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FAIMER Contributes to Article Series on Global Health Workforce

FAIMER is proud to announce the publication of a thematic series of articles on the topic of “Health workforce: Accreditation of education and regulation of practice” in the journal Human Resources for Health. A total of 22 articles were published as part of the series, including several articles by current and former FAIMER staff members.… Continue reading FAIMER Contributes to Article Series on Global Health Workforce

BMC Medical Education Publishes Special Supplement Edition on Accreditation of Health Professions Education

In 2012, the International Health Professions Accreditation Outcomes Consortium (IHPAOC) was founded to advance our global understanding of health professions education (HPE) accreditation and create a community of practice across the education and training continuum. IHPAOC members from around the world held two summit meetings and conducted a collaborative process to identify priority topics and… Continue reading BMC Medical Education Publishes Special Supplement Edition on Accreditation of Health Professions Education

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Authors Two Papers on Accreditation Issues

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten recently authored two papers on accreditation issues. This research advances the FAIMER goals of maintaining accurate, publicly-available data resources that promote an understanding of the world’s health professions education systems and helping to inform Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) policy. The first paper, written in conjunction with… Continue reading FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Authors Two Papers on Accreditation Issues

Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA) Is Updated to Reflect WFME Recognition

FAIMER’s Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA) is an online resource that provides information on the organizations typically responsible for establishing national standards for medical education and accrediting medical schools in their countries. The directory currently lists accreditation authorities in more than 100 countries, and includes details on duration and levels of accreditation,… Continue reading Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA) Is Updated to Reflect WFME Recognition

WFME to Host Symposium on Accreditation on June 14, 2016 in Cancún, Mexico

The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) has announced that it will host a symposium titled “Accreditation and the Recognition of Accreditation: Where Are We Now?” in conjunction with the PAFAMS-AMFEM conference Educación Médica en las Américas (Medical Education in the Americas) that will take place June 14-18, 2016, in Cancún, Mexico. The symposium will… Continue reading WFME to Host Symposium on Accreditation on June 14, 2016 in Cancún, Mexico

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Interim Accreditation Review Process

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has developed a novel Interim Accreditation Review Process (IRP) that assists schools in maintaining compliance with Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)/Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) accreditation standards and creating a culture of continuous quality improvement. After three years’ experience in implementing the… Continue reading Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Interim Accreditation Review Process

New FAIMER Research Supports Value of Accreditation in Medical Education

Accreditation of medical schools is generally accepted as important, yet little has been published about its impact. FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten and FAIMER Director of Research and Data Resources Danette McKinley, along with colleagues Irene Durante Montiel (PHIL 2008) and Concepcion V. Pijano, explore the impact of accreditation in Mexico and the Philippines… Continue reading New FAIMER Research Supports Value of Accreditation in Medical Education

Marta van Zanten Earns Ph.D. and Examines the Value of Medical School Accreditation

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten graduated in May 2012 from the College of Health Professions and Social Work at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Public Health. The title of her dissertation was “The Association between Medical Education Accreditation and the Examination Performance of Internationally Educated Physicians Seeking… Continue reading Marta van Zanten Earns Ph.D. and Examines the Value of Medical School Accreditation

Egypt Finalizes National Accreditation Process

In May, the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) in Egypt granted its first institutional accreditation to The Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University. FAIMER Fellow Wagdy Talaat (PHIL 2007) is a faculty member and heads the Medical Education Department at Suez Canal University. Egypt’s national accreditation process focuses on two… Continue reading Egypt Finalizes National Accreditation Process

John Norcini Speaks at Accreditation Workshop in Taiwan

FAIMER President and CEO John J. Norcini, Ph.D., was an invited speaker, along with members of the Liason Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Secretariat, at a workshop on accreditation conducted at the International Conference on Medical Education and Accreditation, July 27–28, 2009, in Taiwan. The invitation was extended by Chi-Wan Lai, M.D., Executive Secretary, Medical… Continue reading John Norcini Speaks at Accreditation Workshop in Taiwan

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