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2017 Annual Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health

(posted September 21, 2016)
Tunisia

Please mark your calendars for the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH)! The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The theme of the conference is Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health.

A call for abstracts has been issued, and abstract submissions will be accepted through December 1, 2016. The conference organizers invite abstracts containing empirical, theoretical, or descriptive studies relevant to one of the conference subthemes. Detailed information on the abstract submission process, including themes and subthemes, formats, and the abstract review process can be found here.

Conference registration will open on October 1, 2016. Please monitor the conference website for more information.

Apply Now for the 2017 Projects That Work Competition

(posted September 21, 2016)

FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2017 Projects That Work competition! FAIMER will sponsor a representative of up to five selected projects to attend the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.

The Projects That Work competition, now in its fifth 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 2017 conference theme, Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health, for three years or longer. The Projects That Work initiative recognizes excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, in order to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. Detailed information on selection criteria can be found here.

The deadline for application is December 1, 2016. To apply, click here.

Apply Now for the 2017 Student Projects for Health Competition

(posted September 21, 2016)

FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2017 Student Projects for Health competition! The Student Projects for Health competition is supported by GEMx—a global partnership for educational exchange in medicine and the health professions—and FAIMER, and will be a feature of the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The theme of the conference is Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health. Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present posters about their projects. The award includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.

Now in its third year, the Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Approximately 15 winners will be selected and more than one student from the same project may be selected, so all key contributors are encouraged to apply. Each application will require an endorsement by a faculty member closely associated with the project.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. Detailed information on selection criteria can be found here.

The deadline for application is December 1, 2016. To apply, click here.

2016 Graduates of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education Program

(posted September 16, 2016)

We are pleased to announce the graduation of the inaugural class of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment program! The FAIMER-Keele Master’s Degree program is a blended learning course for anyone concerned with the delivery, management, or quality assurance of health professions who occupies or aspires to leadership roles at their institutions. After completing a residential session at Keele University last September, the Master’s students have spent the past year finishing their dissertations under their advisors’ supervision. Each dissertation was also reviewed by an independent marker, and the Keele University Examination Board met to review the results of the students’ efforts on September 1, 2016.

The course has emphasized throughout that critical application of knowledge and process to the local context is essential. The dissertations of the inaugural class addressed a wide range of applied research projects which were tuned to the local, often resource-limited, context. The 2016 graduates are:

Student Country Topic
Basim Al-Khafaji United States Rebuilding medical education in Iraq
Peter Aznar Philippines Implementation of mini-multiple interviews in the admissions process
Omran Bakoush United Arab Emirates Effect of clinical teaching on student performance
Kadambari Dharanipragada India Needs assessment for integrated workplace-based assessment in postgraduate training
Edward Dick United States Developing an undergraduate medical education program for students in deprived and underserved areas using distance learning
Luis Dominguez Colombia Development of identity as a surgeon and then its deconstruction with retirement using social identity theory
Muna A. M. Elnemr Yemen Comparison of Yemeni standards and World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) Standards
Anupama Gupta India Evaluation of community attachments at the Ghandian medical school in Sevagram
Yvonne Hurst United Kingdom Evaluation of the assessment program in oral surgery, contributing to the development work of a Surgical Royal College
Mahinda Kommalage Sri Lanka Analysis of OSPE items in relation to Bloom’s taxonomy
Ciraj Ali Mohammed India Characteristics of interprofessional work
Surapaneni Krishna Mohan India Identification of predictors of poor performance in basic science during the first phase of medical school
Sevgi Timbil Turkey Mental health issues in Turkish medical students

We extend our sincere congratulations to the whole group.

For more information on the FAIMER-Keele program, please visit www.faimer.org/distance-learning/.

2017 Travelling Fellowships for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher

(posted September 16, 2016)

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and Wiley have announced funding of up to £2,000 each for Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher to support a 2017 Travelling Fellowship.

The aim of the Medical Education Fellowship is to provide financial support to an individual or a research group to facilitate gaining further experience/training/knowledge that will enable strengthening of health professional education research efforts. The individual or team must demonstrate commitment to a particular project and clearly indicate how the activities supported by the Travelling Fellowship will enhance the capacity to engage in conceptually grounded, methodologically rigorous, and programmatic research efforts. Among other things, the Fellowship may be used to enable visiting an institution or research group in furtherance of the individual’s own professional development and collaborative opportunities or to bring a scholar to the team in furtherance of the group’s and research project’s development.

The aim of The Clinical Teacher Fellowship is to provide financial support to an individual to gain further experience and understanding of the field of clinical teaching by visiting an educational or health institution for their own professional and personal development, sharing insights with the host institution, and undertaking some form of project, which may be either a research study or educational development and evaluation.

To apply for either Fellowship, applicants are asked to submit a proposal outlining the purpose for which they would use the Fellowship. The submission should be written in English and must not exceed 1,000 words in length. One entry per applicant is permitted.

The proposal should be accompanied by:

Full details, application forms, and guidelines are available online at www.mededuc.com and www.theclinicalteacher.com. Completed applications should be sent no later than January 31, 2017 to the Editorial Managers of Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher, at med@mededuc.com and tct@theclinicalteacher.com, respectively.

2016 Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) Fellows

(posted September 16, 2016)

The first residential session of the 2016 Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) took place May 2-8, 2016, in Manipal, India, under the direction of Ciraj Ali Mohammed. The 2016 MUFIILIPE Fellows are:

Vrinda Hari Ankolekar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Annamalai Chockalingam, M.B.B.S., M.D., Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Elsa Sanatombi Devi, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, India

Melanie Rose D’souza, M.Sc., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Rajani Mary George, B.D.S., M.D.S., Manipal University, Manipal, India

Mamatha Hosapatna, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Surekha Kamath, Ph.D., Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India

Muralidhar Kulkarni, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Tatiyana Mandal, M.Sc., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Mary Mathew, M.B.B.S., M.D., P.G.D.M.L.E., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Uttam Kumar Paul, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College, Kishanganj, India

Avinash Prabhu, M.Optom., Manipal University, Manipal, India

Prateek Rastogi, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Priya Rathi, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, M.E., Ph.D., Manipal University, Manipal, India

B. Suresh Kumar Shetty, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Prakashchandra Shetty, M.Sc., Ph.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Arun Shirali, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

John M. Solomon, M.P.T., Ph.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Madhuri Rajaneesh Tolahunase, M.Sc., (Ph.D.), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Ramesh Unnikrishnan, M.Sc.R.T., Manipal University, Manipal, India

2016 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted September 16, 2016)

The first residential session of the 2016 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 2-10, 2016, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh and Dinesh Badyal. The 2016 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Sneha R. Ambwani, M.B.B.S., M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India

Namrata Chhabra, M.B.B.S., M.D., SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius

Uma Eswara, B.D.S., M.D.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Binita Goswami, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

Kiran Goswami, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., D.I.M., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India

Sarika Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., D.G.O., King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India

Anuradha Joshi, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

Maitreyee Kar, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, India

Sahiba Kukreja, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Amritsar, India

Rajiv Mahajan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, India

Sushanta Kumar Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.D., GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, India

Vandana Roy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., D.G.O., Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Shaista Saiyad, M.B.B.S., M.D., Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Kirti Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Anita Singhal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, India

Ranjana Tiwari, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., D.G.O., Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, India

2016 Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference

(posted September 9, 2016; updated September 12, 2016)

The 2016 Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference was held August 27-31 in Barcelona, Spain. The AMEE conference is recognized globally as a key annual medical and health care professions education platform, regularly attended by 3,500 participants. Session formats included workshops, short communications, posters, specialty courses, symposia, and plenaries.

A number of FAIMER staff participated in AMEE 2016, serving as symposium, workshop, and short communication presenters. John Norcini served as faculty in the Essential Skills in Medical Education Assessment (ESME) course and presented as part of a pre-conference workshop entitled Five essential topics for faculty development programs in assessment: What do faculty need to know?, as well as a symposium entitled The role of qualitative and quantitative feedback in the context of a competency-based curriculum. John Boulet gave a presentation as part of the workshop entitled From course objectives to entrustable professional activities: Developing test blueprints for assessments that matter. Together with Professor David Gordon of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), John Norcini and Marta van Zanten presented a workshop entitled Understanding the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) criteria for recognizing agencies that accredit medical schools. Sarah Leng, Robbert Duvivier, and Marta van Zanten presented short communications describing projects conducted as part of FAIMER’s ongoing research initiatives: Cross-border partnerships in medical education, Physician emigration from Africa to the United States of America – a 10 year cross-sectional profile, and The association between accreditation of medical education and rates of specialty board certification for graduates of international medical schools practicing in the United States, respectively.

[last update: September 21, 2016]