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FAIMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Successful Virtual Conference

FAIMER celebrated 20 years of service to world medical education and research with a successful three-day 20th Anniversary Virtual Conference October 20-22. More than 580 attendees from 51 countries around the world joined the celebration. With the theme Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, the conference reflected on FAIMER’s beginnings in 2000, celebrated the organization’s global growth… Continue reading FAIMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Successful Virtual Conference

Recent IFMSA Report: Attacks on Medical Education

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) recently published a pilot report exploring the impact of wars and violence on medical education and health care, titled Attacks on Medical Education. The report focuses on attacks on medical education in seven countries: Libya, Palestine, Ukraine, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. It examines the impact of… Continue reading Recent IFMSA Report: Attacks on Medical Education

Medical Education Editorial Internships

Medical Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal with distribution to readers in more than 80 countries. The journal aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting worldwide or provocative issues and perspectives relevant to health professional education. The contents will be of interest to learners, teachers, and researchers. It aims to have a significant impact… Continue reading Medical Education Editorial Internships

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

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

Home Institutions of CMCL-FRI and GSMC-FRI to Offer Advanced Course in Medical Education

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has upgraded the designation of six of the schools in its nationwide faculty development program from regional center to nodal center. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, home to the CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute, and Seth G.S. Medical College, home to the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, have both been upgraded to nodal centers.… Continue reading Home Institutions of CMCL-FRI and GSMC-FRI to Offer Advanced Course in Medical Education

National Board of Examinations in India Creates Specialty Advisory Board

The National Board of Examinations in India recently constituted a Specialty Advisory Board in Medical Education and Technology. The goals of this Specialty Board are to: develop specialized instructional courses and training programs for faculty development develop assessment tools for formative and summative assessment guide research in teaching, training, and assessment methodology develop specialized workshops… Continue reading National Board of Examinations in India Creates Specialty Advisory Board

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

New Series Announced in The Open University-FAIMER-WFME Distance Learning Modules in Medical Education

The Open University-FAIMER-WFME Distance Learning Modules in Medical Education is pleased to offer a new series on the theme of “Educational Management and Leadership.” The first four modules in the series are open for registration: Module Start Date Leadership in Health Professions Education January 10, 2011 Understanding and Managing Self April 11, 2011 Understanding and… Continue reading New Series Announced in The Open University-FAIMER-WFME Distance Learning Modules in Medical Education

International Meeting on Medical Education for Universal Health Care Systems—EXPO SGTES 2010

A diverse group of experts in Human Resources for Health (HRH) took part in an international meeting on medical education for universal health care systems held in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 19, 2010, as part of the Secretariat of Labor and Education Management for Health’s (SGTES) three-day EXPO SGTES conference. The purpose of the meeting… Continue reading International Meeting on Medical Education for Universal Health Care Systems—EXPO SGTES 2010

Study Finds Non-U.S. Citizen International Medical Graduates Provide Same Quality of Care as Physicians Educated in the United States

Internationally trained physicians are key members of the U.S. physician workforce. The United States has not produced enough nationally educated physicians to meet the country’s health care demands for some time, and internationally trained physicians have made up for this shortfall, comprising approximately 25% of the total U.S. physician workforce. Despite a rigorous certification process,… Continue reading Study Finds Non-U.S. Citizen International Medical Graduates Provide Same Quality of Care as Physicians Educated in the United States

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