Avicenna Directories > Mission and objectives
Why a new database?
The mission of the AVICENNA Directories will be to facilitate transparency in understanding of the human resources for health, and of the educational background of health professionals. Fundamental information will support improvement of the quality of education, especially by providing information on the quality of education and training and by guiding users to other sources containing more specific and detailed information.
The objectives of the AVICENNA Directories are primarily
- to be comprehensive
- to have a broad coverage
- to contain reliable and up-to-date information
- to be open and easily accessible
The information about medical schools and their programmes is of general worldwide interest. It will be an important tool in quality assurance. It will be a valuable tool for the registration agencies, which are responsible for licensing to practice in medicine. It will be an instrument to promote international collaborations. It will provide information for potential students or staff wishing to learn about an individual school or faculty or about all schools in a particular country. Finally, as a reliable and comprehensive database, it will be a powerful research tool and an instrument for networking between schools.