and has received numerous awards including the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education and the Hubbard Award.

Professor Namita Kumar
NHS Higher Education England
Postgraduate Dean

Professor Namita Kumar


Postgraduate Dean

Consultant Rheumatologist

Involvement in medical education started when Professor Kumar was a doctor in training. In 2003, Professor Kumar was appointed as a board member of the Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board, the first UK regulator of Postgraduate Medical Education. In 2010 she was appointed as Foundation School director for Northern Deanery, in 2013 to the post of Postgraduate dean for HEE NE and in 2019 Regional Postgraduate Dean for HEE North East and Yorkshire. She was made an Honorary Clinical Professor by Durham University in 2014, Newcastle and Sunderland Universities, as well as UCLAN in 2017. She was a council member of the Academy of Medical Educators 2014-2017, and a Councillor then Trustee Councillor of Royal college of Physicians from 2017-2022. She was appointed as a trustee for NCEPOD in January 2022, and has been the Co-chair of HEE Postgraduate Deans since 2020. Professor Kumar was appointed to the new role of National Dean in Dec 2023.

Professor Kadambari Dharanipragada



FOUR WEBINARS IN THE SERIES: 30 April (recording), 22 May (recording), 26 June, 18 September 2024


Open for registrations




USD 100



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