Dec 24, 2020
Ramathibodi Medical Journal
Quality assurance (QA) is a broad-based activity, which encompasses both quality management and quality control, and requires all the policies, standards, systems and processes in place to maintain and improve medical education quality. QA can be managed through an institutional monitoring that should include the evaluation of teaching and learning approaches, and the assessment. Accreditation standards by international agencies such as the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) are to be followed for an external quality assurance. In addition, the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) is the assessment criteria for promoting QA in higher educational programs in ASEAN countries. Both WFME and AUN-QA require that teaching and learning approaches and assessment methods be aligned to the program learning outcomes. The purpose of this review is to compare the WFME standards and the AUN-QA criteria on teaching and learning approaches and methods of assessment to encourage the integration of these two QA systems for undergraduate medical education.