2 AMSE - collaboration with WFME, and others, for our common aims in Europe David GordonPresident, Association of Medical Schools in EuropeandUniversity of Copenhagen
3 Background 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?
4 Our 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...
5 The 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
7 In 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.
8 Someone 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
10 It will be good to see you.. - in Zagreb 2009- in Berlin 2010