National Academy of Medicine

Developing a Global Curriculum for Regulators

By Charles Preston, Samvel Azatyan, Tammie Bell, Katherine Bond, Julia Bradsher, Martha Brumfield, Gillian Buckley, Thomas Hughes, Stacy Kane, Sherry Keramidas, Margaret Miller, Mary Morrison, Lebit Rägo, Jim Riviere, Mary Lou Valdez, Gerald Wojtala
June 11, 2013 | Discussion Paper

The IOM report Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad found that a lack of workforce training and professional development are common gaps among regulatory agencies in low- and middle-income countries. This paper synthesizes the discussion at a dissemination meeting for the report. It presents a global curriculum as a solution for strengthening the regulatory workforce, gives the reasons a curriculum is necessary, examines the process of developing a global curriculum, and discusses the next steps to develop a global curriculum for regulators.

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