The National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE, Georgia) has been awarded the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Status for a period of ten years until November 2028. Beginning in 2023, eligibility for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and employment as a doctor in the United States will be restricted to graduates from medical schools/programmes accredited by an agency that is itself recognised by the WFME Recognition Programme or an equivalent standard.
The WFME recognition process is based on peer review. Evaluation of the application includes reviewing documentation, policies and procedures of Quality Assurance, followed by a site visit. An independent committee takes a decision based on the review report with reference to pre-defined criteria.