General Medical Council
Duration and levels of accreditation
The process involves the analysis of all aspects of education provided by medical schools including curriculum content, structure and delivery, assessment, facilities and resources, and student support. Specialist Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education (QABME) teams of trained visitors verify information received through a series of focused visits to the medical schools and surrounding sites where training is delivered.
Outcome/consequences of accreditation
Description of accreditation organization
The General Medical Council (GMC) sets and monitors standards in medical education. To ensure that UK Medical Schools maintain these standards, GMC runs a quality assurance program, which involves regular monitoring and visits to schools and their partner institutions. This program is called Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education (QABME).