Libyan Medical Education Program and WFME Accreditation Process: A Brief Report


  • Ahmed Atia Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Technology, The University of Tripoli, Libya
  • Salem Elfard National Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Tripoli, Libya


Libya, Education, Accreditation, WFME


The emphasis on national accreditation follows the announcement by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that, beginning in 2024, it will only recognize medical schools or programs accredited by an agency recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Programme or an equivalent standard. As consequence, A six-member committee has been set up under the chairmanship of a quality assurance expert from the National Center for Quality As-surance and Accreditation of Educational and Training Institutions (NCQAAETIs) to prepare the na-tional standards manual based on WFME criteria. As result, in 2021, the NCQAAETIs committee had translated and implemented the accreditation standards applicable to the WFME to facilitate the recognition process. This manual is in line with the world health organization’s requirement that all countries are to have established accreditation mechanisms for health training institutions by 2020. In this report, we briefly describe the current situation for the national medical education accreditation in the ear of WFME.




How to Cite

Atia, A., & Salem Elfard. (2022). Libyan Medical Education Program and WFME Accreditation Process: A Brief Report. Libyan Medical Journal, 14(1), 34–37. Retrieved from