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:
|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||Wellbeing of 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/.
(posted September 16, 2016; updated October 7, 2016)