2012 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place January 24 – February 2, 2012, in Porto das Dunas, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2012 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are:

Magda Almeida, M.D., M.S., Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil

Adriane Batiston, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Campo Grande, Brazil

Shamyr Castro, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Uberaba, Brazil

Daniela Chiesa, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil

Marcelo Cruzeiro, M.D., M.Sc., Sc.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Ana Julia de Alencar, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brazil

Cristina Dias, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), Viçosa, Brazil

Beatriz Figueiredo, Ed.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil

Ernesto Figueiró Filho, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Campo Grande, Brazil

Carlos Fontes, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Brazil

Anete Francisco, M.Sc., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (FAMEMA), Marília, Brazil

Silmar Gannam, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos Lima, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS), Feira de Santana, Brazil

Cristina Lopes, M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL), Alfenas, Brazil

Edson Miguel, M.D., M.S., Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Brazil

Luiz Noro, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil

Bruno Perotta, M.D., M.Sc., Faculdade Evangélica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

Olivan Queiroz, M.S., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) – Campus Sobral, Sobral, Brazil

Lísia Rabelo, M.D., M.Med., Ph.D., Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil

Maria Roberti, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Goiânia, Brazil

Rosana Rossit, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil

Marcello Sampaio, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ariel Scafuri, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brazil

Maristela Sestelo, M.Sc., Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública (EBMSP), Salvador, Brazil

Ana Maria Sette Câmara, M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Otacílio Sousa Nétto, D.D.S., M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI), Teresina, Brazil

Maria de Fátima Tazima, M.Med., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo (FMRP-USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Luciana Teixeira, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Uberaba, Brazil

2012 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 1-7, 2012, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2012 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Anumeha Bhagat, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Physiology), Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Madhuri Chandra, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India

Sabyasachi Das, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India

Puja Dulloo, M.B.B.S., M.D., P.D.H.H.M., Oman Medical College, Sultanate of Oman

Uma Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow, India

Dilara Kamaldeen, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Madhuri Kanitkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Pediatrics), Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Sandip Kudesia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, India

Vasudha Kulakarni, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Shaveta Kundra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Manasee Panda, M.B.B.S., M.D., S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, India

Soumendra Sahoo, M.B.B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Mohammad Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India

Neerja Sood, M.P.H., M.Sc., Ph.D., Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India

Tripti Srivastava, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India

Preeti Yadav, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

FAIMER Faculty Members Tejinder Singh and Anshu Publish Book on Assessment in Medical Education

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FAIMER faculty members Tejinder Singh (Director, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute; PHIL 2003; IFME 2006) and Anshu (CMCL 2007, PHIL 2009, IFME 2012) served as co-editors of the book Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, published by Jaypee Brothers in March 2012. The book, a sequel to an earlier book entitled Principles of Medical Education, provides a scientific approach to the assessment of clinical competence, with particular emphasis on the use of assessment to promote learning in Indian medical schools. The book contains a foreword written by Bill Burdick (FAIMER Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute), as well as chapters authored by FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, and FAIMER faculty members B.V. Adkoli, Payal Bansal (PHIL 2007, IFME 2010), Janet Grant, Zahra Ladhani (PHIL 2007), Ciraj Ali Mohammed (CMCL 2008, PHIL 2010), Supten Sarbadhikari (PSG 2007), Avinash Supe (Director, GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute; PHIL 2002; IFME 2007), Ara Tekian, and Rashmi Vyas (PHIL 2003, IFME 2005).

For more information on Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, visit:http://jaypeebrothers.com/pgDetails.aspx?cat=s&book_id=978-93-5025-885-9#.

FAIMER Fellow Payal Bansal Named New Managing Editor of Education for Health

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FAIMER Fellow Payal Bansal (PHIL 2007) has been named the new Managing Editor of Education for Health, a peer-reviewed journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health. For 24 years, Education for Health has published work that focuses on “global models of health system integration and health professions education that lead to improved health care and health care delivery.” In addition to appointing Dr. Bansal as the new Managing Editor, the journal announced it will be moving its headquarters from Maastricht University in the Netherlands to the Maharahstra University of the Health Sciences (MUHS) in India.

Dr. Bansal joins FAIMER Fellow Arun Jamkar (PHIL 2004), MUHS Vice Chancellor, on the leadership board of Education for Health, while Jack Boulet, FAIMER’s Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources, and William Burdick, FAIMER’s Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute, serve as members of the international editorial board for the publication.

Education for Health is currently seeking qualified international health professions educators to serve as peer reviewers. If interested, please e-mail Dr. Bansal at efh@muhs.ac.in.

National Consultations on Reforms in Medical Education Take Place at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

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Pramukhswami Medical College in Karamsad, India, hosted National Consultations on Reforms in Medical Education, April 1-3, 2011. Eight FAIMER Fellows from Pramukhswami organized the event, among them Himanshu Pandya (CMCL 2007), who served as Organizing Secretary. The consultations addressed four broad areas of medical education in India:

  • structural reforms
  • review of current issues and trends in curriculum
  • review of innovations in assessment
  • inclusion of research and ethics

Within each of these areas, 40 health professions education experts from India and abroad debated two or three subthemes over the course of the three-day meeting. Included among the experts were Dr. Pandya, Anshu (CMCL 2007, PHIL 2009), Chetna Desai (CMCL 2007), Sarmishtha Ghosh (GSMC 2007), Sanjay Gupta (GSMC 2011), Praveen Singh (CMCL 2008), Suman Singh (CMCL 2008), Uday Shankar Singh (GSMC 2008), and Rita Sood (PHIL 2005).

Recommendations arising from the debates were presented on the last day of the Consultations and included the following:

  • A national policy to ensure an adequate number and equitable distribution of health care professionals and medical colleges throughout the country
  • Introduction of a mandatory accreditation process for all medical colleges and teaching hospitals in the country
  • Implementation in phases, depending upon local resources, of an integrated learning program for the undergraduate medical course
  • Integration of a holistic understanding of patients and an integral healing process into the core medical curriculum
  • Alignment of student assessment with predefined learning outcomes based on health care needs
  • A structured curriculum for research methods and ethics for the medical course

On hand to hear the recommendations were Dr. S. K. Sarin, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India, and Dr. Harish Padh, Vice Chancellor, Sardar Patel University.

Looking forward, Pramukhswami Medical College plans to host additional national-level consultations to facilitate regular dialogue and debate in an effort to promote the incorporation of further reforms and trends in medical education commensurate with India’s health care needs.

FAIMER Mourns the Loss of Regina Lugarinho

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Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Co-Director Henry Campos and Regina Maria Lugarinho da Fonseca
Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Co-Director Henry Campos and Regina Maria Lugarinho da Fonseca

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 served as Pro-Rector and as Vice-Rector. A prominent figure in health professions education in Brazil, Regina Lugarinho was in recent years Executive Director of both the Brazilian Association for Medical Education (ABEM) and the National Forum of Health Professions Education (FNEPAS). FAIMER extends its heartfelt condolences to Regina’s two sons, her family, and her friends.

2011 FAIMER Institute Fellows

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The 2011 FAIMER Institute will begin in Philadelphia, starting October 2. The following individuals have been selected to participate:

Samar Ahmed, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., M.D., M.H.P.E., Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Rachman Bekti, M.B.B.S., M.D., Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia

Champica Bodinayake, M.B.B.S., M.D., University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka

Josaphat Byamugisha, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Ph.D., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Alemeshet Gudeta, M.D., Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Omayma Hamed, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., Sc.D., King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Maha Hamza, M.B.Ch.B., M.S., Ph.D., M.H.P.E., Alexandria University, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria, Egypt

Abid Jameel, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Postgraduate Medical Institute, Peshawar, Pakistan

Natasha Kunakov, M.B.B.S., M.D., Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Aminkeng Leke, M.Sc., St. Francis School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bokoko-Buea, Cameroon

Shailesh Lele, M.D.S., Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India

Lili Moraga, M.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Ileogben Sunday-Adeoye, M.B.B.S., Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Bineyam Taye, M.P.H., Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Zhang Yang, M.S., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Tianming Zuo, M.D., Ph.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

2011 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 2-8 in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2011 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Althaf A., M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Kalaiselvan Ganapathy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry, India

Reneega Gangadhar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Sarath Babu Gillellamudi, M.B.B.S., M.S., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Sunil Holla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Rashmi Jain, M.B.B.S., M.S., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

S. Muhammad Salim Khan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Srinagar, India

Shobha K. L., M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Ramesh P. Menon , M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Komala Nanjundaiah, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Subish Palaian, Ph.D., College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal

Sunita Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Rano Mal Piryani, M.B.B.S., M.D., KIST Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asuma Rahim, M.B.B.S., M.D., Calicut Medical College, Calicut, India

Sharada Rai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Ashakiran S., M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, India

2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 2-8, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2011 SAFRI Fellows are:

Paula Barnard-Ashton, M.Sc., University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa

Sara Brair, M.B.B.S., M.D., Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Midion Chidzonga, M.Med.Sc., P.Grad.Dip. (International Research Ethics), D.D.S., M.D., University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Fawole, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Heike Geduld, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Margaret Kabanga, R.N., M.Ed., Mulago Health College, Kampala, Uganda

Mike Kagawa, M.M.Ed., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Mohamed Labib, M.B.Ch.B., M.M.Ed., University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Mange Manyama, M.D., M.Sc., Weill Bugando University, College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania

Japhter Masunge, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., University of Botswana, Francistown, Botswana

Ellenore Meyer, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., University of Limpopo, Medunsa, South Africa

Stephen Mshana, M.D., M.Med., Weill Bugando University, College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania

Chiratidzo (Rati) Ndhlovu, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Adenike (Kemi) Ogah, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences, Ishaka, Uganda

Shahd Osman (Hallal), M.B.B.S., Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan

Thomas (Corne) Postma, M.Ch.D. (Community Dentistry), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Alain Rabenandrasana, M.D., Ph.D., Université de Mahajanga, Mahajanga, Madagascar

Jacqueline (Liz) Wolvaardt, M.P.H., University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

(posted June 30, 2011; updated June 28, 2013)

2011 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute (GSMC-FRI) took place June 6-12, 2011, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2011 GSMC-FRI Fellows are:

Parineeta Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Sanjay Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

Anjali Kanhere, M.B.B.S., M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Sukesh Kathpalia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Santosh Kshirsagar, M.B.B.S., M.S., Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar, India

Seema Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India

Gauri Lele, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India

Sarala Menon, M.Sc., Ph.D., Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

Ashok Mhaske, M.B.B.S., M.S., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Rajashree Naik, M.Sc., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Sujata Patwardhan, M.B.B.S., M.S., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Deepak Phalke, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Loni, India

Maryada Reddy, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Santosh Salagre, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Uma Shinde, M.Sc., Ph.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Kuldeep Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), Indore, India

Vijaykumar Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Subba Sonu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India