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FAIMER President Co-Authors Journal Article on Establishing a Global Ultrasound Curriculum

There is a growing sense of urgency to incorporate ultrasound training into medical education worldwide. Faced with this challenge, a group of ultrasound experts, led in part by Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic, President of FAIMER, a member of Intealth, recently published their recommendations in The Ultrasound Journal on how best to establish a global ultrasound curriculum.… Continue reading FAIMER President Co-Authors Journal Article on Establishing a Global Ultrasound Curriculum

Educational Exchanges Helped Build Health Professions Education Capacity in Africa

The development of regional exchange programs for health professions students in Africa helped bridge a long-existing educational opportunities gap and build multilateral partnerships between institutions on the continent, according to a recent journal article authored by staff of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), a member of Intealth. The article,… Continue reading Educational Exchanges Helped Build Health Professions Education Capacity in Africa

Study Links Performance on USMLE Exams to Medical School Accreditation Status

There is a link between medical student performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) and the accreditation status of the medical schools those students attend, according to a recent study by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). The study… Continue reading Study Links Performance on USMLE Exams to Medical School Accreditation Status

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

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