An article from US News about the World Directory of Medical Schools, a service to find information about international medical schools, and the benefits for premed students.


Premeds based in the U.S. who are contemplating the possibility of attending a medical school abroad should investigate a foreign institution's accreditation status, attrition rates and residency placement statistics, experts say.

The World Directory of Medical Schools is an excellent place to find information about international medical schools, experts say.

This directory reveals useful statistics that come directly from foreign med schools, such as data about the proportion of students who graduate with a medical degree. It also includes important notes from the two organizations that create the directory: the World Federation for Medical Education, or WFME, and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, or FAIMER.

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