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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IAMRA?


The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) is a membership organization whose purpose is to encourage best practice among medical regulatory authorities worldwide in the achievement of their mandate - to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine.


IAMRA's vision is that everyone around the world is treated and cared for by safe and competent doctors.


At its core, IAMRA is about encouraging and facilitating international cooperation and understanding. We aim to provide opportunities for members to share information and discuss common problems.


IAMRA does not promote or endorse any particular model of medical regulation. We recognize there are many different structures and approaches and we want to support and encourage effective regulatory systems that provide the foundation for patient safety and public protection.


Given the increasing mobility of the medical workforce, the impacts of regulation are felt across the world. What happens in one jurisdiction has the potential to affect another. The challenge for medical regulators is to create relevant and effective systems that can respond to:

  • the rapidly changing environments in which physicians work;
  • the changes in both healthcare and communication technologies;
  • evolving healthcare delivery systems.


What are the goals of IAMRA?


To support medical regulatory authorities to achieve best practice by:

  • creating a global community of medical regulators by expanding IAMRA's membership and influence;
  • promoting appropriate accreditation processes to achieve high standards in medical education and training;
  • supporting and encouraging members to develop mechanisms for assuring the continued competence of doctors;
  • promoting and enabling the proactive sharing of fitness to practice/disciplinary information among IAMRA members;
  • strengthening the evidence base for regulation by encouraging research and evaluation of regulatory processes, and the publication and sharing of findings.

Click here to see the specific objectives for these goals.



Who belongs to IAMRA?


IAMRA is comprised of medical regulatory authorities and other organizations involved in medical regulation as well as organizations involved in regulating other health professions.


View the complete list of IAMRA members.



What are the benefits of being a member of IAMRA?


When you join IAMRA, you join an international community of organizations that share your commitment to excellence in medical regulation. This community is an important source of support, information, and resources for your organization. Through membership, your organization also can collaborate with international colleagues to shape the future of medical regulation. 


  • Members can participate in committees and working groups which promote collaboration among the international regulatory community and provide the opportunity to influence medical regulatory standards on a global basis.
  • Members receive advance notification of IAMRA events and conferences and have the opportunity to host an event, thereby gaining worldwide exposure for their organization.  Members are offered discounted conference registration fees.
  • Members have exclusive access to many useful resources on the IAMRA website.


What are the types of IAMRA membership?


IAMRA offers membership at the Member and Partner levels, depending on the nature of your organization’s work and involvement in the field of medical regulation. Learn more about our Membership Levels.



How does my organization become a member of IAMRA?


Organizations may apply for membership online or by contacting the IAMRA secretariat at:


IAMRA
400 Fuller Wiser Road, Suite 300
Euless, Texas 76039
U.S.A.
Phone: + 1-817-868-4006

Fax:     + 1-817-868-4097
Email: secretariat@IAMRA.com


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