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Those engaged in medical education are invited to suggest criteria that will be considered for adoption for the ASPIRE initiative.
ASPIRE is a Medical Schools Programme for International Recognition of Excellence in Education.

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Those engaged in medical education are invited to suggest criteria that will be considered for adoption for the ASPIRE initiative.
ASPIRE is a Medical Schools Programme for International Recognition of Excellence in Education.
Most medical schools in the developed world are under regular accreditation by national and/or regional accreditation bodies. However the need has been expressed for another form of quality assurance and enhancement recognising excellence that rightly falls outside the formal accreditation process and is the remit of professional education bodies. There is currently no mechanism at a global level for a professional peer review of excellence in medical education. The ASPIRE initiative is a global process for driving and recognising world-class excellence in medical education. Panels have been set up to explore criteria to be adopted for assessment of excellence in the following three areas:
(1) Assessment (Panel Chair: Professor Trudie Roberts [email protected])
(2) Student engagement (Panel Chair: Professor Khalid Bin Abdulrahman [email protected])
(3) Social accountability and responsibility (Panel Chair: Professor James Rourke [email protected]).
Suggestions are sought as to the criteria that might be adopted in one or more of these areas and should be sent to the Panel Chairpersons.
General comments or enquiries should be sent to Professor Ronald Harden [email protected]

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