Establishing The WFME Recognition Programme evaluates agencies against internationally-accepted criteria for accreditation. The terms of reference were to: Accreditation and Standards in Foreign Medical Education . Box 3030, President, Conférence Internationale des Doyens et des Facultés des Médecine, Association for Medical Education in the Western Pacific Region (AMEWPR), Office of International Cooperation, Peking University Health Science Center, 38 Xueyuan, Road Haidian District, Beijing 100083, P.R. countries had confirmed the value of the standards being tested. The duration of site visits is normally two to five days and must be at least two days. The World Directory of Medical Schools has been developed through a partnership between the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).. Countries and regions with a long tradition of accreditation, with, established and recognized accreditation systems, will not be in the focus of WHO–WFME, activities, but the experience of these countries and regions will be used in creating. Design appropriate institute-specific tools to conduct in-house assessment needed to produce JUFOM self-study document to submit to the JHEAC and request accreditation site-visit in line with JHEAC procedures. 2010; van Zanten, McKinley et al. 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Global Standards and Accreditation in Medical Education: A View from the WFME Hans Karle, MD, DMSc Abstract Globalization of medicine is increasing, as manifested by the growing number of migrating doctors and cross-border education providers. It originates declaration of conflict of interest and regarding the handling of complaints. (traditional or by means of distance learning). Note: Agencies with the symbol *** against their country of operation also operate elsewhere, or are considering doing so. The social accountability of medical education must be included in all accreditation processes at all levels. Professor Ibrahim H. Banihani, President, Association for Medical Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (AMEEMR). 2. Provide hands-on technical support to JUFOM to formulate action plan to meet the JHEAC accreditation criteria by the end of 2009. Information is gathered during the site visit by means of a variety of methods: collection of, documents and statistics (e.g. needs and expectations of society. and regions in setting up accreditation systems. Add your info below for a comprehensive list of Caribbean medical schools recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education Recognition Programme (WFME). The WFME Recognition Programme is the only program accepted by ECFMG at the current time for the recognition of medical school accrediting agencies. 2004, 26 members from 23 countries covering all six WHO–WFME regions assembled for three days The accreditation agency should support the medical schools by issuing instructions. Strengthening of aspects on social accountability of medical education will be a particular concern. (WFME) established the international Task Force on Accreditation in Medical Education. The WFME recognition program was designed to provide a transparent and rigorous method of ensuring that the accreditation of medical schools is held to a high, internationally accepted standard. The report must conclude with, recommendations concerning the accreditation committee or council regarding the decision, Rarely, specific circumstances of a medical school may render it impossible to meet one or, more standards. It is a means for quality assurance, but also a strong power to reinforce the need for improvement and reforms. improving the quality of medical education, marked by the International Collaborative Programme for Philippines conclusions of the self-evaluation regarding fulfilment of the standards and, if necessary. Abadan University of Medical Sciences Medical School. Since its inception in 2014, there have been over 400 medical schools added to the directory. Scherfigsvej 8, Karl Zbinden-Baertschi Swiss Accreditation Agency Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Organ fuer Akkreditierung und Qualitaetssicherung der Schweizerischen Hochschulen oaq Effingerstrasse 58, Dr. phil. The guidelines seem a reasonable contri, to the complicated issue of accreditation, which is now influencing higher education in, general worldwide. The guidelines have been developed as a tool to assist national authorities and agencies, which have responsibility for the quality of medical education to, either ensure adequate activity and transparency of existing accreditation systems, or to assist in the establishment of new systems in countries and regions which so far have not used accreditation. Swiss Accreditation Agency About ECFMG. nat., Karl Zbinden-Baertschi So far, only a, I added some explanatory notes to this presentation which I made as representative of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in the WHO-WFME Joint Task Force on Accreditation: Seminar on Accreditation of Medical Education Institutions and Programmes, Copenhagen, 4-6 October 2004. medical and scientific knowledge and technology, and inculcate in them the ability for lifelong The WFME Recognition Programme is the only program accepted by ECFMG at this time for the recognition of medical school accrediting agencies. The World Federation for Medical Education, too, has a well-established history of involvement in Smedegade 10-16, SCS-HRP World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe Scherfigsvej 8, Dr. Galina Perfilieva, SCS-HRP Organ fuer Akkreditierung und Qualitaetssicherung education to changing conditions in the health care delivery system and to prepare doctors for the Board of Trustees. IRAN. Search the ECFMG website Type your search term Submit your search. The legal framework must secure the, autonomy of the accreditation system and ensure the independence of its quality assessment. The framework must lay down the size and composition of, the accreditation committee or council and must allow the committee or council to decide on, the by-laws specifying the procedure for accreditation, including the appointment of r, or site-visit teams. The WHO/WFME Guidelines recommend establishing accreditation that is effective, independent, transparent, and based on criteria specific to medical education. Accreditation must be valid for a fixed period of time. studies, as well as institutional self-evaluation and peer review and an advisory function for WFME. WFME offers the Recognition Programme to support quality improvement and the maintenance of quality of medical education, world-wide. This is a list of medical schools located in Egypt. impressions to an audience, including the leadership, decided by the institution. The Committee is authorized to evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to foreign medical schools, and to determine the comparability of those … Private Bag X1, Pinelands 7430, Cape Town, South Africa stated but with conditions, to be reviewed after a shorter period to check fulfilment of, only partly fulfilled or in cases where more criteria or standards are not fulfilled. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Medical Educ, (WFME) share a commitment to improving the quality of medical education for better health, care. WFME Recognition Programme. Based on the results of this task force the strategic, partnership has formulated this set of guidelines for accreditation of basic medical education. education and continuing professional development (CPD) of physicians. 5–12 years) must be decided in general. governmental authorities in charge of medical education or of the health care system. Schweiz Come 2024, the ECMFG will only certify students enrolled in and graduates of WFME recognized medical schools. It must be performed through internationally recognised and transparent standards and should foremost promote quality development. Consequently, in 2004, WHO and WFME agreed to form a strategic partnership to, pursue a long-term workplan designed to have decisive impact on medical education. Decisions on accreditation must be based solely on the fulfilment or lack of fulfil, criteria or standards. They have developed accreditation guidelines, which recommend establishing accreditation that is effective, independent, transparent and based on criteria specific to medical education. It is suggested that about one third of the members of the accreditation committee or, council should be drawn from the academic staff, the management and full-time senior staff, of the medical schools and could be nominated by the medical schools; about one third of. Schools, Medical - organization and administration 3.Accreditation - methods 4.Accreditation - utilization 5.Education, Medical - standards improvement in the quality of education and qualifications – are integral to the Organization’s medical education and continuing professional development (CPD) of physicians. A further 24 schools had been brought the Reorientation of Medical Education of 1984, cornerstones of which were the Edinburgh A database containing information about the accreditation status of medical schools would greatly foster quality assurance and quality improvement of medical education because every institution would strive for inclusion. WFME was founded on the 30 September 1972 in Copenhagen.The founding organisations included the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Medical Association (WMA).. learning. international standards for the education and qualifications of the health workforce – and fostering For example, the school may have no jurisdiction over student ad, such cases, the external evaluators must be provided with adequate explanations in order to. The WFME Global Standards Programme in Medical Education for Better Health WFME does not accredit individual medical schools, however through the Recognition Programme, WFME evaluates the legal standing, accreditation process, post-accreditation monitoring, and decision-making processes of an accreditation agency for programmes or schools of basic medical education. report could be organized by an existing committee or an appointed working group. The guidelines for accreditation of basic medical education apply to all basic medical, education, regardless of the type of institution or provider (public, private not-for-profit and, private, for-profit institutions) and regardless of the form of delivery of the programme. or site-visit team must be appointed by the accreditation committee or council. Benefits of accreditation according to t. WHO and WFME do not accredit medical schools. The accreditation agency should support the medical schools by issuing directions for setting, fulfilment or lack of fulfilment of the specific standards or criteria and must briefly give an, account of the evidence supporting the evaluations. The criteri, to be used as the basis for the accrediting process – for the self-evaluation, external, evaluation, recommendations and final decision on accreditation – must be the WFME globa, standards for quality improvement in basic medical education, with the necessary. In addition, new medical schools of dubious quality are proliferating. The World Health Organization's commitment to medical education is of long standing. It shows the status of the Region’s countries regarding the regional initiative on accreditation of medical. In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Medical Education experiences, a revision of the document might be necessary. ... Egypt . Members of the WHO-WFME JOINT Task Force on Accreditation, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Professor Arjuna P. R. Aluwihare, Acting President, South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME), University of Peradenyia, Medical Faculty, The Liaison Committee on Medical Education. 6th of October City. Accreditation of medical education institutions : report of a technical meeting, Schaeffergården, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-6 October 2004. professions education and health needs of the society. accreditation systems with the purpose of ensuring medical education of high quality. strengths and weaknesses and to identify areas for quality improvement of its programme. DMC undergoes a continuous accreditation & reaccreditation process covering all areas of World Federation for Medical Education WFME standards and is scrutinized and evaluated by teams of visiting professors from reputed medical schools in USA. The accreditation agencies should be willing to submit the, WHO–WFME assistance in setting up and developing accreditation systems based on the, guidelines will primarily be targeted at the countries or regions in need of a well-functioning, accreditation system. It is the hope that the guidelines will have significant impact on quality, improvement of medical education. 11. China, Professor Leif Christensen, Senior Advisor, World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Professor Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU), Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney, Associate Dean and Head, Northern Clinical School, Open University Centre for Education in Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities, Health Professions Council of South Africa, Evidence and Information for Policy/HRH/ Human Resources for Health, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Evaluation & Accreditation, Division of Secretariat, Secretariat of Iranian Council for Graduate Medical Education (ICGME), Professor J.P. deV van Niekerk, President, Association of Medical Schools in Africa (AMSA), Private Bag X1, Pinelands 7430, Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Jørgen Nystrup, Senior Advisor, Past President, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), International Federation of Medical Students´ Associations (IFMSA), Panamerican Federation of Association of Medical Schools (PAFAMS), FEPAFEM, Apartado Postal 60411, Caracas, 1080-A, Venezuela, Chairman of International Relations Committee, Organ fuer Akkreditierung und Qualitaetssicherung, President Association of Medical Schools in Africa (AMSA) Private Bag X1, Pinelands 7430, Cape Town, South Africa jpvann@samedical.org Dr. Ezekiel Nukuro World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific United Nations Avenue, Professor J.P. deV van Niekerk, President jpvann@samedical.org For example, “This medical school was accredited in [Year] by an agency recognized by WFME.” Phase 4 – 2024: Eligibility for ECFMG Certification is tied to accreditation status of medical school • Individuals will be eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification if their medical school is accredited by an agency. The World Federation for Medical Education declared the accreditation of the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education(NAQAAE). Implementation of the Producing the self-evaluation. information to the self-evaluation report before the site visit. The legal framework must authorize the accrediting body to set standards, conduct periodic, evaluations and confer, deny and withdraw accreditation of medical schools and their, programme in medical education. Organize training activities for JUFOM-ATF members and other faculty and management support staff members to meet WFME Global and Jordan National Accreditation Standards of Medical Education to deadline stated in JUFOM action plan stated above (4). Medical doctors constitute a profession which embraces trust from and accountability to society. In the ongoing pilot study of global standards in institutional self-evaluation, 11 schools in eight The Guidelines for Accreditation of Basic Medical Education were developed by an international task force in 2004, and published jointly by WHO and WFME in 2005. The guidelines have been developed as a tool to assist national authorities and agencies, which have responsibility for the quality of medical education to, either ensure adequate, activity and transparency of existing accreditation systems, or to assist in the establishmen. Like other, international organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cult, Organization (UNESCO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Dev, (OECD), WHO and WFME acknowledge that countries attach great importance to national, sovereignty over education and that policy-making and regulation in education, higher, education and medical education are largely the responsibility of national and regional, governments. I represented WHO-EMRO in the meeting and contributed to the preparation of the guidelines. accreditation systems in other countries. Assess plans and actions already initiated at JUFOM towards meeting accreditation national and global standards in accordance with Jordanian Higher Education Accreditation Commission (JHEAC) project. United Nations Avenue, P.O. If possible, at least one member should have, knowledge of the country or region and its language. The MBBS degree awarded by Gulf Medical University is recognized by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE. The aim of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) is to enhance the quality of medical education worldwide. This responsibility extends to all medical educational institutions. WFME works with doctors, educators and universities worldwide through its six member regional associations of medical education, which form the WFME Executive Council.. WFME was established in 1972 by the World Medical Association (WMA) and the World Health Organization, … This document is joint official document published by World Health Organization and world Federation for Medical Education, Geneva/Copenhagen 2005. new systems in countries and regions which so far have not used accreditation. The accreditation body or agency must have an accreditation board, committee or council, and an administrative staff or unit. An important prerequisite for this development was the WFME Global Standards program, initiated in 1997 and widely endorsed. The. A review or site-visit team should have 3–5 members, most members with a background in, medicine or medical education. International information about accreditation will be provided. study guide, reading lists and statistical material on pass/failure, at exams); individual interviews (with dean, department heads, etc.) Acapulco. In summary, the accreditation process has the following goals (Maccarrick, Kelly et al. Association of Medical Schools in Africa (AMSA) All rights reserved. ); and by direct observation (at visits to facilities, departments and, The site-visit should end with feedback from the review or site-visit team to the medical, school. In 2004 and 2005, WFME worked jointly with the World Health Organization to develop guidelines for accreditation of medical education, and a programme to promote accreditation of medical education. recognized by WFME. They are framed to specify attainment at two levels: basic standards or minimum requirements and standards for quality development. Preferably, at least one, The standards or criteria must be predetermined, agreed upon and made public. WHO's strategic partnership with the World Federation for Medical Education is based on a network of engaged partners with a long-term sharing of values and standards as the link between health The system must be, pursuant to either a governmental law or decree; the statutory instrument will most probably, be rules and regulations approved by government. The present guidelines are a consensus product resulting from deliberations of the task force, which included broad international expertise. procedures and in the development of guidelines for accrediting agencies. The decisions on accreditation of medical programmes must be made public. and group interviews (, meetings with the committee or group responsible for the self-evaluation, curriculum, committee, students, etc. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The process of accreditation must include the following stages: recommendations regarding the decision on accreditation; The medical school should be informed about the proposed members of the review or site-, visit team and should be given the opportunity to draw attention to potential conflicts of, The accrediting process should also allow the administrative unit of the accreditation agency, and the appointed review or site-visit team to request clarification of and supplementary. Social accountability of medical education means a willingness and ability to adjust to the needs of patients and health care systems both nationally and globally. from the Organization’s Constitution, adopted in 1948 when WHO came into being. The WFME already in its 1998 position paper 8 emphasized the value of such a register of accredited medical schools. An article about the World Directory of Medical Schools, coauthored by FAIMER Research Assistant Sarah Williams Leng and Barbora Hrabalová of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), was recently published on the European Consortium for Accreditation’s (ECA) online QAzette.To access the article, click here.. providing technical support to University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine to meet accreditation requirements: CH-3008 Bern Box 2932 Publication of, the reports providing the basis for the decisions, or a summary of the reports, should, 9. Regional Office for Europe The system of accreditation, will be noted in the new World Wide Web-based WHO “Health Academic Institution, Database” – in the general introduction to the country in question – and the accreditation. Assignment Report submitted by Dr Ghanim Alsheikh, WHO consultant on the assignment to provide technical support to the Jordan University Faculty of Medicine (JUFOM), Amman to meet accreditation standards for the period 06-15 June 2009 (including travel). WFME’s recognition criteria, based on guidelines developed by the World Health Organization and WFME, provide flexibility for the development of accreditation standards that fit the context of a country’s medical … The standards are used worldwide and have been adopted to local needs in most parts of the world. 1.Schools, Medical - standards. MEXICO. before the report and recommendations are submitted to the accreditation committee. The purpose of accreditation and quality improvement in medical education is to adjust medical To view the medical schools that are currently accredited by the agencies listed below, please visit website of the particular agency. members should be drawn from the medical profession, including physicians in hospitals, community clinics and general practice, and could be nominated by professional associations, about one third of the members should be drawn from other main stakeholders, including. programme that cannot be remedied within a few years. The WHO–WFME guidelines are global, but flexible. Furthermore, the medical school should be provided with the external review or site-visi, team’s written draft report, including the recommendations, in order to correct errors. Based on the results of this task force the strategic partnership has formulated this set of guidelines for accreditation of basic medical education institutions and programmes. Accreditation of medical education institutions Report of a technical meeting. Furthermore, the legal framework should include rules regarding. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter The World Directory of Medical Schools (World … mandate. differences between countries and regions regarding governance of medical education, socioeconomic conditions and resources, health care delivery systems, etc. MENU. from government, the medical schools and the profession. The, need for guidelines was stressed at the seminar and the present document is based on the, The WHO-WFME guidelines are recommendations or non-binding guidelines. regarding the structure and content of the self-evaluation report. regulatory bodies, students, related health professions, the public, etc. You can search your college here World Directory of Medical Schools Search Hope this helps.. MENU. List of medical schools in Egypt. 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