Foreign accreditations & recognition in the world

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Foreign accreditations & recognition in the world

The Medical University of Gdańsk is recognizable all over the world, for years enjoying high renown among national and international institutions dealing with assessing schools of higher education. The most recent and valid comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the quality of the research works or research and development activities pursued by scientific entities three MUG Faculties, i.e. the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Pharmacy were awarded grade A, and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & MUG was awarded grade A+.

Here is the link to the Ministry’s website page devoted to entity assessment and its valid results: www.nauka.gov.pl.

Worth noting is the fact that MUG has been positively assessed in the ranking of the Educational Foundation ‘Perspektywy’. The list is compiled based on 29 indices grouped around seven criteria: prestige, graduates in the labor market, research potential, research effectiveness, teaching potential, innovation, and internalisation. The multitude of aspects makes the list one of the most extensive educational rankings worldwide. It is also one of four rankings distinguished with the international quality certificate. The methodology is developed by the Chapter chaired by Prof. Michał Kleiber, former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Ranking positions us as follows:

  • we are the 1st medical school in Poland,
  • we are the 7th Polish university in the general category,
  • we are rated 2nd in Poland in terms of research effectiveness,
  • we are the most international university in the Pomeranian region (19% students from abroad).

Both the national and other countries’ views contribute to the selection of our University future students. The positive image MUG enjoys abroad pertains to the continuously growing share of foreigners among the students who choose MUG as their Alma Mater (in 2017 we had 19% foreign students).

The positive results of the evaluations conducted by foreign institutions licensed to examine the quality of studies offered abroad are reflected e.g. in foreign accreditations granted to the Medical University of Gdańsk.

In their attempt to make the University recognized even more commonly in the international circles, the MUG’s authorities take effort to obtain all possible recommendations granted by foreign institutions. To that aim, they have created the position of the Officer for Foreign Accreditations in the MUG organizational structure; the officer is in charge of e.g. filing applications for foreign accreditations confirming high academic level of the teaching offered by the Medical University of Gdańsk.

At the moment, MUG:

1. holds the following international accreditations:

Name of the institution and level of accreditation Logotype WWW page containing reference to MUG
Medical Board of California (MBC)

Is the state agency which licenses and disciplines physicians. The Board decides about e.g. obtaining the medical license based on information on the candidate’s full medical education and on graduation from a medical school recognized or accredited by MBC.

Accreditation for medical studies in the Polish language at the Faculty of Medicine.
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www.mbc.ca.gov

MUG is now in the course of applying for the same accreditation for the studies offered in the English language.
Medical Council of India (MCI)

The main function of the Medical Council of India consists in setting uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognizing medical qualifications obtained in India and abroad.

The Council’s goals:
To maintain uniform standards of medical education; to issue recommendations with respect to recognition of medical qualifications obtained at medical institutions in India and other countries; to keep register of physicians holding recognized medical qualifications; to exchange mutual services with other countries in the area of mutual recognition based on information received from embassies of India.

MCI publishes the list of foreign universities recognized by the competent authorities of individual countries and recommended to the students of India intending to study medicine.

Accreditation granted to the Faculty of Medicine, MUG.
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www.mciindia.org

Information on schools abroad accredited by the MCI is placed on the site accessible to students who wish to study out of India.
Medical Council of Thailand (TMC)

The Medical Council of Thailand is the regulating authority in the area of medicine. According to the law, the tasks of the Council are as follows: to comply with the rules of professional ethics; to support medical education, research, and practice; to advise the government in medical and public health issues; to represent the medical profession in Thailand. In addition, the Council is in charge of granting and cancelling medical practice licenses and recognizing medical education programs and academic degrees. All licensed physicians are members of the Council and have the right to elect members of its governing body.

Accreditation – granted for the Faculty of Medicine, MUG, for a 5-year term (up to 2022).
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www.tmc.or.th

The most recent update of the list of medical schools abroad recognized by the TMC is attached to this link www.tmc.or.th. MUG is presented on the page no. 10 of the attachment.
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA)

Operates in the organizational structure of the Department of Education and deals with e.g.: periodical reviews and approvals of American accreditations given to foreign medical universities, including accreditations of the medical studies offered by Polish medical universities.

Accreditation for the Faculty of Medicine, MUG (and other medical schools in Poland) valid until 2020.
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www.waszyngton.msz.gov.pl

www.sites.ed.gov

The agenda of the most recent meeting at which the accreditation granted to Polish medical universities was extended: www.sites.ed.gov

2. is recognized by e.g. the foreign institutions presented below:

Description of the institution/initiative and the type of recommendation Logotype WWW page containing reference to MUG
World Federation for Medical Education and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (WFME) is a non-governmental organization having its offices in London, France, and Denmark. WFME has initiated official relations with the World Health Organization(WHO) representing medical education, and physicians’ education and training all over the world.

WFME keeps a free of charge catalogue of medical study curricula all over the world. The publication contains information on more than 2900 schools of higher education. The catalogue combines the information previously presented in: the WHO World Catalogue, the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), and the Avicenna Catalogues. Over 400 medical schools were entered in the catalogue since the time it was first set up in 2014.

The listing in the world catalogue confirms the existence of a medical school, but does not indicate it is recognized, or accredited, or supported by the World Catalogue, WFME, or FAIMER.
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www.search.wdoms.org
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the world’s oldest university ranking, also known as the Shanghai Ranking.

ARWU is an annual publication of university rankings by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The league table was originally compiled and issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003 and currently is regarded as one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures, alongside QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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www.shanghairanking.com

MUG appeared in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 (place 301-400) in the category medical science-clinical medicine.

Other Polish universities mentioned in the ranking are the Medical University of Warsaw (place 301-400), the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (place 301-400), the Medical University of Lodz (place 301-400) and the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice (the 301-400).
The Leiden Ranking enables to select sophisticated bibliometric indicators, to generate results based on these indicators and to explore the results from three different perspectives. Best known is the traditional list view, in which you can rank universities according to a selected indicator. The Leiden Ranking offers two additional perspectives: the chart view and the map view. The chart view shows universities in a scatter plot, so that you can explore the performance of universities using two selected indicators. The map view shows universities in a world map and provides a geographical perspective on universities and their performance.
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www.leidenranking.com

The Medical University of Gdańsk was recorded in CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018. The 2018 ranking edition was prepared on the basis of bibliometric indicators from four years (2013-2016) and covers 938 universities from all over the globe. MUG have very high quality of publications and belongs to the absolute top national leaders universities.

Contact:

Izabela Kowalczyk-Dec
Foreign Accreditations
phone no. +4858 349 1355, Rektor’s building, room 303
working on: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (07:30-15:30 CET)

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