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FAIMER Mourns the Loss of Regina Lugarinho

The FAIMER family was shocked and saddened recently by the death of Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute faculty member and 2008 Fellow Regina Maria Lugarinho da Fonseca, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., after her struggle with a serious illness. Regina was Associate Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where she had… Continue reading FAIMER Mourns the Loss of Regina Lugarinho

Brazilian Ministry of Education Launches Pro-Ensino Project

More than one-quarter of the projects awarded in the new Brazilian Ministry of Education Pro-Ensino (Pro-Teaching) project include Brazilian FAIMER community members as authors. This new program is intended to provide scholarships for health professionals to obtain master’s, Ph.D., and post-Ph.D. degrees in education, and to establish a new research agenda in education in Brazil… Continue reading Brazilian Ministry of Education Launches Pro-Ensino Project

Educators from Guinea-Bissau Participate in Four-Week Program in Fortaleza, Brazil

A four-week program for 30 educators from Guinea-Bissau from different educational backgrounds was held at the Universidad Federal do Ceará (UFC) in Fortaleza, Brazil, in late August-early September. The program was part of a movement by the Brazilian government aimed at creating a public higher education system in Guinea-Bissau, one of several Portuguese-speaking African countries… Continue reading Educators from Guinea-Bissau Participate in Four-Week Program in Fortaleza, Brazil

MCI Working Groups in Medical Education Provide Roadmap for Reform

In July 2010, the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI) convened two Working Groups, one each on undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) medical education, in an effort to develop a roadmap for achieving targets set forth in its “Vision 2015” statement on improving medical education. The Working Groups were tasked with… Continue reading MCI Working Groups in Medical Education Provide Roadmap for Reform

Fellows Organize Two-Day Course on Simulation in Santiago, Chile

More than 100 health professions educators from across Chile gathered in Santiago to attend a two-day course on simulation, held July 22-23, 2010, at the Universidad del Desarrollo. The course was the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of planning, development, and coordination among FAIMER Fellows, FAIMER faculty, the university, and members of the FAIMER… Continue reading Fellows Organize Two-Day Course on Simulation in Santiago, Chile

Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education,” Recife, Brazil

The Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education: Relevant Research Issues in Postgraduate Medical Education” took place May 28-30, 2010, at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira in Recife, Brazil. The seminar focused on reflection, change, and the systemization of scientific experiments in medical education between national and international research centers, and included multiple… Continue reading Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education,” Recife, Brazil

New Textbook on Medical Education

Presented by the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice is a new, comprehensive textbook on medical education scheduled to be available from Wiley-Blackwell publishers in August 2010. Edited by Tim Swanwick, Director of Professional Development in the London Deanery, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education,… Continue reading New Textbook on Medical Education

Fellows and Faculty Working on Some “Really Good Stuff”

The May 2010 issue of Medical Education contains the latest collection of “Really Good Stuff,” a peer-reviewed compilation of short, structured reports, published semiannually, on new ideas in medical education, including curriculum design, teaching practice, and assessment. Included in the current issue are eight reports on the innovation projects of 2008 FAIMER Institute Fellows. Following… Continue reading Fellows and Faculty Working on Some “Really Good Stuff”

FAIMER International Faculty Member at The Open University Awarded Funding to Train Doctors in Ethiopia

The Open University (OU) in the United Kingdom has been awarded funding to work with the Distance Learning Medical Centre (DLMC) program in Ethiopia. The program, led by FAIMER international faculty member Professor Janet Grant (Director of the Centre for Education in Medicine at OU) and Professor Mike Stewart (OU Faculty of Science), will train… Continue reading FAIMER International Faculty Member at The Open University Awarded Funding to Train Doctors in Ethiopia

Ara Tekian Appointed Associate Dean for International Affairs

FAIMER Institute faculty member Ara Tekian, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., has been appointed Associate Dean, International Affairs for the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago. In this role, Dr. Tekian will lead all activities for the International Affairs Office at the College of Medicine and serve as the university spokesperson for the College of Medicine… Continue reading Ara Tekian Appointed Associate Dean for International Affairs

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