International Medical Education (IME) Day
Each October, FAIMER hosts its annual International Medical Education (IME) Day in Philadelphia. International Medical Education (IME) Day is a highly interactive half-day workshop featuring a keynote speaker, and is open to both face-to-face and virtual participants.
This five-minute video on water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion was filmed at IME Day 2015.
IME Day 2015
IME Day 2015 took place on Wednesday, October 21, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (UTC – 4) in Philadelphia. A highly interactive face-to-face and virtual workshop titled Water and Health: Reducing Inequalities and Defining the Future was led by Dr. Shannon Márquez of the Drexel University School of Public Health. Dr. Márquez highlighted and provoked discussion on interdisciplinary and interprofessional issues related to water and health. Here are some of the facts:
- 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
- 1 billion people practice open defecation, nine out of ten in rural areas.
- 748 million people lack access to improved drinking-water and it is estimated that 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking-water that is fecally contaminated.
Dr. Márquez is the Associate Vice Provost for Global Health and International Development at Drexel University. She serves as the Director of Drexel’s Global Health Program and Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health-funded Opening Doors for Health Disparities Research Training Program at the Drexel University School of Public Health.
Dr. Márquez’s research and scholarly work focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH); the environmental burden of disease in developing countries; and capacity-building and health systems strengthening. As Associate Vice Provost, she also oversees the Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, which leverages an exciting capacity-building partnership between Drexel and World Vision to provide international field training in WASH, global health, and international development and funding. The program offers faculty/student research, six-month student co-op experiences, and summer experiences in 19 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Márquez holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and engineering from The UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. At Drexel, she teaches courses in WASH, global health ethics, health aspects of WASH, and public health in developing countries to online students located around the world. She also oversees a number of global health research and training activities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa on behalf of Drexel.
IME Day 2014
This five-minute video highlights the opportunities and challenges of global student exchanges, and the collaboration between FAIMER and GEMx.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, FAIMER hosted its annual IME Day in Philadelphia. The day was marked by an interactive workshop titled Global Student Exchanges: How Can They Work for Everyone? Dr. Jon Dowell, Head of the Division of Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland, led the workshop, which focused on global exchanges as they relate to students, faculty, and health professions institutions.
More than 100 health professions educators, administrators, students, and guests (present and virtually connected) exchanged ideas and knowledge on the roles of home and host institutions offering student exchanges, including moral and ethical issues, fair and equitable exchanges, and identifying success principles to design evaluation models. The workshop gave participants the opportunity to dialogue and share ideas to make global exchange more purposeful, rich, and meaningful for both students and institutions.
The day’s activities are captured in the following webcast recordings.
We appreciate the support of the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx®), an initiative of ECFMG. GEMx facilitates partnerships among international medical schools for the purpose of promoting international health electives.
Videos from IME Day 2013
This three-minute video demonstrates how webcasting is used to broaden the impact of IME Day.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, FAIMER hosted its annual IME Day in Philadelphia. 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.