The National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has been granted the coveted World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Status for a record period of ten years. This honour demonstrates NMC’s persistent dedication to the highest standards of medical education and accreditation.
As part of this acknowledgment, all 706 existing medical colleges in India will be WFME recognised, and any future medical colleges established in the next ten years would be WFME accredited automatically. The recognition would help to improve India’s medical education quality and standards by aligning them with global best practices and benchmarks.
It will also allow Indian medical graduates to pursue postgraduate training and practice in countries where WFME recognition is required, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It will improve Indian medical schools’ and professionals’ international recognition and reputation, facilitate academic collaborations and exchanges, promote continuous improvement and innovation in medical education, and foster a culture of quality assurance among medical educators and institutions.
As a result of NMC’s WFME accreditation, all Indian students are eligible to apply for the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Education and the United States Medical Licencing Examination.
Dr. Yogender Malik, Member of the Ethics and Medical Registration Board and Head Media Division at NMC on this landmark achievement said, “WFME’s recognition underscores that the quality of medical education in India adheres to global standards. 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 recognized standards.”
WFME is a global organisation dedicated to improving the quality of medical education. According to a press release from the Union Health Ministry, the WFME certification process plays a crucial role in ensuring that medical colleges meet and maintain the “highest standards of education and training.”
Meanwhile, the NMC is India’s principal regulating authority for medical education and practise, and it is responsible for providing high-quality medical education and training throughout the country.