Hungary 09/25/2018 08/20/2018 Final Review Redetermination

U.S. Department of Education

Redetermination


Prepared July 2018

Background

In March 1997, the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) initially determined that the accreditation standards used by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC), the accrediting body that evaluates medical schools in Hungary, were comparable to those used to evaluate programs leading to the M.D. degree in the United States. The NCFMEA has continued to reaffirm Hungary’s comparability since that time. The country's most recent redetermination of comparability took place at the Fall 2011 NCFMEA meeting. The country subsequently provided an interim report at the Fall 2013 NCFMEA meeting and an additional interim report at the Spring 2015 meeting. The 2015 report was accepted, and the country was then requested to submit a petition for redetermination at the Fall 2017 NCFMEA meeting. That petition is the subject of the current analysis.


Summary of Findings

Additional information is requested for the following questions. These issues are summarized below and discussed in detail under the Staff Analysis section. -- The NCFMEA may wish to further inquire whether the country plans to establish standards or policies that ensure medical school faculty define the objectives of its educational program and that the objectives serve as guides for establishing curriculum content and provide the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the educational program. [Mission and Objectives, Question 2] -- The NCFMEA may wish to further inquire that the country provide as evidence the Hungarian Accreditation Committee’s (HAC’s) review of the voluntary activities now required in the NHEA for medical programs and evidence of the courses these activities will be replacing for review with this guideline. [Curriculum, Question 5] -- The NCFMEA may wish to further request additional information and/or explanation on the creation of standards related to medical school faculty in relation to this guideline. [Design, Implementation, and Evaluation, Question 1] -- The NCFMEA may wish to request as evidence the Governmental Decree 40 to review the animal safety requirements referenced in the original country narrative. [Facilities, Question 2] -- The NCFMEA may wish to further inquire whether the country has plans to incorporate standards related to the National Final Examination Board (NFEB) and the National Healthcare Services Center (NHSHC) data in the accreditation process. [Accrediting/Approval Decisions, Question 2] -- The NCFMEA may wish to further inquire whether the country has plans to incorporate standards related to the National Final Examination Board (NFEB) and the National Healthcare Services Center (NHSHC) data in the accreditation process. [Accrediting/Approval Decisions, Question 3] -- The NCFMEA may wish to further inquire whether the country has plans to incorporate standards related to the National Final Examination Board (NFEB) and the National Healthcare Services Center (NHSHC) data in the accreditation process. [Accrediting/Approval Decisions, Question 4]

Staff Analysis