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FAIMER Articles in Education for Health

Education for Health (EfH), the peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health, recently publicized the top five most frequently visited articles published in the journal in 2007. Two of the articles were authored by FAIMER staff and FAIMER Institute Fellows. The top five articles, listed in descending order by number of “hits,”… Continue reading FAIMER Articles in Education for Health

13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence

The 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence was held March 5-8, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. Australians, famous for their ubiquitous slang, call their country “Oz,” and therefore this conference has from the initial planning stages affectionately been referred to as “Ozzawa.” Melbourne, pronounced “Mel-bin” by the locals, is the capital of the state of… Continue reading 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence

Karolinska Institute Workshop

Interactive teaching in a multi-cultural context was the theme of a two-day workshop at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm conducted by Bill Burdick, Associate Vice President for Education, FAIMER, and Jonas Nordquist, Director, Medical Case Center, KI, during the first week in June. Engaging adult learners in discussions that push them to their frontiers… Continue reading Karolinska Institute Workshop

Workshops in Assessment Held at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

In May 2007, a two-day workshop was held at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) that focused on assessment in the medical school. The agenda for the workshops was developed in collaboration with the Dean of the medical school and the topics addressed included 1) the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX), 2) the structured oral… Continue reading Workshops in Assessment Held at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

2007 AERA Annual Meeting

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), The World of Educational Quality, took place from April 9-13 in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting highlighted significant research around the globe to improve educational systems, address access and opportunity, and strengthen student learning and achievement. Through approximately 2,400 peer-reviewed research symposia, panels, and other… Continue reading 2007 AERA Annual Meeting

AAMC 2006 Annual Meeting

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Annual Meeting was held October 27-November 1, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The following is a list of sessions that FAIMER staff participated in as speakers and/or contributed to as authors. FAIMER staff are listed in bold. Abstract Presentation Clinical clerkship experiences of IMGs Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D., John… Continue reading AAMC 2006 Annual Meeting

Simon to Join FAIMER as Senior Scholar

Frank A. Simon, M.D. has been appointed to the position of Senior Scholar of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). Dr. Simon will assume his duties on January 2, 2007. Dr. Simon comes to FAIMER with extensive experience as an author, educator, administrator, and physician. He has held several positions… Continue reading Simon to Join FAIMER as Senior Scholar

AMEE 2006

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) annual meeting is recognized as the largest annual international event focusing entirely on medical and health care professions education. The 2006 conference, held September 14-18, 2006 in Genoa, Italy, focused on teaching and learning in medicine, medical education, and health care needs and assessment. FAIMER was well… Continue reading AMEE 2006

Medical Education in Iran Undergoing Reform

Medical education in Iran is moving towards curricular reform and competency-based postgraduate medical education. As part of this reform, FAIMER President, John J. Norcini, Ph.D., received an invitation from the Council for Graduate Medical Education of Iran to run a series of workshops on assessment. In July 2006, faculty from universities of medical sciences throughout… Continue reading Medical Education in Iran Undergoing Reform

FAIMER President Participates in 3rd Indonesian Medical Education Meeting and Expo

John J. Norcini, Ph.D., FAIMER President, served as a guest speaker and faculty member at the 3rd Indonesian Medical Education Meeting and Expo that was held on June 5-7, 2006 in Bali, Indonesia. Dr. Norcini taught in one workshop entitled Assessment of Clinical Competencies/Mini-CEX and made presentations at the Clinical Competence Assessment and Clinical Specialist… Continue reading FAIMER President Participates in 3rd Indonesian Medical Education Meeting and Expo

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