Accreditation services for outside of Turkey

Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (TEPDAD/Turkey) has been established in 2010. The association is recognized by the Turkish Quality Council for Higher Education and World Federation for Medical Education as an accrediting agency for medical education. The aim of the association is to improve the medical education at the national and regional level with accreditation of undergraduate medical education and ultimately improve the health of the society.

The Association is currently accrediting undergraduate medical education programs within and outside of Turkey. A prerequisite for accreditation outside of Turkey is “recognition of TEPDAD by a national authority” as accrediting agency. This national authority could be Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Higher Education Council or National Accreditation Council. After this recognition has been done the application form should be filled and sent to the TEPDAD Secretariat. The medical school should have graduated at least one cohort of students for application. Once the application is accepted the institution will have to sign a protocol with TEPDAD related to the procedures and services given.

The institution could ask for a one day orientation course to be given by TEPDAD related to the accreditation of medical education and the process of the accreditation and preparation of the Self-Evaluation Report. The Basic Medical Education World Federation for Medical Education Global Standards for Quality Improvement (2015) are used for the program accreditation. The self-evaluation report has to be prepared according to “Self-evaluation report guide for accreditation of undergraduate medical education programs outside of Turkey”.

TEPDAD offers accreditation and consultancy services for medical education programs outside of Turkey. WFME standards are used for program evaluation for accreditation purpose.  TEPDAD  has a recognition status from WFME as accrediting agency 



Accredited Medical Education Programs

Type of Accreditation

Date of First Accreditation


Year of Interim evaluation

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine


Full (Final Report)


6 years


Holy Spirit Unversity of Kaslik School of Medicine and Medical Sciences


Full (Final Report)


6 years



We have three types of service;

  1. Introductory training  of applicant/ possible applicant medical school staff  on  “accreditation standards, self-evaluation process and report preparation”
  2. Program evaluation service for accreditation purpose (Summative program evaluation) 
  3. Consultancy, formative program evaluation and advance training in  accreditation topics (in advance or after accreditation decision)

"Recognition of the TEPDAD accreditation at applicant country by a national authority in charge" is a prerequisite for our program evaluation service for accreditation purpose. The authority in charge, might be the ministry of health, ministry of education, higher education council, medical association or rectorate of the applicant school.  We are starting our program evaluation services after signing an agreement or having an official recognition letter from authority in charge at applicants’ country. This is not necessary for the consultancy, formative program evaluation or training services.

Please look at "accreditation schemes" for  having a general understanding of the process. You may also find latest Self-evaluation guide here.

Please send an e-mail to [email protected] or do not hesitate to call +90 532 363 26 34  between 10.00-17.00 (GMT+2) in working days for further details. 

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