Faculty Development Workshop and Planning Meeting at ASCOFAME, Bogota, Colombia

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In early December a workshop and preliminary planning meeting was held in Bogota, Colombia to explore the potential for a future FAIMER Regional Institute for Latin America. The meeting was hosted by the AsociaciĆ³n Colombiana de Facultades de Medicina (ASCOFAME). In addition to deans and other representatives of ASCOFAME-affiliated medical schools, the meeting was attended by Colombian FAIMER Fellows Ricardo Borda, Martha Delgado, Luis Dominguez, Francisco Lamus, Ivan Solarte, and Marco Sosa. These Fellows are among the group of Spanish speaking Fellows who belong to the FAIMER Regional Initiative in Latin America (FRILA)interest group. FAIMER was represented by William Burdick, FAIMER Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute, and Ralf Graves, Associate Director, Regional Institutes. The enthusiasm and positive feedback resulting from the meeting has led to subsequent activities amongst these stakeholders to further develop the ideas that were generated by attendees.