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World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) replaces International Medical Education Directory (IMED)

World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) replaces International Medical Education Directory (IMED)

International medical students and graduates wishing to verify if their medical school is recognized in Canada should now consult the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS).

WDMS has replaced the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) as the comprehensive resource on undergraduate medical education worldwide. IMED was developed and maintained by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). After a recent partnership between FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), all information held by FAIMER has been transferred to WDMS.

Applicants from international medical schools applying to residency in Canada must now search in the WDMS to see if their medical school is recognized in Canada. To learn more, visit wdoms.org.