2AMSE - collaboration with WFME, and others, for our common aims in Europe David GordonPresident, Association of Medical Schools in EuropeandUniversity of Copenhagen
3Background to this talk AMSE and WFME in MEDINEWith which organisations do we work, and why?Other partnerships – ORPHEUS (biomedical PhD standards in Europe), the Nordic Research Conference, and moreThe Avicenna projectFor whose benefit?
4Our highly successful partnership with WFME on quality standards is an example of joint working for the common goodAMSE is concerned with all the activities of the medical school – teaching, of course, but also research, the interaction with health care, the university...
5The Nordic Research Conference 3. Working with ORPHEUS (Aarhus, April 2009, and AMSE 2009)The Nordic Research Conference
6“The Avicenna Directories: where and how - and how well - the world’s professionals in health care are educated”Why is AMSE involved in mapping all the world’s medical schools, not just in Europe?(- a convergence of interests: contact data, quality assurance, healthcare planning etc)Lancet Vol. 37122 March 2008pp
7In all these examples, we are – and must be – working to help all This means not just for the good of the organisations involved, but for general benefit.
8Someone said…. “Quality Assurance is an essential tool Because of the Bologna processBecause of the Lisbon objectivesBecause of its impact on strengthening institutionsandQC and QA will ensure:TrustTransparencyImprovement of quality levels”
9... and he should have said Quality Assurance is an essential tool - for improvement of quality levels- to strengthen institutions- to improve transparency and to enhance trust- and because of the Bologna process- and because of the Lisbon objectives
10It will be good to see you.. - in Zagreb 2009- in Berlin 2010