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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

FAIMER Fellows Continue to Work on “Really Good Stuff”

The November 2010 issue of Medical Education contains the latest collection of “Really Good Stuff,” a peer-reviewed compilation of short, structured reports, published semiannually, on new ideas in medical education, including curriculum design, teaching practice, and assessment. Included in the current issue are six reports on the innovation projects of FAIMER Fellows (bold font): “A… Continue reading FAIMER Fellows Continue to Work on “Really Good Stuff”

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

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

Fellows and Faculty Working on Some “Really Good Stuff”

The May 2010 issue of Medical Education contains the latest collection of “Really Good Stuff,” a peer-reviewed compilation of short, structured reports, published semiannually, on new ideas in medical education, including curriculum design, teaching practice, and assessment. Included in the current issue are eight reports on the innovation projects of 2008 FAIMER Institute Fellows. Following… Continue reading Fellows and Faculty Working on Some “Really Good Stuff”

Academic Medicine Celebrates Flexner Report Centenary

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Flexner Report (Medical Education in the United States and Canada: A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), Abraham Flexner’s seminal critical assessment of standards and practices in medical education. Flexner’s report led to widespread reform and laid much of… Continue reading Academic Medicine Celebrates Flexner Report Centenary

A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers, Third Edition

ECFMG President Emeritus and FAIMER Senior Scholar James A. Hallock, M.D., recently contributed the Foreword to A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers, now in its third edition. Since its initial publication in 2001, the book has strived to “provide a bridge between the theoretical aspects of medical education and the practical delivery of enthusiastic teaching.”… Continue reading A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers, Third Edition

Ara Tekian Contributes to Assessment Textbook for Health Professions Educators

Long-standing FAIMER Institute and FAIMER Regional Institute faculty member Ara Tekian, Ph.D., has co-authored three chapters in Assessment in Health Professions Education, a new comprehensive textbook on assessment written specifically for members of the health professions education community. Dr. Tekian, who is Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of International Affairs in the Department… Continue reading Ara Tekian Contributes to Assessment Textbook for Health Professions Educators

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