Recognition of the WFME
The World Federation for Medical Education is a global association created in 1972 that develops standards for medical education and promotes the accreditation of medical schools around the world. Its goal is to improve the quality of medical education worldwide, and is the organisation that officially and globally represents medical teachers and medical teaching institutions before the World Health Organization (WHO).
AQU Catalunya has been the first Spanish agency and the fifth European agency to obtain the recognition of the World Federation for Medical Education and, therefore, from now on all the Faculties of Medicine accredited under AQU Catalunya’s standards will enjoy this worldwide recognition.
This accreditation also has implications for people who graduate from accredited medical schools. For instance, from 2024 onwards graduates wishing to practice medicine in the United States must have graduated from a centre accredited in compliance with these standards.
The first Faculties of Medicine in Spain accredited according to the World Federation for Medical Education standards are: