The Batterjee Medical College is accredited by the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education. The College was first accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) authority in H1427/1428 AH.
Listing on the FAIMER-IMED Foundation
The College is pleased to announce its listing in the FAIMER-IMED. FAIMER is the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research and IMED is the arm of FAIMER that provides the formal listing of those medical schools who are accredited by the appropriate government agency in the country where the medical school is located. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the agency responsible is the Ministry of Higher Education and the Honorable Waleed A. Aldali, Director General of Private Higher Education, formally notified FAIMER on August 18, 2010, of the formal accreditation of Batterjee Medical College by recommendation of the National Accreditation Board. The official listing was added to the IMED database on Friday, September 15, 2010.
What does this mean for our students? This formal listing and the assignment of a code enables our students to register for and take the USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 examinations through the ECFMG – the Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates. This organization also certifies foreign medical graduates for participation in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
With this listing, Batterjee Medical School students are now on a level playing field with those from the US and from other foreign medical schools who are privileged to be listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED).
Listing on the Avicenna Directory (WHO)
The College is pleased to announce its listing in the Avicenna Directory (WHO Global Directory of Medical Schools) is the arm of the World Health Organization that provides the formal listing of those medical schools who are accredited by the appropriate government agency in the country where the medical school is located. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the agency responsible is the Ministry of Higher Education. The official listing was added to the WHO database on Friday, December 19, 2009
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
- providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed
- shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge
- setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation
- articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
- providing technical support, catalyzing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity
- monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against transnational threats.
With this listing, Batterjee Medical School has accomplished another Milestone.
Last Updated (Sunday, 31 October 2010 10:46)