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Our vision is that everyone around the world is treated and cared for by safe and competent doctors

Medical regulation protects the public. Every day, medical regulatory authorities (MRAs) around the world strive to fulfill their mandate—to protect, promote, and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. IAMRA exists to support the world’s medical regulatory authorities in this endeavor. Through scientific, educational, and collaborative activities, IAMRA strives to encourage best practices among the world’s MRAs and to respond to both their current and future needs.  

A truly global collaboration, IAMRA welcomes applications from MRAs and other organizations involved in medical regulation, from medical schools, and from organizations involved in regulating other health professions. As a membership organization, IAMRA values the communication, participation, and interaction that are key to the success of this international collaboration. 

We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and our membership levels.

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Upcoming Events

06 Dec 2020 (UTC+04:00) • Virtual Conference

News Updates

IAMRA webinar: Registration Assessments in a Pandemic Environment

IAMRA is pleased to announce its next webinar: Registration Assessments in a Pandemic Environment This event will take place on September 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (7:00 am Central time - US).  The duration of the webinar is 1 hour.

This webinar will focus on the key issues of assessment that are of interest from an international regulatory point of view (impact of the pandemic on registration assessments, interim arrangements for assessments during the pandemic, planning for the future, risk mitigation). 

The webinar will be chaired by Mr. Paul Reynolds, Director, Strategic Communications and Engagement at the General Medical Council (UK) and a Member of the IAMRA Management Committee.  The lead speaker will be Mr. Richard Hankins, Head of Assessments at the GMC.  Panelists will be Mr. Philip Pigou, CEO of the Australian Medical Council; Mr. David Johnson, Chief Assessment Officer at the Federation of State Medical Boards; and Dr. Michael Barone, Vice President, Licensure Programs at the National Board of Medical Examiners (US).  

IAMRA will host additional webinars throughout the remainder of the year.

For more information on IAMRA or these webinars, please contact the IAMRA Secretariat.

IAMRA webinar: COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Virtual Care and Virtual Regulation - Lessons and Questions from Canada

A recording of IAMRA’s webinar:  COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Virtual Care and Virtual Regulation - Lessons and Questions from Canada is now available in the Members Only section of the IAMRA website.  

This webinar is focused on virtual governance and virtual performance accountability and was presented by Dr. Heidi Oetter, Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and Chair-elect of IAMRA; Fleur-Ange Lefebvre, Executive Director and CEO of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC); and Dr. Scott McLeod, Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Message from the IAMRA Chair

IAMRA would like to recognize the extraordinary effort and dedication of medical regulatory authorities around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know that you are working hard to maintain focus on public health and safety and ensuring high standards of clinical practice while at the same time, working from home, advising government, responding to medical capacity and training requirements as well as innumerable other issues. Many of your council and board members are also front-line practitioners adding to the challenges of delivering effective and responsive regulation at this difficult time. Your dedication and support of medical practitioners is, no doubt, making a positive difference to the pandemic’s trajectory.

Medical regulation is a challenging and pressured at the best of times, but even more so during these times of great change and uncertainty. IAMRA’s Management Committee and Secretariat acknowledge your hard work and commitment in keeping your communities safe in these unprecedented times.

Please be assured that  IAMRA’s Management Committee is also working hard to shift the Association’s priorities in response to the effects of the pandemic. Shortly, we will be sharing our plans for the coming months, starting with a webinar devoted to medical regulation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With my very best wishes and heartfelt appreciation,

Dr. Kgosietsile Letlape

Chair of IAMRA

New Member 

IAMRA is pleased to announce its newest member – Korean Medical Association - Partner.  IAMRA currently has 118 members from 48 countries. To see a full list of IAMRA members, please click here.



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