International Accreditation of a university is a voluntary process that gives recognition to institutions that meet established quality standards which in turn increase international competitiveness and support activities aimed at increasing the level of their internationalisation by improving the attractiveness of the educational offer for international students and scientists.
The Medical University of Bialystok (MUB) currently has and/or is applying for the following international accreditations:
Scope of accreditation
APHEA – Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation
APHEA represents the five leading associations of public health in the European Region and is committed to assuring and improving the quality of educational activities throughout the European Region and the globe. Accreditation is aimed at supporting the continued amelioration of education and training for public health workforces throughout the world by providing an international and transparent quality recognition.
At present, the MUB has its Bachelor and Master Public Health Curricula Validated by APHEA and is in the process of receiving full programme accreditation
Curriculum Validation of Bachelor and Master Public Health Programmes
MBC – Medical Board of California
The Medical Board of California is a state government agency which licenses and disciplines medical doctors. The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professionals and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.
Medicine Programme (in Polish)
NCFMEA – National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
The Committee is authorised to evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to foreign medical schools, and to determine the comparability of those standards to standards applied to medical schools in the United States.
The Medical University of Bialystok is accredited by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) which is confirmed by the NFCMEA to use compatible standards to accredit medical schools to those in the USA, which in turn means that the Medical University of Bialystok complies with the US standards.
NCFMEA comparability decisions are subject to periodic evaluation.
Medicine Programme (currently valid until 2021)
ASPIRE – International Recognition of Excellence in Education
ASPIRE is a programme that recognises international excellence in education in a medical, dental or veterinary school. An ASPIRE award allows schools to be recognised internationally for their excellence in education.
Currently, there are 8 areas of excellence for evaluation: Assessment of Students, Student Engagement in the curriculum and in the school, Social Accountability of the school, Faculty Development, Simulation, Curriculum Development, Inspirational Approaches to Health Professions Education, Technology Enhanced Learning.
The Medical University of Bialystok is currently in the process of applying for ASPIRE Award in the Student Engagement category.
Medicine Programme – Student Engagement Category (in the process of applying)