Health workforce

World Directory of Medical Schools

The World Health Organization’s World Directory of Medical Schools is no longer incorporated in the Avicenna Directory, but has been transferred to the new World Directory of Medical Schools. The new World Directory is a joint venture of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).

The World Directory was created by merging FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and WFME’s Avicenna Directory. Contained in the directory are institutional details such as historical school names and affiliations and program details such as admission requirements and curriculum duration. The World Directory team endeavours to keep the data current, by including new schools, bringing existing entries up to date, and correcting any errors or omissions that are identified.

Please refer to the World Directory website for more information on requesting the inclusion of a new school or updating information for listed schools.