FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) are pleased to announce that the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) has been named an Honorary Sponsor of the World Directory of Medical Schools, a database managed jointly by WFME and FAIMER.
The World Directory is used by medical regulatory authorities to verify the existence of medical schools and the qualifications of their graduates. It is also a source of information for both current and prospective medical students, which is why the student point of view is of great importance to WFME and FAIMER. With its wide network of members, IFMSA has been instrumental in the efforts to keep the database up to date, and its involvement is expected to be even more significant in the future.
Currently, there is a rotation of full-time IFMSA interns in the WFME office in Ferney-Voltaire, whose task is to seek new information and contacts that could be helpful in ensuring that the World Directory holds the most current and reliable data possible. IFMSA also takes part in the World Directory Senior Advisory Committee meetings and therefore has a direct impact on how the World Directory functions and what strategies are put in place to maintain it as a useful tool for all stakeholders.