- FAIMER Fellows Collaborate to Publish New Book on Community Based Education (FEB 28, 2014)
- 2014 Projects That Work Application is Now Open (JAN 31, 2014)
- 2013 Annual International Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (JAN 22, 2014)
- Medical Education Editorial Internship (JAN 22, 2014)
- 2013 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (JAN 22, 2014)
- 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)
FAIMER Fellows Collaborate to Publish New Book on Community Based Education
FAIMER is proud to announce the publication of a new book on community based education (CBE) authored by Wagdy Talaat, M.D., Ph.D., and Zahra Ladhani, Ph.D., both FAIMER faculty members and Fellows of the 2007 FAIMER Institute. Titled Community Based Education in Health Professions: Global Perspectives, the book was published in January 2014 by the World Health Organization: Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.
To compile experiences of CBE, the authors invited contributions from health professions education institutions in six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. The selected institutions were invited to share stories about the implementation of CBE at their schools, to illustrate how different tools and approaches have worked in a variety of local circumstances. By documenting and sharing these varied experiences, the authors hope that their book will help guide and inspire other educators and community workers interested in implementing CBE programs.
The book’s contributors include FAIMER Fellows Valdes Bollela (PHIL 2006) from Brazil, Dina El-Metwally (PHIL 2010) from Egypt, and Ben van Heerden (PHIL 2006) from South Africa. “The publication of this book marks a major collaborative project led by our Fellows,” says Page Morahan, Ph.D., Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute.
To learn more about and/or access the book, click here.
2014 Projects That Work Application is Now Open
FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2014 Projects That Work competition! FAIMER will sponsor a representative of up to five selected projects to attend the 2014 Network: Toward Unity for Health (TUFH) conference in Fortaleza, Brazil, November 19-23. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee. Although registration for the conference is not yet open, watch the Network: TUFH website (www.the-networktufh.org) going forward for more information as it becomes available.
The Projects That Work initiative, now in its second year, is sponsored by FAIMER as part of the annual Network: TUFH conference. This year the Projects That Work competition will showcase projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the 2014 conference theme, “Strengthening Health Professions Education as a Policy to Improve Health,” for three years or longer. The intent of the Projects That Work initiative is to recognize excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, as well as to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects.
Applications to Projects That Work must be submitted by May 11, 2014. To apply, click here.
2013 Annual International Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health
The 2013 annual international conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) took place November 16-20, 2013, in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The conference theme was “Rural and Community-Based Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century,” and its program included keynote addresses, didactic sessions, workshops, and poster sessions built around this theme, as well as a day devoted to visiting community health care facilities.
A highlight of the 2013 Network: TUFH conference was the first annual Projects That Work plenary session, sponsored and organized by FAIMER, which showcased five projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the conference theme for three years or longer. The intent of the Projects That Work initiative—which will be an annual feature of The Network: TUFH conference—is to recognize excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, as well as to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects. An open worldwide call resulted in 120 submissions, from which five were selected by an international panel of 13 reviewers.
The 2013 Projects That Work winning projects were represented at the conference by (pictured above, left to right) Marietjie van Rooyen (South Africa), Mark Shephard (Australia), Elizabeth Paterno (Philippines), Marco Sosa (Colombia), and Saurav Das (India). The plenary panel discussion was moderated by FAIMER Associate Vice President for Education Bill Burdick, who also facilitated a preconference workshop titled “Project Management and Theory of Change.” Other Projects That Work conference components included a poster session and a workshop titled “Using SOCKS, an Innovative Tool for Environmental Analysis in Project Planning,” both facilitated by Ralf Rundgren Graves, FAIMER Associate Director, Regional Institutes; and a workshop titled “Publishing and Other Scholarly Forms of Knowledge Dissemination,” facilitated by Bill Burdick and the co-editors of The Network: TUFH’s journal Education for Health, Michael Glasser and Don Pathman.
Projects That Work will also be a feature of the next Network: TUFH conference to be held in Fortaleza, Brazil, November 19-23, 2014. Check back for an announcement of the opening of the competition application soon.
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, 2014. 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 Association for the Study of Medical Education (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 (email@example.com) by April 1, 2014:
- 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
2013 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The inaugural residential session of the CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute took place August 1-7, 2013, in Shenyang, China, under the direction of Bo Qu. The 2013 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Fellows are:
Feng Chen, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Logistics College of CAPF, Tianjin, China
Qin Chen, M.D., Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, China
Dongyan Fan, M.D., Ph.D., Tibet University Medical College, Lhasa, China
Yanni Lai, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Medical Center of Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Dandan Li, M.Ed., Liaoning Medical University, Jinzhou, China
Wangxing Li, M.B.Ch.B., Beijing Association for Medical Education, Beijing, China
Yan Li, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.Med., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China
Aihua Lin, M.P.A., Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China
Ying Liu, M.Med., Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China
Yuqing Liu, M.S., Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China
Shisi Lun, M.P.H., China Medical University, Shenyang, China
Shaochun Lv, M.S., Medical College of Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China
Wei Ma, M.D., Ph.D., Northwest Minorities University College of Medicine, Lanzhou, China
Li Niu, M.B.B.S., M.S., Jiujiang University Medical College, Jiujiang, China
Limei Sun, Ph.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China
Dawei Wang, M.D., Beihua University Faculty of Medicine, Jilin, China
Hai-Jiang Wu, M.S., Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China
Yuhua Wu, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China
Dan Xin, M.B.B.S., M.B.Ch.B., Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, China
Joanne Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.