The path to transnational accreditation,

  • The Pan American Federation of Associations of Faculties and Schools of Medicine (PAFAMS) is created as a regional entity in the American continent

  • PAFAMS sets minimum requirements for medical education

  • The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recognized PAFAMS as a non-governmental, academic organization representative of the medical education of the Americas

  • Creation of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) with PAFAMS representing the region of the Americas.

  • Basic agreement between PAFAMS and PAHO to improve the continent's health levels.

  • Edinburgh Declaration

    The WFME organized a World Conference on Medical Education in Edinburgh in 1988. At that meeting, a document was adopted to identify the challenges that medical education had to pose in order to adapt to changes in the practice of medicine.

  • EMA Project

    Analysis of Medical Education in the Americas, PAFAMS’ EMA Project, marks a milestone and opened up new possibilities, in the short and medium term, to engage in a commitment to change and take a transformative action in medical education

  • Basic agreement between PAFAMS and PAHO to improve the continent's health levels.

  • The conference on global concensing of medical education standards based on principles of social responsibility was convened. Conclusion: Need for accreditation as a quality regulator.

  • PAFAMS conducted a survey of deans of medical schools in 21 countries on the convenience and need to create an International Accreditation Authority.

  • Approved its creation, as an autonomous entity, to offer this necessary accreditation for Latin America.

  • IAI began to carry out accreditation processes to Latin American universities.