The increasing internationalization of the medical profession raises the issue of safeguarding the practice of the medical workforce. There is a growing trend towards quality assurance and standardization of medical institutions worldwide. Globally, countries use standards as regulatory mechanisms to ensure the quality of medical education and in turn healthcare.
The main goal of medical education is to promote health of the community. AMC as a national independent regulatory body, undertakes to develop minimum required standards for under graduate and post graduate medical education, initiate new learning methods, new instructional tools, and innovative management of medical education.
Standards are firstly useful for educational institutions as their basis for internal evaluation and quality improvement. They are a necessary tool when external evaluation of medical institutions are carried out. Adoption of internationally accepted standards has the potential to provide a basis for national evaluation of medical institutions. In addition, the world is characterized by increasing internationalization, from which the medical workforce is not immune, and the Standards should serve as necessary quality-assuring credentials of medical doctors wherever they are based.
Desirable practices in educating the medical doctor, incorporating well-recognized and accepted principles of learning, together with the institutional conditions for educational activities is the result of standards implementation. In turn the quality of health care is improved, satisfaction and trust of the community is gained on the health system.