(World Federation for Medical Education/WFME) WFME came into existence in September 1972 at a meeting in Copenhagen, when its Constitution was signed by representatives of the Regional Associations for Medical Education, by the representative of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, by the President of the World Medical Association, and other witnesses.

The Constitution was drawn up by a WFME Planning Group which met in Mainz in April 1972 with the support of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The concept of WFME originated much earlier, at a meeting of medical educators in New Delhi in 1966.

The Constitution was revised in 1988, in 1994, and further amended in April 2014.

A History of the First Forty Years is available through the link below.

Links to international networks on medical education and accreditation:

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