Brazil-FAIMER Fellowship Recognized as Specialty Diploma in Health Professions Education

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On May 31, 2010, the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Brazil accredited the Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute (Brazil-FRI) fellowship as a diploma course in education for the health professions. Fellows who complete the program and its evaluation requirements will be awarded the diploma by the university, which also supports the administration of the Brazil-FRI in Porto das Dunas. Fellows from previous Brazil-FRI classes who completed the fellowship will also be granted the diploma. The request for accreditation was announced to the 2010 class during the first residential session of the 2010 Brazil-FRI in January. Beginning with the 2010 class, Fellows will be required to write a manuscript for publication as part of the program.