FAIMER is now accepting 2020 applications for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program. The deadline for application is August 10, 2020, and course work will begin on September 21, 2020.
Now in its eighth year, the program is conducted in partnership with Keele University and The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom. Courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of Keele.
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 (MHPE): 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. The guidance and expertise of Course Directors Janet Grant, Ph.D., Director of CenMEDIC and Emerita Professor of Education in Medicine at The Open University, and John Boulet, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Data Resources of FAIMER, help participants stay connected and engaged.
The FAIMER-Keele Certificate and Diploma programs are conducted as fully supported distance learning using downloaded modules, podcasts, library work, and moderated discussion forums. The Master’s Degree also includes a brief residential session and a dissertation.
Program features include:
- Training and mentoring from international experts in health professions education
- A flexible learning format, which allows busy working professionals to learn new skills and advance their careers while continuing to practice in their current positions
- Planning developments in assessment, quality, and curriculum that are contextually relevant
- A focus on accreditation and assessment, in which international standards, accreditation processes, quality assurance, and monitoring are integrated into study
Questions regarding the program may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.