ACGME Global Services works with a wide variety of clients to assist in developing or enhancing post-graduate medical education (PGME) in their regions or countries. Below are examples of such projects.
Working under a contract with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHFS), ACGME Global Services undertook a project to enhance PGME in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project had two parts, with the first involving evaluations and recommendations related to the Kingdom’s national PGME activities, and the second involving evaluations and recommendations related to proposed new and existing training centers hosting programs that did not meet SCFHS accreditation requirements. Thirty-four training centers received in-person site visits and several others were visited virtually. Assessments, gap analyses, and roadmaps for improvement were issued for the national program and for each training center visited.
The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has requested assistance from ACGME Global Services in developing and implementing Singapore’s New Accreditation Model. The 98 PGME programs in Singapore are currently accredited solely by ACGME International (ACGME-I), jointly by ACGME-I and the MOH, or solely by the MOH. Once implemented, the New Accreditation Model will accredit all PGME programs in Singapore. ACGME Global Services is collaborating with the MOH to develop the New Accreditation Model and will then assist in the transition of all programs to it.
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
ACGME Global Services has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Health Specialties (NIHS) of the UAE to improve the medical competencies framework and develop the quality of medical education in the UAE through a uniform PGME and specialty education and training system in accordance with internationally recognized standards.
The Ministry of Health of Vietnam has identified a need to improve its physical medicine and rehabilitation education and training program for clinical professionals to align with international standards. It plans to develop a new three‑year PGME program that will prepare physicians who have completed six years of study at a medical university to achieve a physical medicine and rehabilitation Degree Certificate. Once developed, this program has the potential to be implemented by other institutions throughout Vietnam.
The ACGME will assist in the design of a PGME program for physical medicine and rehabilitation in Vietnam aligned with international best practices through a three-phase project: the first will be a series of assessments and gap analyses of current physical medicine and rehabilitation education and training in Vietnam; the second will be the design of a new PGME education and training program; and the third will be to assist in a pilot project for the new program at Hanoi Medical University.