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World Directory of Medical Schools

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In 2014, FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) launched the World Directory of Medical Schools. This new resource is the result of a March 2012 agreement to merge the organizations’ respective directories—FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and WFME’s Avicenna Directory—to produce a single comprehensive resource on undergraduate medical education worldwide.

Through this merger, FAIMER and WFME have combined their existing data sets and streamlined their data collection efforts. The World Directory offers enhanced information such as enrollment and curriculum data for schools that offer multiple medical programs or tracks. In the future, additional features, such as information about program recognition or accreditation, will be added to meet the needs of medical regulatory authorities, certifying bodies, and researchers. The availability of current, high-quality information on undergraduate medical education in the form of a centralized resource will advance research on the quality of medical education and efforts to improve medical education, with the ultimate goal of improving public health.

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[last update: June 1, 2016]