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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

Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education,” Recife, Brazil

The Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education: Relevant Research Issues in Postgraduate Medical Education” took place May 28-30, 2010, at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira in Recife, Brazil. The seminar focused on reflection, change, and the systemization of scientific experiments in medical education between national and international research centers, and included multiple… Continue reading Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education,” Recife, Brazil

Mexican Association Dedicated to Medical Education Research Launches

On February 11, participants at the 2010 Medical Education Meeting (Jornadas de Educación Médica 2010) held at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), witnessed the launch of an organization devoted to medical education research in Latin America. The new Mexican Association of Medical Education Research (AMIEM) seeks to: promote the formation and development of human… Continue reading Mexican Association Dedicated to Medical Education Research Launches

Save the Dates—National Conference on Health Professions Education to Take Place September 16-17, 2011

The 2nd National Conference on Health Professions Education (NCHPE) will take place September 16-17, 2011, in Vellore, India. The theme for the conference is “Health Professions Education—Toward Meeting the Health Care Needs of India.” While health professions education in India has grown faster than the population, inequalities in the health care system persist and access… Continue reading Save the Dates—National Conference on Health Professions Education to Take Place September 16-17, 2011

New Textbook on Medical Education

Presented by the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice is a new, comprehensive textbook on medical education scheduled to be available from Wiley-Blackwell publishers in August 2010. Edited by Tim Swanwick, Director of Professional Development in the London Deanery, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education,… Continue reading New Textbook on Medical Education

2010 Medical Education Day at University of Michigan Medical School

FAIMER Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute William Burdick, M.D., M.S.Ed., attended the University of Michigan Medical School’s Annual Medical Education Day on June 8, 2010, where he gave a presentation on the subject of capacity building in international health professions education. Dr. Burdick’s presentation focused on individual capacity building… Continue reading 2010 Medical Education Day at University of Michigan Medical School

Marta van Zanten Wins RIME Outstanding Paper Award

FAIMER Research Associate Marta van Zanten, Ph.D. (cand.), is the recipient of the 2009 Research in Medical Education (RIME) Outstanding Paper Award for the paper, “Medical Education in the Caribbean: Variability in Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification Rates and United States Medical Licensing Examination Attempts,” co-authored by FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research… Continue reading Marta van Zanten Wins RIME Outstanding Paper Award

11th Thai Medical Education Conference

The 11th Thai Medical Education Conference, “Globalization and Medical Education,” was hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, March 27-29, 2010. The conference provided an opportunity for participants to discuss medical education strategies and processes with a view toward improving healthcare services in South East Asia. The focus of discourse… Continue reading 11th Thai Medical Education Conference

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