Guidelines for accreditation of medical schools in countries of the South-East Asia Region
AbstractTo safeguard the quality of healthcare there is a felt need that it is necessary to produce quality health workforce who are competent and well motivated too. The institutions producing health workforce plays the vital role in ensuring proper training to them. The quality of the institute with quality faculty, quality program and good teaching-learning environment are prerequisites towards ensuring developing quality health work force. The accreditation of institutes by professional councils / bodies with standard criteria helps identify quality institutes like medical schools. A regional guideline for accreditation was overdue for the medical schools of this region. The present guidelines will guide and assist the countries and their professional bodies to set their own criteria of accreditation.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Guidelines for accreditation of medical schools in countries of the South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205152