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Undergraduate medical education, Quality assurance, World Federation for Medical Education


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Preparing a medical school for institutional review of all aspects of the school’s programs requires an understanding of the international standards being used and adequate preparation and planning (1, 2). This series examines each of the nine standards developed by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) (3) with practical advice on their use in both self-review and independent accreditation processes. WFME standard 2 (Educational Program) examines in detail the program offered by the medical school, the instructional methods used to deliver the program, how the program is managed and how the program is linked with subsequent stages of the medical education continuum. Evidence of a strong nexus between the research activities of the medical school and the school’s teaching mission is vital. Accrediting teams will examine carefully the school’s resource allocation model and seek evidence of effective consultation by the school’s central curriculum committee.


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MacCarrick G. A practical guide to using the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) standards. WFME 2: educational program. Irish Journal of Medical Science 2010;179(4):489-91

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