Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

DORA | Netherlands

The Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)*


Duration and levels of accreditation

6 years (Netherlands programs); 8 years (Flemish programs)

Accreditation standards

  • Aims and objectives
  • Curriculum
  • Staff
  • Services
  • Internal quality assurance processes
  • Conditions for continuity

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation


Only accredited programs can award recognized degrees (diplomas) and receive public funding. Only students enrolled in accredited programs can receive student support (e.g. grants).

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

* This accrediting agency is currently recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Programme for Recognition of Accreditation Agencies. This recognition by WFME does not imply that all medical schools operating in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Please refer to the accrediting agency directly for information regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.

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