Motivated to bring out a meaningful change and clear direction to improve the quality of medical education with the MHAM way, four faculty doctors joined this year’s World Federation for Medical Education World Conference held at Hotel Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, South Korea last April 7 to 10, 2019.
Working hand in hand with a heart to create well-balance teaching and mentoring programs, the MHAM college dean, Dr. Ma. Socorro G. Manaloto; quality assurance director, Dr. Chamberlain I. Agtuca Jr.; department of obstetrics & gynecology chairperson, Dr. Marilou N. Viray; and physical diagnosis head, Dr. Edwin C. Miñoza were among the medical professionals all over the world who made the annual conference equally momentous and quite meaningful. Skills, time, and professionalism aside, Dr. Viray and Dr. Miñoza used their own resources during the 3-day event.
Co-hosted by Korea University College of Medicine and Korean Council on Medical Education, this year’s conference theme was centered on “Quality Assurance in Medical Education in the 21st Century”.
Graced by eight hundred plus (800+) participants from nearly sixty (60) countries all over the world, the world conference was set to engage particular topics on purposes and model of quality and regulation in medical education, recognition of accreditation: the WFME programme, standards for basic medical education, standards and accreditation in postgraduate medical education, and the quality assurance of continuing professional development.
Free paper sessions and posters were also highlighted during the gathering among medical practitioners in the world while discussions were presented by acclaimed keynote speakers, accreditation experts, advisors and assessors from the WFME Recognition of Accreditation Program. The 2020 WFME Conference is expected to be held in Nigeria.
Filled with relevant and educational benefits which WFME conference brings to attendees, the MHAM faculty doctors also savored some popular Korean cuisines that have evolved over time in South Korea’s constantly bustling capital city.
Aimed to improve the quality of medical education in all parts of the world, the World Federation for Medical Education World Conference is a venue for medical institutions worldwide to share their works and developing standards based on the needs of the 21st century. (Ana Liza Abao)