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FAIMER and WFME Announce the Launch of the World Directory of Medical Schools

(posted April 4, 2014)

FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) are pleased to announce an important milestone in their collaboration to develop the World Directory of Medical Schools. The World Directory is now available at www.wdoms.org. This new resource, developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the University of Copenhagen, is the result of a March 2012 agreement to merge the organizations’ respective directories—FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and WFME’s Avicenna Directory—to produce a single comprehensive resource on undergraduate medical education worldwide.

The merger of IMED and the Avicenna Directory has combined FAIMER and WFME’s existing data sets and streamlined their data collection efforts. The new World Directory offers enhanced information such as enrollment and curriculum data for schools that offer multiple medical programs or tracks. In the future, additional features, such as information about program recognition or accreditation, will be added to meet the needs of medical regulatory authorities, certifying bodies, and researchers. The availability of current, high-quality information on undergraduate medical education in the form of a centralized resource will advance research on the quality of medical education and efforts to improve medical education, with the ultimate goal of improving public health.

During the transition to the new World Directory of Medical Schools, IMED and the Avicenna Directory will remain open for a year, to ensure that medical regulatory authorities and other 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 IMED and Avicenna will be discontinued in 2015.

For more information, please read the full press release.

FAIMER Director for Research and Data Resources Danette Waller McKinley Elected Vice President of AERA Division I, Education in the Professions

(posted March 27, 2014)
Danette Waller McKinleyAERA

Danette Waller McKinley, Ph.D., FAIMER’s Director for Research and Data Resources, has been elected Vice President of Division I, Education in the Professions, American Educational Research Association (AERA), effective in April 2015. The 12 divisions of AERA are organized to represent major scholarly or scientific areas within education research that add to the field and the Association as determined by the AERA Council. Division I focuses on the context and conduct of scientific studies that address education in professional practice disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and nursing. The Division has a long history with AERA, from its beginning as a special interest group for health professions educators in 1971 to its divisional status approval in 1978. Given the emphasis on education and evaluation of education of professionals, the FAIMER Research staff has been involved in the work of the division for some time. Danette has been a longtime, active member of Division I as a paper submitter and reviewer, presenter, workshop organizer, member of the Established Investigator Awards Committee, and co-chair of the Division I Awards Committee. She was a member of the Division’s Planning Committee for the 2012 Annual Meeting, when FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources Jack Boulet was Program Chair. She has organized sessions supporting Division I’s Learning Communities initiative, and her work with the Awards Committee co-chair and the co-chairs of the Mentoring Committee resulted in a plan to showcase work in progress, engaging newer members of the division. Beginning in 2015, at the conclusion of the AERA Annual Meeting, Danette will represent the interests of Division I members as she serves as a member of the AERA Council. Her tenure as Vice President over the next three or more years will serve to increase the visibility, both nationally and internationally, of FAIMER and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in the professional community.

Apply Now for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

(posted March 17, 2014)
FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program

Applications are currently being accepted for 2014 enrollment in the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program.

The FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning (DL) program offers health professions educators the opportunity to receive advanced training in all aspects of health professions education. Educators in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and other health professions can acquire the knowledge and skills to advance health professions education at their institutions to the highest international standards.

The DL program is conducted in partnership with Keele University and the Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom. Courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the strict quality assurance guidelines and policies of Keele. The following programs are offered:

FAIMER-Keele Certificate in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

FAIMER-Keele Diploma in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

To apply for 2014, visit the FAIMER Distance Learning Registration page. The deadline for application is August 29, 2014, and course work will begin on September 22, 2014.

For more information on the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/index.html or contact distancelearning@faimer.org.

FAIMER Fellows Collaborate to Publish New Book on Community Based Education

(posted February 28, 2014)
Community Based Education in Health Professions: Global Perspectives

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

(posted January 31, 2014)

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

(posted January 22, 2014)
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

(posted January 22, 2014)

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 (med@mededuc.com) by April 1, 2014:

  1. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  2. A 150 word biography
  3. A 250 word statement indicating what skills and experiences the candidate brings to the internship
  4. A 250 word statement indicating what impact the internship can be expected to have on the candidate’s career
  5. A letter of support from the candidate’s employer

2013 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted December 20, 2013; updated January 22, 2014)

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

(posted November 27, 2013)
four-part video from IME Day

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

(posted November 27, 2013)

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

(posted October 25, 2013)

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

(posted October 25, 2013)

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

(posted September 24, 2013)

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

(posted September 20, 2013)

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 efh@muhs.ac.in.

SAFRI Five-Year Anniversary Dinner Held in Durban, South Africa

(posted September 20, 2013)
SAFRI Five-Year Anniversary Dinner Held in Durban, South Africa

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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

(posted September 20, 2013)

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

(posted August 16, 2013)

The 2014 application for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program is now open. To apply, please click here to pay the non-refundable application fee of US$ 100.

To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/.

FAIMER Announces the First Annual Projects That Work Competition Winners

(posted August 2, 2013)

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.

[last update: April 14, 2014]