The FAIMER Institute is a part-time fellowship program for international health professions faculty who have the potential to play key roles in improving health professions education at their schools and in their regions. The Institute is designed to be a transformational international educational experience. Fellows receive training, tools, and professional support to become agents of change—creators of meaningful and sustainable advances in health professions education aimed at improving the health of their communities. The FAIMER Institute:
- provides training in health professions education methods and research
- develops leadership and management skills
- emphasizes the practical application of knowledge through an individual education innovation project that ensures relevance to the Fellow’s institution or region
- fosters professional support and collaboration with other educators as each Fellow becomes a member of a global health professions education community of practice
Established in 2001, the FAIMER Institute is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States and is open to health professions educators from all countries. The program consists of two brief residential sessions in Philadelphia, each followed by a one-year distance learning session. During the distance learning sessions, Fellows participate in a series of web-based discussions with other Fellows and Institute faculty and implement an education innovation project at their home institution. Throughout the program, Fellows receive individual coaching and mentoring from international experts on health professions education.
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