Graduated medical surgeon from UADY receives international accreditation – Yucatan Now

Bachelor of Medical Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), received an accreditation plaque with national and international validity from the Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education AC (COMAEM), during a ceremony held on October 28, 2022.

The ceremony, held in the hall of the unit, was led by university authorities, Dr. José de Jesús Williams, rector of UADY, Dr. Carlos José Castro Sansores, director of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Zeta Melva Triana Contreras, Executive Secretary of
During the ceremony, Dr. Triana Contreras mentioned that since the founding of COMAEM, as well as the UADY Faculty of Medicine, the constant search for the quality of medical education has been a fundamental pillar, which is why both institutions always seek
constant evaluation and external accreditation to ensure that the offered teaching is of the highest quality, comparable to the most prestigious universities in the world.

He reminded that the international accreditation of the educational program implies that it meets the standards recognized in the world by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and that its graduates possess international knowledge and practical skills.

Obtaining this accreditation will enable, from 2024, graduates of this study
A bachelor’s degree can apply for the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification, a certification that allows graduates to take the medical licensure exam in the United States and the opportunity to reside or work in that country.
During his speech, the director of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carlos José Castro Sansores, recognized the joint efforts of the academic, administrative and professional staff.
dependency, which have contributed to the maintenance of national accreditation since 1997, the year when the Faculty of Medicine received its first national accreditation.

In particular, he gave recognition to the work team that dedicated several months to managing the process of international accreditation, the title that was obtained for the first time for this diploma.
At the end of the ceremony in the Lic Benito Juárez García Hall of the Faculty of Medicine, the accreditation plaque awarded by COMAEM and WFME was unveiled.

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