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Getting Underway

  • Geraldine MacCarrick
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Abstract

Most medical education institutions across the globe come under regular review and accreditation by national and/or regional bodies. Well-known examples include the Australian Medical Council (AMC) in Australia, the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK, and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the USA. Preparing a medical institution for institutional review or accreditation can be challenging, requiring an understanding of the international standards being used, adequate resources, preparation, and planning. This book provides a practical guide for medical educators preparing their medical education program for independent review. Use of internationally accepted standards and how these standards “drive” the quality improvement agenda in medical education are described.

Keywords

Medical Education General Medical Council External Review Medical Education Program Quality Assurance Process 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine and DentistryJames Cook University Cairns Clinical SchoolCairnsAustralia

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