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BMC Medical Education Publishes Special Supplement Edition on Accreditation of Health Professions Education

In 2012, the International Health Professions Accreditation Outcomes Consortium (IHPAOC) was founded to advance our global understanding of health professions education (HPE) accreditation and create a community of practice across the education and training continuum. IHPAOC members from around the world held two summit meetings and conducted a collaborative process to identify priority topics and… Continue reading BMC Medical Education Publishes Special Supplement Edition on Accreditation of Health Professions Education

ECFMG|FAIMER Research Finds Drop in Interest From Muslim-Majority Country Physicians

Applications for ECFMG Certification from citizens of Muslim-majority countries have decreased since 2016 which could exacerbate gaps in the U.S. physician workforce, according to an article co-authored by ECFMG|FAIMER executives and published July 6 in the JAMA Network Open, an on-line publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article, Prevalence of International Medical Graduates from… Continue reading ECFMG|FAIMER Research Finds Drop in Interest From Muslim-Majority Country Physicians

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Authors Two Papers on Accreditation Issues

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten recently authored two papers on accreditation issues. This research advances the FAIMER goals of maintaining accurate, publicly-available data resources that promote an understanding of the world’s health professions education systems and helping to inform Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) policy. The first paper, written in conjunction with… Continue reading FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Authors Two Papers on Accreditation Issues

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

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Publishes Article on Recognition of Accrediting Agencies

An article about the evaluation and recognition of agencies that accredit medical education programs authored by FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten was recently published online by the journal Quality in Higher Education. Accreditation provides a level of legitimacy to medical education programs; however, the agencies responsible for accreditation may vary in their scope, governance,… Continue reading FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Publishes Article on Recognition of Accrediting Agencies

WFME and FAIMER Staff Publish Article about the World Directory of Medical Schools

An article about the World Directory of Medical Schools, coauthored by FAIMER Research Assistant Sarah Williams Leng and Barbora Hrabalová of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), was recently published on the European Consortium for Accreditation’s (ECA) online QAzette. To access the article, click here. The World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) was… Continue reading WFME and FAIMER Staff Publish Article about the World Directory of Medical Schools

FAIMER-Authored Article Is Subject of Recent Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) Podcast

An article authored by FAIMER President John Norcini and several other FAIMER staff members was the subject of a recent Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) podcast by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The article, titled “The Relationship Between Licensing Examination Performance and the Outcomes of Care by International Medical School… Continue reading FAIMER-Authored Article Is Subject of Recent Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) Podcast

FAIMER Fellows Collaborate to Publish New Book on Community Based Education

FAIMER is proud to announce the publication of a new book on community based education (CBE) authored by Wagdy Talaat, M.D., Ph.D., and Zahra Ladhani, Ph.D., both FAIMER faculty members and Fellows of the 2007 FAIMER Institute. Titled Community Based Education in Health Professions: Global Perspectives, the book was published in January 2014 by the… Continue reading FAIMER Fellows Collaborate to Publish New Book on Community Based Education

Study Highlights Contribution of Caribbean-Educated Physicians to U.S. Primary Care Workforce

The projected shortage of primary care physicians in the United States is well documented, and current trends indicate that the numbers of graduates of U.S. medical schools may not be sufficient to fill these roles. FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten and FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources John R. Boulet quantify… Continue reading Study Highlights Contribution of Caribbean-Educated Physicians to U.S. Primary Care Workforce

FAIMER Faculty Members Tejinder Singh and Anshu Publish Book on Assessment in Medical Education

FAIMER faculty members Tejinder Singh (Director, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute; PHIL 2003; IFME 2006) and Anshu (CMCL 2007, PHIL 2009, IFME 2012) served as co-editors of the book Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, published by Jaypee Brothers in March 2012. The book, a sequel to an earlier book entitled Principles of Medical Education, provides a… Continue reading FAIMER Faculty Members Tejinder Singh and Anshu Publish Book on Assessment in Medical Education

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