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Berlin, 7 June 2017

AMSE Follow-up Workshop “Quality assurance initiative of AMSE”, 9 September 2017 in Berlin

Discussions will focus on the following key aspects:

  • Necessary steps to establish a common quality assurance in the field of medicine
  • Possible objectives of interested stakeholders like medical schools, accreditation agencies and AMSE

The meeting will provide a platform for stakeholders to present their ideas and concerns.

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Berlin, 26 May 2017

AMSE at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting, 8 – 9 May 2017, Montreal / Canada

Summary

The Université de Montréal and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) hosted the 1st World Health Summit Regional Meeting on 8/9 May 2017. This meeting was one of two yearly conferences of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies. Based on the theme of “Health and Healthcare Delivery in Pluralistic Societies”, it focused on the question of human diversity in the practice, education, research and public policy pertaining to health. The meeting, offering a variety of workshops, discussions and symposia, brought together leading researchers, physicians, government officials and representatives from industry, non-governmental organisations and healthcare systems worldwide.

At the symposium “Advances in Accreditation of Medical Schools” four speakers presented their data:

  • John Norcini (FAIMER, USA) about “Global View of Accreditation”,
  • Peter Dieter (AMSE, Germany) about “European perspectives of accreditation of MD education”,
  • Danielle Blouin (AFMC, Canada) about “Accreditation of Undergraduate Medical Programs: The Canadian Experience”,
  • Chi-Wan Lai (KFSYSCC, Taiwan) about “Accreditation of Medical Schools in Taiwan Past, Present and Future”.

In his presentation to the international audience, Peter Dieter gave a general overview of AMSE and WHO Europe with respect to the diversity of medical education programs, quality standards and accreditation procedures in the individual countries. He focused on the quality assurance initiative of AMSE and the necessity of a common European-wide standard of medical education programmes and medical schools and an obligatory European-wide quality assurance procedure. Finally, he pointed out that the quality assurance initiative of AMSE was very similar to the ECFMG/USA initiative stating that physicians applying for ECFMG Certification will be required to graduate from a medical school that has been appropriately accredited.

In the final discussion, participants supported the necessity for an international accreditation which is accepted and compulsory. It guarantees a high-quality education for medical doctors and a safe patient care worldwide.

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Berlin, 7. April 2017

AMSE at the Spring Assembly of the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) 1 – 6 April 2017, Ljubljana / Slovenia

Summary

EMSA organises two assemblies every year – one in the spring and one in autumn. In 2017 spring assembly took place at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, Slovenia between 1 and 6 April.

During the spring assembly a variety of plenary lectures, trainings and workshops attracted students from Europe and other countries. Several topics have been covered, including the quality assurance of medical education.

Prof Dušan Šuput, General Secretary of AMSE, gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony, hosted by the Medical Chamber of Slovenia. On 2 April, he presented AMSE and its activities at the assembly. There was a general agreement that the accreditation of Medical Schools in Europe is necessary, and discussion with the EMSA officials showed a mutual interest in collaboration of AMSE and EMSA on this matter.

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