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An extensive documentary research was carried out to compose the theoretical scope of the Accreditation System of Medical Schools in Brazil (Saeme). Standards and guidelines (national and international) that supported the work of the researchers were rigorously analyzed. Next, know some of these documents considered referential, some of them produced by the most respected worldwide bodies for medical training.

National Curricular Guidelines for the Medical Undergraduate Program

Defines the principles, fundamentals, conditions and procedures of the training of physicians to be observed in the curricular organization of the Brazilian universities.

Learning Outcomes for the Medical Undergraduate in Scotland

Recommendations from five Scottish universities for mastery of clinical skills, communication, health promotion and disease prevention, ethics and legal responsibilities etc.

Law 12,871 / 2013

It institutes the Mais Médicos program, coordinated by the Ministries of Education and Health, which selects doctors registered in Brazil or doctors trained in foreign higher education institutions to train human resources in the medical area for the Unified Health System (SUS).

National Accreditation Organization (ONA)

Non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1999 by public and private health sector entities, certifying the quality of health services in Brazil, focusing on patient safety.

Process of Bologna

Protocol that strengthened the accreditation of medical schools in Europe in response to the growing demands of globalization, internationalization of medicine and mobility of professionals.

Tomorrow's Doctors: Outcomes and standards for undergraduate medical education

Publication of the General Medical Council, the body responsible for accrediting medical schools in the UK, with standards for knowledge, skills and behavior that new British graduates must bring to their practice.

WFME Global Standards for Quality Improvement

Model of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) to define institutional standards for medical courses at various stages of development and with different educational, socioeconomic and cultural conditions.

WHO / WFME Guidelines for Accreditation of Basic Medical Education

Global guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) for medical training to be used in the accreditation systems of different countries.