December 2018 Graduates of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education Program

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We are pleased to announce a second batch of 2018 graduates of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment program! After completing a residential session at Keele University in February 2018, the Master’s students spent the next six months finishing their dissertations under the supervision of their advisors. Each dissertation was also reviewed by an independent marker, and the Keele University Examination Board met to review the results of the students’ efforts in mid-November.

The December 2018 graduates of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s program are:

Dr. Eman Asaad Ismail Ali, Egypt

Dr. Amol Dongre, India

Dr. Nadia El Asmar, Lebanon

Dr. Mobeen Iqbal, Pakistan

Dr. Homa Kabiri, Afghanistan

Krystina McNeil, United States

Salem Silvey, United States

Four of the November 2018 graduates passed with distinction, and two passed with merit. Course Director Professor Janet Grant shares that she was especially delighted to have two midwives in this cohort, in addition to the doctors.

Two members of the November 2018 graduating class are FAIMER International Fellowship in Medical Education (IFME) Fellows, alumni of the FAIMER Institute or Regional Institute fellowship programs who received sponsorship through FAIMER to participate in the program. IFME Fellows Amol Dongre and Mobeen Iqbal passed with merit and distinction, respectively.

Participants in the FAIMER-Keele program are able to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program aims to empower health professions educators with the knowledge and skills to take educational standards and practice to a higher level—to develop their own practice, to improve health professions education at their institutions and in their communities, and ultimately to help bring about real and lasting advances in local health care.

Applications for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program are currently closed. The 2019 application will open in early 2019, and course work will start on September 23, 2019.

Detailed information on the registration processeligibility requirements, and tuition and fees can be found on the program’s website.

FAIMER and Gulf Medical University Launch Joint MHPE Program

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FAIMER and Gulf Medical University (GMU) are pleased to announce the launch of a joint Master in Health Professions Education (MHPE) program.

The aim of this two-year blended learning program is to develop leaders in health professions education who can transform education and support the development of health professionals for the 21st century. The only program of its kind currently offered in the Gulf region and the wider Arab world, the FAIMER-GMU program is designed and taught by a faculty of more than 50 internationally acclaimed academics and is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates. The program is conducted in partnership with GMU and The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom. Courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of GMU.

The FAIMER-GMU program offers ease of study with a flexible learning schedule to accommodate working professionals. A dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables participants to access digital content, virtual classrooms, videos, discussions, and more to support all aspects of their learning. Students who successfully complete the program, including a research project relevant to their work environment in the second year, will be awarded a Joint Master’s degree in Health Professions Education. Students who choose not to continue past the first year of the program will be awarded a Joint Diploma in Health Professions Education.

Applications for September 2018 enrollment are currently being accepted. Detailed information on admission criteria and program goals and outcomes can be found on the FAIMER-GMU program’s website.