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John Norcini Is Awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2014 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education for his important contributions to research in medical education, especially his pioneering research on knowledge decay, specialty certification, and the development of new methods of assessment. Dr. Norcini will receive the award and… Continue reading John Norcini Is Awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

FAIMER Director for Research and Data Resources Danette Waller McKinley Elected Vice President of AERA Division I, Education in the Professions

Danette Waller McKinley, Ph.D., FAIMER’s Director for Research and Data Resources, has been elected Vice President of Division I, Education in the Professions, American Educational Research Association (AERA), effective in April 2015. The 12 divisions of AERA are organized to represent major scholarly or scientific areas within education research that add to the field and… Continue reading FAIMER Director for Research and Data Resources Danette Waller McKinley Elected Vice President of AERA Division I, Education in the Professions

Study Highlights Contribution of Caribbean-Educated Physicians to U.S. Primary Care Workforce

The projected shortage of primary care physicians in the United States is well documented, and current trends indicate that the numbers of graduates of U.S. medical schools may not be sufficient to fill these roles. FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten and FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources John R. Boulet quantify… Continue reading Study Highlights Contribution of Caribbean-Educated Physicians to U.S. Primary Care Workforce

Robbert Duvivier Earns M.D. and Ph.D. from University of Maastricht, Joins FAIMER as Visiting Scholar

On December 12, 2012, former FAIMER intern Robbert J. Duvivier earned both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. The title of Dr. Duvivier’s thesis is Teaching and Learning Clinical Skills: Mastering the Art of Medicine. He has worked with various international medical education organizations, such as the European… Continue reading Robbert Duvivier Earns M.D. and Ph.D. from University of Maastricht, Joins FAIMER as Visiting Scholar

Joint Meeting on Health Professions Education Held in Coimbatore, India

Health professions educators from around the world gathered in Coimbatore, India, September 5-8, 2012, to share ideas and experiences at the joint meeting of the World Federation for Medical Education’s (WFME) South East Asia Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME) and India’s National Conference on Health Professions Education (NCHPE). The theme of the meeting was… Continue reading Joint Meeting on Health Professions Education Held in Coimbatore, India

New FAIMER Research Supports Value of Accreditation in Medical Education

Accreditation of medical schools is generally accepted as important, yet little has been published about its impact. FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten and FAIMER Director of Research and Data Resources Danette McKinley, along with colleagues Irene Durante Montiel (PHIL 2008) and Concepcion V. Pijano, explore the impact of accreditation in Mexico and the Philippines… Continue reading New FAIMER Research Supports Value of Accreditation in Medical Education

Marta van Zanten Earns Ph.D. and Examines the Value of Medical School Accreditation

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten graduated in May 2012 from the College of Health Professions and Social Work at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Public Health. The title of her dissertation was “The Association between Medical Education Accreditation and the Examination Performance of Internationally Educated Physicians Seeking… Continue reading Marta van Zanten Earns Ph.D. and Examines the Value of Medical School Accreditation

FAIMER Staff Members Appointed to Key Positions in AERA Division I

FAIMER staff members Jack Boulet, Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources; Danette McKinley, Director, Research and Data Resources; and Marta van Zanten, Research Associate, have been appointed to key positions in Division I of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Division I – Education in the Professions, is dedicated to promoting research and… Continue reading FAIMER Staff Members Appointed to Key Positions in AERA Division I

2010 International Conference in Medical Education

The 2010 International Conference in Medical Education (ICME) was held December 4-7 at the Yas Island Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The conference theme was “Beyond Flexner: A Roadmap for Excellence in Health Professions Education,” and more than 10 FAIMER faculty members, staff members, and Fellows participated, serving as conference organizers, advisors,… Continue reading 2010 International Conference in Medical Education

Academic Medicine Announces Publication of Its First eBook

Academic Medicine has announced publication of its first eBook, developed using articles that were featured in the February 2010 issue as chapters. This issue, marking the 100th anniversary of the Flexner Report, contains 27 articles about Abraham Flexner and his legacy, including two articles co-authored by FAIMER staff and Fellows: Relevance of the Flexner Report… Continue reading Academic Medicine Announces Publication of Its First eBook

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