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FAIMER strives to be the single best source of data on international medical schools and their graduates. To this end, we have developed the following resources:

Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA)
International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME)
Master’s Programs and Ph.D. Programs in Health Professions Education
Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) Project
World Directory of Medical Schools

Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA)

As part of our goal to build information resources on medical education worldwide, FAIMER is developing a directory of international organizations that recognize, authorize, or certify medical schools and/or medical education programs. These organizations are often responsible for the establishment of national standards for medical education and the recognition of medical schools in their countries.

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International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME)

IOME Fact Sheet
IOME Fact Sheet
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The directory of International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME) provides information about international programs for medical students, residents, and faculty.

The IOME directory represents the collaborative efforts of FAIMER and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

IOME is a work in progress, and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Our objective is to have a comprehensive resource that details the myriad programs and opportunities available.

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Master’s Programs and Ph.D. Programs in Health Professions Education

FAIMER has developed directories of both Master’s programs and Ph.D. programs in health professions education around the world. The directories provide detailed information about a variety of international programs in health professions education. In an effort to track the increasing number of programs available in this growing field, FAIMER will continue to add to these directories as new information is received.

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View the Ph.D. Programs list>>

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Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) Project

The Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) Project is a directory that describes postgraduate medical education in countries around the world. The goal of the PME Project is to provide information on postgraduate medical specialty education at the country level and to identify the range of medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties recognized and available within each country. Information is provided on the duration of studies, trainee selection processes, specialty curricula and licensing authorities, areas of specialization, and regulations regarding specialty education and licensure/certification. The PME Project is updated as new information becomes available.

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World Directory of Medical Schools

In 2014, FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) announced the launch of the World Directory of Medical Schools. This new resource is the result of a 2012 agreement to merge the organizations’ respective directories—FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and WFME’s Avicenna Directory—to produce a single comprehensive resource on undergraduate medical education worldwide.

Learn more about the World Directory of Medical Schools >>

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[last update: June 1, 2016]