Faculty Development Programs
AFCM-MSU work towards a world-class military medical school and international accreditation
AFCM-MSU is an academic five-year cooperative project that was established in 2017 between Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and the Armed Forces College of Medicine (AFCM) in Egypt. The primary goal is to revise their medical curriculum to achieve a world-class military medical school with international accreditation. The AFCM of Egypt is pursuing the development of the best practices in medical education that will result in the training of high-quality physicians and researchers for the Egyptian Armed Forces. The broader goal of the project is to achieve five objectives: medical education curriculum revision, technology enhancement, and learning (ET/IT), in addition to the professional faculty development, accreditation readiness, and clinical and diagnostic medical skills. Such goals require the following approaches:
- revision; and to support AFCM’s desire to transform from the current “Legacy Curriculum” (6+1) to a new curriculum, (5+2).
- Updating the medical education curriculum to meet the needs of AFCM and to position AFCM graduates to excel on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which enables AFCM medical students and graduates to access Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) programs in the USA for residency training.
- Enhancing information technology for faculty and students with technical support through development of a learning management system.
- Supporting AFCM leadership in developing the pedagogy for a world-class faculty in medical education, public health, and research.
- Supporting AFCM’s efforts to gain international accreditation by National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Education (NAQAAE). Accreditation will ensure graduates to access ACGME training in the US and to be recognized as conforming to the USA standards for medical school graduates. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requires medical schools outside the United States to be accredited by their national accrediting authority by 2023 for graduates of that university.