New Delhi: Indian medical graduates will now have the opportunity to practice in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, bringing them relief and positive news. The National Medical Commission, the apex medical education regulatory body has achieved the prestigious World Federation for Medical Education recognition status for a duration of 10 years, PTI quoted officials as saying. This recognition means that all 706 existing medical colleges will now hold WFME accreditation and any new colleges established within the next 10 years will automatically attain WFME accreditation. The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) is an international organisation committed to improving the quality of medical education on a global scale.
The prestigious recognition is a testament to NMC’s unwavering commitment to the highest standards in medical education and accreditation, Dr Yogender Malik, a member of the Ethics and Medical Registration Board at NMC said.
“The WFME’s recognition underscores that the quality of medical education in India adheres to the gold standards,” he said.
“This accolade empowers our students with the opportunity to pursue their careers anywhere in the world, while also making India an attractive destination for international students due to our globally recognised standards,” he added.
As part of this recognition, the National Medical Commission (NMC) will receive an official award letter and a recognition certificate acknowledging their achievement.
In addition to these benefits, the National Medical Commission (NMC) will have the privilege of elevating the quality and standards of medical education in India by aligning them with global best practices and benchmarks. This recognition is expected to significantly boost the international recognition and reputation of Indian medical schools and healthcare professionals.
It will also facilitate academic collaborations and exchanges with institutions worldwide, fostering continuous improvement and innovation in medical education. Moreover, it will cultivate a culture of quality assurance among medical educators and institutions.
The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) serves as a global organization committed to enhancing the quality of medical education on a global scale. The WFME’s overarching mission is to strive for better healthcare for all humanity, primarily by enhancing the quality of medical education worldwide and promoting the highest scientific and ethical standards in medical education, as outlined in the Health Ministry’s press release.
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