The Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME) was constituted to strengthen and advance medical education, and to contribute to public health, health care, welfare, and global health, by assuring the quality of medical education in Japan from an international standpoint. To accomplish this mission, the organization is designed to carry out a dispassionate and proper evaluation of medical education programs in Japan, on the basis of the schools’ founding principles and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Global Standards for Quality Improvement of Medical Education.
4 April 2017 JACME has achieved recognition by the WFME
The Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME) was recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) on 18 March 2017. This is because WFME deems that JACME’s accreditation process, post-accreditation monitoring and decision-making when accrediting medical schools and faculties is to an appropriate and rigorous standard. JACME is the seventh accrediting agency to be recognized by WFME. WFME recognition has been effective for ten years from 18 March 2017.