- International Medical Education Day 2013—Appreciative Inquiry: Leading Positive Change in Health Care (NOV 27, 2013)
- 2014 Travelling Fellowships for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher (NOV 27, 2013)
- 2013 FAIMER Institute Fellows (OCT 25, 2013)
- 2013 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (OCT 25, 2013)
- FAIMER and WFME Meet in Copenhagen to Advance Plans for Launch of World Directory of Medical Schools (SEP 24, 2013)
- Reviewers Needed for Education for Health (SEP 20, 2013)
- SAFRI Five-Year Anniversary Dinner Held in Durban, South Africa (SEP 20, 2013)
- 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (SEP 20, 2013)
- 2014 Application for FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program Now Open (AUG 16, 2013)
- FAIMER Announces the First Annual Projects That Work Competition Winners (AUG 2, 2013)
- New FRILA Fellowship Program for Latin America and the Caribbean Beginning April 2014 (JUL 26, 2013)
- National Conference in Health Professions Education (NCHPE) 2013 – Call for Abstracts (JUN 28, 2013)
- 2014 Application for FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program to Open in August 2013 (JUN 14, 2013)
- 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (JUN 14, 2013)
- 2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (JUN 14, 2013)
- Projects That Work: May 15 Deadline to Apply for FAIMER Funding to Present at November 2013 Conference (MAY 10, 2013)
- Study Highlights Contribution of Caribbean-Educated Physicians to U.S. Primary Care Workforce (APR 25, 2013)
- 2013 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows (APR 25, 2013)
- Medical Education Editorial Internship (MAR 15, 2013)
- Team Led by FAIMER Institute 2011 Fellow Josaphat Byamugisha Uses Skype to Present on Remote Teaching of Basic Suturing Skills (MAR 15, 2013)
International Medical Education Day 2013—Appreciative Inquiry: Leading Positive Change in Health Care
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, FAIMER hosted its annual International Medical Education Day (IME Day) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The four-hour workshop, titled Appreciative Inquiry: Leading Positive Change in Health Care, was led by keynote speaker, author, and global social entrepreneur Dr. Diana Whitney. Dr. Whitney presented an overview of the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry, and then guided participants through a series of small group activities that helped broaden understanding as to how it can be used to create positive change in educational and health care settings.
Attendees included 31 Fellows from the 2012 and 2013 FAIMER Institute classes; FAIMER Board members, faculty, and staff; and other invited guests. For the first time, Fellows and alumni from around the world were also invited to take part in IME Day virtually. Small groups of virtual participants from 22 sites in 11 countries logged in to the live streamed session, and moderators helped to ensure that input from remote participants was incorporated into group discussions.
A four-part video from IME Day can be accessed here.
2014 Travelling Fellowships for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher
The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and Wiley-Blackwell have identified funding for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher to support a Travelling Fellowship for each journal. The aim of the Fellowships is to provide financial support for the successful applicant to Medical Education to build capacity for scholarship in the field of medical education and medical education research; and for the successful applicant to The Clinical Teacher to gain further experience, skills, and understanding in the field of clinical teaching. The Fellowships will enable cross-institutional visitation in furtherance of the applicant’s professional and personal development and collaborative opportunities.
To apply for a Travelling Fellowship, applicants are asked to submit a proposal outlining the purpose for which they would use the Fellowship. Full details of the proposal requirements and the application forms may be accessed by clicking “Read” at www.mededuc.com for Medical Education and www.theclinicalteacher.com for The Clinical Teacher.
The deadline for submission of applications is January 31, 2014.
2013 FAIMER Institute Fellows
The following individuals were selected to participate in the 2013 FAIMER Institute, which is currently underway in Philadelphia:
Simone Appenzeller, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Brazil
Abdoul Beavogui, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry Faculté de Médecine, Pharmacie et Odonto-Stomatologie, Guinea
Mora Claramita, M.D., M.H.P.E., Ph.D., Universitas Gadjah Mada Sekip Fakultas Kedokteran, Indonesia
Omneya Elsherif, M.B.Ch.B., M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Ibrahim Pasha University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Meerjady Flora, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Bangladesh
Pushpanjali Krishnappa, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, India
Wei Li, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Southern Medical University, China
Rasnayaka Mudiyanse, M.B.B.S., M.D., University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, Sri Lanka
Gandes Rahayu, M.D., M.Med., Ph.D., Universitas Gadjah Mada Faculty of Medicine, Indonesia
Jorge Restrepo, M.D., Universidad de la Sabana Facultad de Medicina, Colombia
Eman Sadek, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Kavita Sahai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Army College of Medical Sciences, India
Humayun Talukder, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., M.Sc., BSM Medical University Centre for Medical Education (CME), Bangladesh
Paula Vasquez, M.D., Universidad CES Escuela de Medicina, Colombia
Jachin Velavan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
2013 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2013 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 16-27, 2013, in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2013 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are:
Rosana Alves, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Elisabeth Campos Andrade, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Osmar de Oliveira Cardoso, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Piauí (UFPI), Teresina, Brazil
Marcia Aires Rodrigues de Freitas, M.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia, Brazil
Anna Tereza Miranda Soares de Moura, M.D. M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rebeca Garcia de Paula, M.D., M.Med., Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT), Palmas, Brazil
Alicia Regina Navarro Dias de Souza, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beatriz Terezinha Trigueiro Figueiredo, Ed.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil
Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves Germani, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Carla Beatrice Crivellaro Gonçalves, M.S., Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF), Passo Fundo, Brazil
Daniel Riani Gotardelo, Mestre em Farmacologia Clinica, M.D., M.Sc., Instituto Metropolitano de Ensino Superior, Ipatinga, Brazil
Roxana Knobel, M.D.,M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil
Arine Maria Viveros de Castro Lyra, D.D.S., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Tarsis de Mattos Maia, M.S., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil
Cristina Malzoni Ferreira Mangia, M.B.A., M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil
Alissan Lima Martins, M.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Campina Grande, Brazil
Janaina Silva Martins, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Brazil
Ana Paula Souto Melo, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil
Sally Cristina Moutinho Monteiro, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, Brazil
Gláucia de Oliveira Moreira, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR), Boa Vista, Brazil
Reinaldo Gaspar Mota, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil
Maira Tiyomi Sacata Tongu Nazima, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil
Marco Antonio Prado Nunes, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), São Cristóvão, Brazil
Raquel Autran Coelho Peixoto, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
Gerson Alves Pereira, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Lucia Antunes Pezzi, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alessandra Carla de Almeida Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia, Brazil
Edison Luiz Almeida Tizzot, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil
FAIMER and WFME Meet in Copenhagen to Advance Plans for Launch of World Directory of Medical Schools
Teams from FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) met in Copenhagen in June 2013, together with sponsors and potential sponsors, to plan towards the launch of the World Directory of Medical Schools.
The target date for the World Directory to open is the start of 2014. The existing directories, Avicenna and IMED, will remain open for a year following the launch of the World Directory, to ensure that users of these directories have continuity of the essential service that they provide. The World Directory, however, will take over as the definitive list of medical schools in the world, and Avicenna and IMED will close once the World Directory is fully operational.
Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, Chair of the FAIMER Board, and Stefan Lindgren, President of WFME, agreed:
“We are very pleased with progress towards the opening of the new World Directory of Medical Schools. Teams from WFME and FAIMER are working together very effectively, and it is particularly pleasing that partners from all over the world are supporting this important venture.”
Sponsors from Australia, Canada, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States are already committed to support the World Directory, and sponsors from Denmark, Saudi Arabia, and other countries are expected to join in the near future.
Reviewers Needed for Education for Health
Would you like to be a reviewer for Education for Health, the official journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health? The website for this free on-line journal is http://www.educationforhealth.net/. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please send an e-mail with your curriculum vitae to email@example.com.
SAFRI Five-Year Anniversary Dinner Held in Durban, South Africa
A dinner was held to mark the five-year anniversary of the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) on June 29, 2013, at the Gateway Hotel in Durban, South Africa. Fifty-eight guests attended, including representatives from FAIMER, the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Council, deans of universities, and SAFRI Faculty and Fellows. Notably, Fellows representing each of the years of SAFRI’s existence (2008-2013) were in attendance.
Former SAFRI Co-Director Juanita Bezuidenhout served as the evening’s master of ceremonies. She welcomed everyone and gave the first speech, followed by speeches from FAIMER President John Norcini and former SAFRI Co-Director Vanessa Burch. SAFRI program leadership was officially handed over to new Co-Directors Dianne Manning and Jacqueline van Wyk. Corne Postma (SAFRI 2011) gave a speech on behalf of the SAFRI Fellows. At the end of the evening, some of the Fellows expressed their appreciation and joy by treating attendees to some impromptu dancing.
For more on the anniversary dinner and other SAFRI news, visit http://safri.faimerfri.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SAFRI_NEWSLETTER_AUGUST2013.pub_.pdf.
2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 3-9, 2013, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:
Yashodhara B.M., M.D., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia
Vidyadhar Bangal, M.D., Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, India
Lalita Chandan, M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Smita Chavan, M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India
Lalita Fernandes, M.D., Goa Medical College, Goa, India
Tushar Jagzape, M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India
Anju Kapoor, M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India
Kavita Krishna, M.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India
Dipti Lambade, M.D.S., VSPM’s Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur, India
Farzana Mahdi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, India
Usha Mg, M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India
Mohmmedirfan Momin, M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India
Sangeeta Pednekar, M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India
Pankaja Raghav, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Satyaprakash Rane, M.Sc., Ph.D., Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
Wasim Shaikh, M.D., Ph.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India
2014 Application for FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program Now Open
To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/.
FAIMER Announces the First Annual Projects That Work Competition Winners
FAIMER is pleased to announce the selection of five winners of its first annual Projects That Work competition. They will be sponsored to attend the 2013 annual meeting of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH), to be held November 16-20, 2013, in Ayutthaya, Thailand. There they will serve as the panelists of a plenary session that will showcase projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the conference theme of “Rural and Community-based Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century” for three years or longer, in order to give conference attendees insights about factors that have contributed to these projects’ success and sustainability. An open worldwide call resulted in 120 submissions from which five were selected by an international panel of 11 reviewers. The Projects That Work competition will be an ongoing feature of The Network: TUFH annual meeting. The next Network: TUFH meeting will be held in Fortaleza, Brazil, November 18-23, 2014.
For more information, including winners’ names and summaries of the selected projects, please see the full press release.
New FRILA Fellowship Program for Latin America and the Caribbean Beginning April 2014
A new FAIMER Regional Institute for Spanish-speaking health professions educators from Latin America and the Caribbean will begin in April 2014 in Colombia. Applications for this new fellowship program, the FAIMER Regional Institute in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRILA), are now open.
The FRILA program offers health professions educators the opportunity to learn new education methods and management and leadership skills, as well as develop strong professional bonds with other health professions educators from Latin America and the Caribbean. The program, conducted in Spanish, includes two residential sessions (Sessions 1 and 3) that take place one year apart in Colombia, and two 11-month distance learning sessions (Sessions 2 and 4) following the residential sessions.
To learn more about the FRILA program, please visit http://frila.faimerfri.org/instituto-faimer-frila/.
National Conference in Health Professions Education (NCHPE) 2013 – Call for Abstracts
The 2013 National Conference in Health Professions Education (NCHPE) is accepting abstracts of work in health professions education through July 15, 2013.
NCHPE 2013 will be held September 24-28, 2013, at Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai, India. The theme of this year’s conference, “Progress through Partnership,” was developed around the idea that in order to translate social accountability into practice, appropriate partnerships must be nurtured through educational collaborations. NCHPE 2013 will provide participants with an opportunity to interact with health professions educators from different backgrounds and explore the strengths of working through partnerships. The conference offers sessions based on partnerships at various levels and for various contexts, in hopes of empowering participants to build fruitful relationships. For detailed conference information, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/nchpe1/home.
2014 Application for FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program to Open in August 2013
The 2014 application for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program is expected to open in August 2013.
This new program, which launched in April 2013, offers health professions educators the opportunity to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program is conducted in partnership with Keele University and the Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom.
The one-year Certificate program and two-year Diploma program are conducted as fully supported distance learning using downloaded modules, podcasts, library work, and moderated discussion forums. The three-year Master’s Degree program also includes a brief residential session and a dissertation.
To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/.
2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 5-11, 2013, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:
Veena Ajay, M.D., M.B.B.S., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India
Shaila Talengala Bhat, M.B.B.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India
Subhramoy Chaudhury, M.D., M.B.B.S., North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India
Rakesh Datta, M.S., M.B.B.S., Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Rakesh Kumar Dixit, M.D., M.B.B.S., Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Kanpur, India
Sandeep Dogra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Jammu, India
Parmod Kumar Goyal, M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, India
Shivani Jaswal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
Nandini Kapoor, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
Laxminarayan Kota Karanth, M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia
Sandeep Kaur, M.B.B.S., M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, India
Jyotsna Rimal, M.D.S., B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
Anu Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.S., Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Lokendra Kumar Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sawai ManSingh Medical College, Jaipur, India
Vimala Thomas, M.B.B.S., Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
Punam Verma, M.B.B.S., M.D., Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, India
2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 6-12, 2013, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2013 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:
Syed Ali, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India
Jayavardhana Arumugam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India
Gayathri Balasubramaniam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India
Rituparna Barooah, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Meghalaya, India
Rajnish Borkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, India
Ajay Halder, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Vijayshree Khairkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India
Meena Kukkamalla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India
Anupa Lucas, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kottayam, India
Anupama Murthy, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India
Preethi Pai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
Preethi Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India
Savita Ravindra, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
Baby Subramanian, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India
Surekha Tayade, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India
Mahalakshmi Venugopalan, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore, India
Projects That Work: May 15 Deadline to Apply for FAIMER Funding to Present at November 2013 Conference
The deadline is approaching to apply for FAIMER funding to present at the November 2013 Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) conference!
Many education innovation projects in health professions institutions are implemented, but only some result in significant, sustained change. A new highlight of the 2013 Network: TUFH conference in Thailand will feature “Projects That Work” – that is, projects that have survived beyond initial implementation and have had a significant positive impact on health, the community, or the school over three or more years. A plenary panel during the conference will provide representatives of a few outstanding examples of such projects with an opportunity to tell their stories so that others can learn from their success. Projects that exemplify the conference theme of “Rural and Community Based Healthcare” will be of particular interest.
FAIMER will sponsor a representative of up to five selected projects to attend the Network: TUFH conference, to be held November 16-20, 2013, in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2013. To apply click here.
Study Highlights Contribution of Caribbean-Educated Physicians to U.S. Primary Care Workforce
The projected shortage of primary care physicians in the United States is well documented, and current trends indicate that the numbers of graduates of U.S. medical schools may not be sufficient to fill these roles. FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten and FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources John R. Boulet quantify the contribution that graduates of Caribbean medical schools make to the U.S. primary care workforce in their recently published paper:
van Zanten M, Boulet JR. Medical education in the Caribbean: The contribution of Caribbean-educated physicians to the primary care workforce in the United States. Academic Medicine. 2013;88(2):276-81
Findings in the study indicate that graduates of Caribbean medical schools make an important contribution to the U.S. primary care workforce. Specifically, the authors used the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile and ECFMG data to determine the numbers of physicians providing direct patient care. They classified these physicians according to type of medical school from which they graduated, and then calculated frequencies and percentages of self-designated primary care specialties for each physician classification. Results of the study show that graduates of Caribbean medical schools had the highest proportion of physicians practicing primary care, followed by D.O., all other IMGs, and lastly, graduates of U.S. M.D.-granting schools.
2013 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows
The first residential session of the 2013 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place February 27 – March 6, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2013 SAFRI Fellows are:
Mmapula Dube, B.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ruebecca Ebrahim, M.Sc., University of Limpopo, Medunsa, South Africa
Bernhard Gaede, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Fasika Gebrekirkos, M.D., Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Karl Klusmann, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ronel Maart, B.Ch.D., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Milly Morkel, B.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Takaedza Munangatire, B.Sc., Paray School of Nursing, Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho
Annet Mutebi, M.Sc., B.D.S., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Joanne Naidoo, Ph.D., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Jane Namatovu, M.Med., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Champion Nyoni, B.Sc., R.N., Paray School of Nursing, Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho
Anoud Omer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan
Everlyne Rotich, B.Sc., M.Sc., Moi University College of Health Sciences, Eldoret, Kenya
Enoch Sepako, B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Klaus von Pressentin, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Medical Education Editorial Internship
Medical Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal with distribution to readers in more than 80 countries. The journal aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting worldwide or provocative issues and perspectives relevant to health professional education. The contents will be of interest to learners, teachers, and researchers. It aims to have a significant impact on scholarship in health professional education and, ultimately, on the quality of health care by prioritizing papers that offer a fundamental advance in understanding of practically relevant educational issues. The journal welcomes papers on any aspect of health professional education.
As part of its emphasis on capacity building for the field, the journal will offer three editorial internship positions beginning July 1, 2013. Interns will be involved in all aspects of the editorial role, working closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors, reviewing and offering recommendations on submitted works, engaging in conversations about electronic and print-based innovations at the journal, and contributing editorials or commentaries on timely issues. Interns will be selected through a competitive process (outlined below) with some effort made to ensure geographic diversity.
Applicants should anticipate being able to work 1-2 hours per week for the 12-month duration of the internship. They should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, formal research training, and a strong understanding of the field of health professional education and health professional education research. An allowance of £300 will be made available for any expenses incurred. In addition, registration to the ASME Annual Scientific Meeting will be paid in the July following the completion of the internship.
To apply, the following materials should be sent to the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1, 2013:
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
- A 150 word biography
- A 250 word statement indicating what skills and experiences the candidate brings to the internship
- A 250 word statement indicating what impact the internship can be expected to have on the candidate’s career
- A letter of support from the candidate’s employer
Team Led by FAIMER Institute 2011 Fellow Josaphat Byamugisha Uses Skype to Present on Remote Teaching of Basic Suturing Skills
FAIMER Institute 2011 Fellow Josaphat Byamugisha, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, led a presentation on remote teaching of basic suturing skills that was presented at the annual meeting of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 28, 2013. The presentation, titled “Communication Technology for Surgical Skills Teaching in Uganda: A Pilot Study among Intern Doctors at Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital,” was based on research done by faculty from Makerere University and the University of California, San Francisco, led by Meg Autry.
Dr. Byamugisha led the team from Makerere University, which included two younger faculty members and was formed as a means of capacity building for scholarship in education. He reports that the presentation “showed that it is feasible, acceptable, and effective to use internet communication to teach and evaluate surgical skills.” The technology lends itself to other skills and teaching possibilities. It has the potential to reduce teaching burden on already strained local faculty as well as allow for a more broad international involvement in global scholarship for those who have travel or financial restrictions. Interaction with audience members after the conclusion of the presentation allowed for the sharing of ideas on collaboration and faculty development.
The theme of this year’s joint CREOG/APGO meeting was Extending Your Reach in Women’s Health Education: Up, Out, Across, and Around.