IFEM Model Framework for the Accreditation of Training Sites for Emergency Medicine Specialists

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) has developed curricula for undergraduate education, graduate education and continuing professional development in Emergency Medicine. Graduate education is delivered in various settings, including training sites based in a clinical Emergency Department. In order to ensure the quality of the training that is delivered at these sites, mature training systems have a system that accredits these sites for training purposes. This paper presents a model framework for this accreditation process that may be used by national societies to develop their own process. This paper also includes a comparison of this framework with the accreditation standards of established programs in IFEM member societies.