2013 | World Health Organization
World Health Organization Guidelines on Transforming and scaling up health professionals' education and training: Recommendation -- National governments should introduce accreditation of health professional education where it does not exist and strengthen it where it does exist. Accreditation, if properly used, is a key tool for quality management of professional education and for ensuring that graduates have the competencies that correspond to accepted professional standards and to the needs of the population. The alignment of accreditation with health goals is one of the four enabling actions that contribute to scaling up the education of health professionals. Accreditation is particularly important at a time when private health professional education is proliferating, often in an unregulated environment.