Quality and regulation of medical education
Other TitlesFifth technical meeting of the Medical Councils Network of WHO SEAR Bangkok, Thailand,12-13 Aug 2013
AbstractThe Medical Councils Network of the WHO South-East Asia Region (MCN-WHOSEAR) was established with support from the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in February 2007 to provide a forum for sharing of information, expertise and resources among member medical councils. The MCN-WHOSEAR aims to strengthen the regulation of medical education and practice, and to improve the standards of professionalism in countries of the South-East Asia Region in order to safeguard the public interest. Since its establishment, the Network has undertaken several initiatives for improving the quality of medical education and practice in the Region. With the emerging health challenges of the Twenty-first Century, there are some concerns on competencies of medical graduates to effectively address the health challenges as well the quality of medical education to equip the medical graduates with the required competencies. The MCN-WHOSEAR therefore organized the Fifth Technical Meeting of the MCN-WHOSEAR on quality and regulation of medical education during 12-13 August 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Eighty-one participants, including medical council representatives and other key stakeholders of medical education and practice, from all 11 countries of the South-East Asia Region attended the meeting. This publication contains an account of the deliberations and the recommendations made during the meeting.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Quality and regulation of medical education. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205708