Accreditation services for outside of Turkey

Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD/Turkey) was established in 2010 (TEPDAD Bylaws). The association is recognized by the Turkish Quality Council for Higher Education and World Federation for Medical Education as an accrediting agency for medical education. The association aims to improve medical education at the national and regional levels with accreditation of undergraduate medical education and ultimately improve the health of society.

The association is currently accrediting undergraduate medical education programs within and outside of Turkey. A prerequisite for accreditation outside Turkey is “recognition of TEPDAD by a national authority” as an accrediting agency. This national authority could be the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Higher Education Council, or National Accreditation Council. After this recognition has been done the application form should be filled and sent to the TEPDAD Secretariat. The medical school should have graduated at least one cohort of students for application. Once the application is accepted the institution will have to sign a protocol with TEPDAD related to the procedures and services given.

The institution could ask for a one-day orientation course to be given by TEPDAD related to the accreditation of medical education and the process of the accreditation and preparation of the Self-Evaluation Report. The Basic Medical Education World Federation for Medical Education Global Standards for Quality Improvement (2015) is used for the program accreditation. The self-evaluation report has to be prepared according to the “Self-evaluation report guide for accreditation of undergraduate medical education programs outside of Turkey”.

TEPDAD offers accreditation and consultancy services for medical education programs outside of Turkey. WFME standards are used for program evaluation for accreditation purposes.  TEPDAD  has a recognition status from WFME as the accrediting agency 

 

TEPDAD

Accredited Medical Education Programs

Type of Accreditation

Date of First Accreditation

Duration

Year of Interim evaluation

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine

(Lebanon)

Full (Final Report)

1.1.2019

6 years

2022

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik School of Medicine and Medical Sciences

(Lebanon)

Full (Final Report)

1.1.2019

6 years

 

2022

Beirut Arab University Faculty of Medicine

(Lebanon)

 Provisional (Final Report)

1.09.2021  2 years  

Lebanese American University Faculty of Medicine

(Lebanon)

 Provisional (Final Report) 1.09.2021 2 years  

University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences

(Lebanon)

Provisional (Final Report) 1.09.2021 2 years  

Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine

(Kuwait)

Provisional (Final Report) 1.09.2021 2 years  

 

 

Medical Education Programs in the TEPDAD Accreditation Process

Year of Application

Status

Step

Explanation

Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences

(Lebanon)

2017

Candidate

SER Preparation (Extended)

 Last Extension Period for SER  (new application required on 1.1.2022) 

An-Najah National University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

(Palestine)

2019

Candidate

SER Revision

 

Al Quds University Medical School

(Palestine)

2019

Candidate

SER Revision

 

Weill Cornell Medical College

 (Qatar)

2019

Candidate

Site visit

 

University of Saint Joseph Faculty of Medicine

(Lebanon)

2019 Candidate

Introductory Training

 

 

National University of Science and Technology College of Medicine and Health Sciences

(Oman)

2020 Candidate SER Preparation  

Qatar University College of Medicine 

(Qatar)

2021 Candidate SER Preparation  

Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine and Health Sciences 

(Oman)

2021 Candidate SER Preparation  

We have three types of service;

  1. Introductory training  of applicant/ possible applicant medical school staff  on  “accreditation standards, self-evaluation process and report preparation”
  2. Program evaluation service for accreditation purposes (Summative program evaluation) 
  3. Consultancy, formative program evaluation, and advance training in  accreditation topics (in advance or after accreditation decision)

"Recognition of the TEPDAD accreditation at applicant country by a national authority in charge" is a prerequisite for our program evaluation service for accreditation purposes. The authority in charge might be the ministry of health, ministry of education, higher education council, medical association, or the rectorate of the applicant school.  We are starting our program evaluation services after signing an agreement or having an official recognition letter from the authority in charge in the applicants’ country. This is not necessary for the consultancy, formative program evaluation, or training services.

Please look at "accreditation schemes" for having a general understanding of the process. You may also find the latest Self-evaluation guide here.

Please send an e-mail to [email protected] or do not hesitate to call +90 532 363 26 34  between 10.00-17.00 (GMT+2) in working days for further details. 

We do hope to collaborate with you.