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Monday April 15, 2024

PM&DC, ACCME discuss medical education standards

By Our Correspondent
March 01, 2024
President of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Prof Dr Rizwan Taj (R) possess with CEO of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Dr Graham McMahon on February 29, 2024. — Facebook/Pakistan Medical & Dental Council
President of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Prof Dr Rizwan Taj (R) possess with CEO of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Dr Graham McMahon on February 29, 2024. — Facebook/Pakistan Medical & Dental Council

Islamabad: In a meeting held on Thursday, the President of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Prof Dr Rizwan Taj, sat down with the President and CEO of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Dr Graham McMahon, to discuss the international systems and standards for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in medical education within Pakistan.

President PM&DC, expressed Pakistan’s dedication to aligning its professional development practices with global benchmarks and standards, and to initiate a collaborative program with ACCME. This strategic move aims to enhance the skills, knowledge, and competencies of medical professionals within the country, ensuring they remain competitive and competent internationally while creating opportunities for Pakistani educational organizations to attain global recognition and visibility.

Dr Graham McMahon shared his experience and the role ACCME can play in facilitating Pakistan and supporting the PMDC team as they develop expertise in accreditation of CPD providers. PMDC will work closely with ACCME to develop a roadmap in the coming months.