AKFA University and the State Inspectorate for Supervision of the Quality of Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan started negotiations with representatives of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) on the accreditation of educational programs of medical universities in Uzbekistan.
Since the beginning of its activity, AKFA University has set the goal of obtaining international accreditation for the recognition of its study programs and diplomas in foreign countries. But, unfortunately, so far in our country there is no organization for the accreditation of educational programs in accordance with the requirements of the WFME.
The administration of AKFA University initiated negotiations between the WFME and the State Inspectorate for Supervision of the Quality of Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The subject of negotiations was the issue of granting the status of a recognized agency for the accreditation of medical curricula by the State Inspectorate for Supervision of the Quality of Education.
During online negotiations, representatives of the AKFA University, WFME and the State Inspectorate discussed obtaining the status of a recognized agency for the accreditation of medical educational programs and the process of obtaining this status.
The head of the legal department of AKFA University, Iroda Sidikova, noted that obtaining the status of a recognized WFMO agency will allow the State Inspectorate to conduct international accreditation of medical programs of universities not only in Uzbekistan, but also in other countries. Obtaining international accreditation from universities opens up great opportunities for university graduates. For example, graduates will be able to take the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) exams. This is one of the most serious stages in obtaining a license to work in the United States.
The World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) is an international organization, mission of which is to improve the quality of medical education around the world through the introduction of high scientific and ethical standards, which includes 6 Regional Associations for Medical Education. International activities to improve the quality of medical education began with the International Program for the Modernization of Medical Education since 1984.