Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 2

International Accreditation of Medical School Towards Quality Assurance of Medical Education

Toshimasa Yoshioka, M.D., Ph.D.1) and Nobuo Nara, M.D., Ph.D.2)

1)Tokyo Women's Medical University 2)Tokyo Medical and Dental University

An internationalization of practical medicine evoked international migrations of medical professionals. Since basic medical education is different among countries, the internationalization required international quality assurance of medical education. Global trend moves toward establishment of international accreditation system based on international standards. The World Federation for Medical Education proposed Global Standards for Quality Improvement as the international standards. Medical schools in Japan have started to establish program evaluation system. The standards which incorporated international standards have been published. The system for accreditation is being considered. An accreditation body, Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education, is under construction. The accreditation is expected to enhance quality of education in Japan.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 53: 1136|1138, 2013)
key words: Medical Schools, Accreditation, Global Standards, Quality Assurance, Program Evaluation

(Received: 30-May-13)