The SAEME-CFM self-study instrument aims to contribute to to recognize and validate good practices, and to contribute to the improvement of medical education, directing an institutional self-reflection towards quality. This process allows the identification of areas or aspects that have achieved academic excellence and areas that require improvement.

Through it, it is possible to evaluate undergraduate medical courses from five standards:

  • Educational management
  • Educational program
  • Academic staff/faculty
  • Students
  • Educational resources

These standards are presented in 80 elements, which are answered with sufficient or insufficient, requiring an extensive discussion with the institutional social body and the presentation of documents/evidences.

The instrument is completed online, in an electronic platform. The analysis of this information is done by the accreditation committee and the team of evaluators, who after the visit offer a report to the educational institution and its final opinion.