TMAC Comparable to the U.S.

On December 4, 2017, Ministry of Education Taiwan receives an official letter from the Ministry of Education U.S. declaring the accreditation standards and procedures for medical degree programs of the Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) has been reviewed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), and was re-determined as comparable to that of the United States. This is the third time TMAC achieved the comparability decision of NCFMEA.

NCFMEA is funded by the Ministry of Education of United States in 1992, and is authorized to evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to foreign medical schools, and to determine the comparability of those standards to standards applied to medical schools in the United States. A determination of comparability of accreditation standards by the NCFMEA is an eligibility requirement for foreign medical schools to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program.

The way forward for TMAC is to apply for the Recognition of the World Federation for Medical Education, to examine the effectiveness and quality of medical education and accreditation in Taiwan, and leads Taiwan medical education to a new milestone.

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