Project Outline

The Thematic Network on Medical Education in Europe (MEDINE) addresses educational, institutional and quality issues in European medical education. It works within the framework of European initiatives -  the Bologna Declaration, European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), Diploma Supplement, the Tuning project, and previous work in medicine by the European Commission, AMEE, AMSE, and WFME. Target groups are students, educators, patients, healthcare providers, professional bodies, the public,  the European Commission and Ministers of Health and Education. Task Forces undertake five principal activities and outputs, with lead institutions as shown below.  The Task Forces share and disseminate their work through Annual Conferences and the Medine website.
  1. Agree core competences/learning outcomes for medical education in Europe, using methodology of the Tuning project (University of Edinburgh)
  2. Develop a framework for international recognition of qualifications, in the context of medical education and links with other professions (University of Antwerp)
  3. Develop quality assurance standards for the process of medical education for application in Europe (WFME/AMSE).
  4. Enhance the transparency and public understanding of medical education - undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing - and its outcomes, within and outside Europe (AMEE)
  5. Explore and develop links between medical education and research (Semmelweis University).

The Thematic Network on Medical Education in Europe is chaired and co-ordinated by Professor Gareth Williams, Dean of Medicine, with assistance from Tim Jones, Director of International Affairs.

More details can be found in the MEDINE Thematic Network Application Document (1.12 Mb MS Word Format).