Regional guidelines and instruments for institutional quality assurance in medical eduation
AbstractQuality Assurance in medical education is defined as a mechanism to maintain and improve the quality and standards of teaching and learning to guarantee that the set standards are met by the institutions. A teaching and learning exercise through a quality educational process contributes to better learning and thereby improved competencies among medical graduates. Institutes with a quality assurance mechanism are always in a better position to defend their graduates and training programmes. In order to meet the present challenges of acquiring the standards of quality in undergraduate medical education, an expert group meeting of senior experts in this field was organized by HRH, WHO/SEARO. The experts reviewed the existing curriculum implementation process in countries of the Region and developed regional guidelines and instruments for ensuring quality in medical education. It is expected that the guidelines, if followed, will help standardize the teaching in medical schools while ensuring the quality of teaching learning process in regional institutions.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Regional guidelines and instruments for institutional quality assurance in medical eduation. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205766