Accreditation System of Medical Schools
Conselho Federal de Medicina – CFM (Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine) and Associação Brasileira de Educação Médica – Abem (Brazilian Association of Medical Education), reaffirming their commitment with ethical professional practice and quality of education, are united to develop and implement the Sistema de Acreditação de Escolas Médicas – Saeme (Accreditation System of Medical Schools). As well as other international accreditation systems of medical schools, Saeme is an answer to the requirement of improving the quality of medical education due to increasing number of medical schools and growing professional mobility, and a way to assure healthcare of good quality. It is a non-regulatory procedure and of voluntary inclusion, which complements the governmental procedures of institutional assessment.
The Guideline for Accreditation of Basic Medical Education of World Health Organization and World Federation for Medical Education guided the Saeme accreditation process.
The mission of Saeme is promoting the excellence of medical education based on an accreditation process of Brazilian medical schools, grounded on transparency, ethics and independence.