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Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education*

Duration and levels of accreditation

3-8 years

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Currently voluntary; mandatory as of 2020

Description of accreditation organization

Under the authority of the Ministry of Education and former Ministry of Health, the Working Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Education (WCAME) was set up in 2008, to conduct the accreditation of basic medical programs in China.

Major responsibilities of the WCAME include:

* 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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[Last update: June 11, 2020]