Resource Spotlight: Accreditation in a Sub Saharan Medical School: A Case Study at Makerere University
Of more than the 2,323 recognized and operating medical schools in 177 countries not all are subjected to external evaluation and accreditation procedures. Quality assurance in medical education is part of a medical school's ethical responsibility and social accountability. Pushing this agenda in the midst of resource limitations, numerous competing interests and an already overwhelmed workforce is a challenge, but it is a critical element of the medical profession's social contract. This analysis paper highlights the process of standard defining for medical education in a typically low resourced sub Saharan medical school environment using Makarere University as a case study. The paper describes the process and rationale of standards definition and demonstrates a translation of these standards into practice in a resource-limited context. [adapted from author]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Assessing Fitness to Practice of Overseas-Trained Health Practitioners by Australian Registration and Accreditation Bodies
- Guidelines and Standards for Accreditation of Continuing Professional Development for Health Workers
- Regional Consultation on the Accreditation of Health Professions Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
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