FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2015 Student Projects for Health competition. The Student Projects for Health competition is supported by the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx) consortium—a global network for exchanges—and FAIMER, and will be a feature of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) conference that will take place in Gauteng Province, South Africa, September 12-16, 2015. This will be a joint conference of The Network: TUFH and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE). The theme of the conference is “Education for Change.” Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present their projects. The award includes a travel grant of $2,000 and free conference registration.
The Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Up to 20 winners will be selected and more than one student from the same project may be selected, so all key contributors are encouraged to apply. Each application will require an endorsement by a faculty member closely associated with the project.
Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. Detailed information on selection criteria can be found here.
The deadline for application has been extended to May 15, 2015. To apply, click here.
(posted February 5, 2015; updated March 9, 2015, April 29, 2015)
This new program, which launched in April 2013, offers health professions educators the opportunity to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program is conducted in partnership with Keele University and the Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom.
The one-year Certificate program and two-year Diploma program are conducted as fully supported distance learning using downloaded modules, podcasts, library work, and moderated discussion forums. The three-year Master’s Degree program also includes a brief residential session and a dissertation.
The deadline is approaching to apply for FAIMER funding to present at the November 2013 Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) conference!
Many education innovation projects in health professions institutions are implemented, but only some result in significant, sustained change. A new highlight of the 2013 Network: TUFH conference in Thailand will feature “Projects That Work” – that is, projects that have survived beyond initial implementation and have had a significant positive impact on health, the community, or the school over three or more years. A plenary panel during the conference will provide representatives of a few outstanding examples of such projects with an opportunity to tell their stories so that others can learn from their success. Projects that exemplify the conference theme of “Rural and Community Based Healthcare” will be of particular interest.
FAIMER will sponsor a representative of up to five selected projects to attend the Network: TUFH conference, to be held November 16-20, 2013, in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2013. To apply click here.
(posted March 29, 2013; updated April 5, 2013, May 10, 2013)
The deadline for applications to the FAIMER Institute has been extended to January 15. Health professions educators from all fields, including medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy schools, are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the FAIMER Regional Institutes are available on the FAIMER website. Interested applicants may apply for any of the Regional Institutes during their respective open application periods. The on-line application for the CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute will be available from June 15 to October 15, 2008. This on-line application process assigns applicants a user ID, enabling them to save and return to a partially completed application; check the status of a submitted application; update a previous application for another submission; and perform other application management functions.
(posted September 14, 2007; updated November 13, 2007, November 19, 2007, November 28, 2007, December 12, 2007, December 20, 2007, April 30, 2008)
The deadline for applications to the FAIMER Institute has been extended to January 18. Health professions educators from all fields, including medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy schools, are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute are available on-line. Based at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, this two-year part-time fellowship program is designed for health professions educators who have the potential to play a key role in improving education at their schools. The first residential session of the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute will take place April 16-21, 2008. A proposal for an education innovation project, supported by the applicant’s school, is required for consideration, and projects that demonstrate a link to improved health in the community will be given higher priority.
The deadline for application is January 31, 2008.
(posted October 17, 2007; updated November 28, 2007, December 12, 2007)