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In the Spotlight: INCLEN Trust and FAIMER Sign Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding between FAIMER and the International Clinical Epidemiology Network Trust International (INCLEN Trust) was completed in June 2007. This memorandum expresses the organizations’ mutual commitment to engage in projects focused on research in medical education, faculty development, and the creation of data resources for and about international medical schools. By way of… Continue reading In the Spotlight: INCLEN Trust and FAIMER Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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)

FAME Course to be Held at AMEE Meeting

Fundamentals of Assessment in Medical Education (FAME), a basic-level course on educational assessment, will be introduced at the next Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) meeting August 25-29, 2007 in Trondheim, Norway. FAME targets individuals who are members of medical faculties and who are likely to be relatively new to teaching and assessment. Persons… Continue reading FAME Course to be Held at AMEE Meeting

International Opportunities in Medical Education

FAIMER, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC, formerly the International Health Medical Education Consortium) have joined together to collect information about international activities at U.S. and Canadian allopathic medical schools. more >>

Call for Papers from the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators

The Editorial Board of JIAMSE (Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators) and the Publications Committee of IAMSE have announced the initiation of a new addition to the JIAMSE supplemental issues. The new project, “Innovative Ideas in Medical Education,” is actively seeking submissions for short (no more than 350 words) descriptions of innovative… Continue reading Call for Papers from the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators

Postgraduate Medical Education Directory Coming Soon

In early 2007, a new resource will be available on the FAIMER website. A Postgraduate Medical Education Directory (PMED) will provide information on formal medical education beyond the basic medical school curriculum on a country by country basis. For each country, the directory will provide: A narrative overview of PME, listings of the medical and… Continue reading Postgraduate Medical Education Directory Coming Soon

4th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) February 8-11, 2007, Singapore

Following the overwhelming success of the past three APMECs, the Medical Education Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, will once again be organizing and hosting the 4th APMEC from February 8-11, 2007 at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. The theme for the 4th APMEC is Outcomes in Medical Education… Continue reading 4th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) February 8-11, 2007, Singapore

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

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