We are pleased to announce the 2018 graduates of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment program! After completing a residential session at Keele University last February, the Master’s students have spent the past year finishing dissertations under the supervision of their advisors. Each dissertation was also reviewed by an independent marker, and the Keele University Examination Board met to review the results of the students’ efforts in February.
The 2018 graduates of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s program are:
Dr. Imad Al-Khawaja, Saudi Arabia
Professor Dinesh Badyal, India
Professor Sucheta Dandekar, India
Dr. Rebecca Gillibrand, United Kingdom
Dr. Lynette Palmer, Sierra Leone
Professor Riffat Shafi, Pakistan
Three members of the 2018 graduating class are FAIMER International Fellowship in Medical Education (IFME) Fellows, alumni of the FAIMER Institute or Regional Institute fellowship programs who received sponsorship through FAIMER to participate in the program. These three IFME Fellows, Dinesh Badyal, Riffat Shafi, and Sucheta Dandekar, each passed with merit.
What makes the FAIMER-Keele program unique is its focus on accreditation and assessment. Participants are able to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program aims to empower health professions educators with the knowledge and skills to take educational standards and practice to a higher level—to develop their own practice, to improve health professions education at their institutions and in their communities, and ultimately to help bring about real and lasting advances in local health care.
Applications are currently being accepted for 2018 enrollment. The deadline for application is August 31, 2018, and course work will begin on September 24, 2018.