WFME AND NMC (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Education)

News-CRUX-10     23rd September 2023        

Context: The National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has been recently awarded World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition status for a tenure of 10 Years.

World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)

  • About: It is a global organization concerned with the education and training of medical doctors.
  • Establishment: 1972.
  • Headquarters: Ferney-Voltaire, France.
  • Objective: To enhance the quality of medical education worldwide, with the promotion of the highest scientific and ethical standards in medical education.
  • Role: Ensuring that medical institutes meet and uphold the highest international standards of education and training.

National Medical Commission (NMC)

  • About: The NMC replaced the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI), which was established in 1934.
  • Establishment: National Medical Commission Act, 2019 which came into force in 2020.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Organisational structure: 33 members, including Chairman (medical professionals only), 10 ex-officio members and 22 part-time members.
  • Functions: NMC regulates medical education and medical professionals.

oThe Commission grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, monitors medical practice and assesses the medical infrastructure in India.