Virtual Session on ECFMG|FAIMER Activities in Africa

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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) and ECFMG|FAIMER invite you to join a virtual session on ECFMG|FAIMER activities in Africa. The session will highlight current work and future priorities and will cover ECFMG|FAIMER activities in critical areas such as health professions education, accreditation, and primary-source verification of medical credentials. The session also will include a presentation by Professor Francis Omaswa, Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST). The full session agenda is available here.

Hosted by AFREhealth, the session will take place on August 6, 2021, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. GMT (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EDT). Registration is free and available here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Call for Nominations to ECFMG|FAIMER Board of Trustees

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The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®) invite nominations to fill four positions on their combined Board of Trustees. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

BACKGROUND

ECFMG|FAIMER promotes quality medical education and health care worldwide—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and researchers. A non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, ECFMG|FAIMER is a leading expert on the world’s medical education systems and their graduates, the authenticity of physician credentials, the assessment of physicians, and physician immigration and migration. Through its program of certification, ECFMG|FAIMER assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter U.S. graduate medical education and licensure.

ECFMG|FAIMER Board members come from a wide range of backgrounds and are leaders in the fields they serve. These include academic medicine, hospital administration, health law and policy, business, community health, patient advocacy, immigration, philanthropy, and other disciplines. All Board members are volunteers who serve a four-year term with potential re-election to one additional term. Through their service, Board members have a global impact by shaping the future strategy and direction of ECFMG|FAIMER.

NOMINATIONS

ECFMG|FAIMER seeks highly motivated individuals who are committed to advancing ECFMG|FAIMER’s mission. Candidates should demonstrate a capacity for organizational decision making through prior board experience or similar activities, and a dedication to the highest professional and personal ethics.

ECFMG|FAIMER is committed to a diverse Board that reflects the many constituencies it serves, including but not limited to diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, age, and professional background. ECFMG|FAIMER is particularly interested in recruiting individuals who can serve as public members.

  • Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, along with a cover letter briefly describing their interest in the position and relevant qualifications.
  • To recommend an individual for consideration, please submit a current CV or resume for the individual, along with a cover letter briefly describing the individual’s relevant qualifications and your relationship to the nominee.
  • All materials must be submitted to Christine Shiffer, Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Governance, at cshiffer@ecfmg.org by Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
  • Upon review, certain candidates will be selected to provide additional information. The ECFMG|FAIMER Governance Committee will review all nominees and provide a recommendation to the full Board of Trustees. A final decision will occur in early December 2021. New members will be required to attend an orientation in early 2022.

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Board members accept programmatic and fiduciary responsibility for ECFMG and FAIMER.
  • Board members are expected to review and abide by the bylaws of ECFMG and FAIMER and the Board operational policies and procedures.
  • Board members are required to report all conflicts of interest.
  • Board members are encouraged to support the philanthropic efforts of FAIMER and make an annual gift to the organization (of any amount).
  • Board members are expected to prepare for and engage in three in-person Board meetings per year, as well as virtual committee meetings for the committees on which they serve. Members must possess the interest, commitment, and time as needed to devote to Board meetings, committee assignments, appeal hearings, fundraising events, and other work of the Board.

ECFMG|FAIMER Has Updated Its Privacy Notice

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ECFMG|FAIMER has updated its Privacy Notice. We made these changes, which are effective August 28, 2020, to help ensure that our Notice aligns with evolving privacy regulations and our privacy practices.

You can access our revised Privacy Notice at https://www.ecfmg.org/annc/privacy.html.

Your continued use of ECFMG|FAIMER programs and services, including websites and mobile apps, following the posting of changes will mean that you accept the changes.

We look forward to continuing to be of service and to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

Call for Nominations to ECFMG/FAIMER Board of Trustees

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DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) (www.ecfmg.org) and its Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®) (www.faimer.org) are seeking nominees to serve on their combined Board of Trustees. We invite your participation in this important process.

Commitment to Diversity                        

ECFMG and FAIMER are privileged to have a dedicated, volunteer board of up to 21 members with backgrounds in international and domestic medical education, hospital leadership, law, accounting, philanthropy, education, accreditation, business leadership, community health, and other fields.

ECFMG and FAIMER are committed to board diversity including, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, age, and professional background.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Board members accept programmatic and fiduciary responsibility for ECFMG and FAIMER.
  • Members are expected to prepare for and engage in three in-person board meetings per year, as well as virtual committee meetings for the committees on which they serve.
  • Board members support the philanthropic efforts of FAIMER and make an annual gift to the organization (of any amount).
  • Board members are expected to review and abide by the Bylaws of ECFMG and FAIMER and the Board Operational Policies and Procedures.
  • Board members are required to report all conflicts of interest.

Board Member Criteria

The Governance Committee will use these criteria as part of their assessment of candidates. A successful candidate need not satisfy each criterion.

  • Demonstrated capacity for organizational decision making with voluntary public service activities.
  • Maintain the highest professional and personal ethics.
  • Be a highly motivated individual who is committed to the furtherance of ECFMG’s and FAIMER’s missions.
  • Possess a sense of accountability to ECFMG and FAIMER.
  • Have good people skills and interact well with others.
  • Be capable of being a spokesperson on behalf of ECFMG and/or FAIMER.
  • Possess the interest, commitment, and time to devote to Board of Trustees meetings, committee assignments, appeal hearings, fundraising events, and other work of the Board.

Nominations

To recommend an individual for consideration as an ECFMG/FAIMER Trustee or to self-nominate:

  • Submit a current CV or resume, a brief statement of the individual’s qualifications for the role, and a description of your relationship to the nominee.  Self-nominees should provide a brief statement of their qualifications with their CV or resume.
  • Materials should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than September 20, 2019, via e-mail to Maureen Sabo, Secretary of the Board, msabo@ecfmg.org.
  • New Board members will be elected in early December 2019. Members are elected to an initial term of four years and are eligible for reelection to a final four-year term.