Launch of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education

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FAIMER and Manipal University are pleased to announce the launch of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE). MUFIILIPE is a two-year fellowship program that emphasizes development of leadership competencies for interprofessional practice (IPP). It provides opportunities for interaction with recognized leaders in IPP, collaboration with peers, and implementation of interprofessional projects. The fellowship includes two annual one-week residential sessions at Manipal University (MU) in Karnataka, India, and two 11-month online learning sessions following the residential sessions. Participants receive mentoring and support from experts, faculty, and fellows who will be connected throughout the program and beyond.

Representatives of MU and FAIMER gathered in Manipal on September 22, 2014, where Memoranda of Understanding were exchanged by FAIMER Associate Director for Regional Institutes Ralf Graves and MU Vice Chancellor Dr. K. Ramnarayan to mark the official launch of MUFIILIPE. Also in attendance were MU Pro Vice Chancellors Dr. Vinod Bhat and Dr. Surendra Shetty, MUFIILIPE Director Dr. Ciraj Ali Mohammed, and other local dignitaries.

MUFIILIPE will welcome its first class of fellows in May 2015. The program is open to all professions interested in contributing to the health of communities. Twenty fellows will be accepted each year. Applications for 2015 will be accepted through January 15, 2015.

For more information, visit the MUFIILIPE website at: http://mu.faimerfri.org.

(posted October 3, 2014; updated December 18, 2014)

2014 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 2-8, 2014, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2014 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:

Shobna Bhatia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Rahul Bogam, M.B.B.S., M.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India

Manjiri Deshpande, M.D., Ph.D., Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune, India

Mariya Jiandani, B.Sc., M.Sc., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Sushil Kachewar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, India

Sheila Mathai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Priyadarshini Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Poonam Naik, M.B.B.S., M.D., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

Naresh Nebhinani, M.B.B.S., M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajasthan, India

Sowmya Nettem, M.D.S., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Kirti Patel, M.B.B.S., M.D., Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Tejal Patel, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Subita Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Vishakha Shinde, B.Sc., M.P.Th., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Pradnya Veer, M.B.B.S., M.D., Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India

Bobby Zachariah, M.Sc., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

2014 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place March 29 – April 4, 2014, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2014 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Prashantha Bhagavath, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Johnson Cherian, M.B.B.S., M.D., Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

Archana Dharwadkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Sivaraman Ganesan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Manoj Goyal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Haryana, India

Kiran H.S., M.B.B.S., M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Umarani Jayaraman, M.Sc., Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangalore, India

Nitin Joseph, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Shwetha K., M.D.S., M.S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

Deepalakshmi Kaliyaperumal, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Archana Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Soundravally Rajendiran, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Ambili Remesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College & Hospital, Kerala, India

Parvathi S., M.B.B.S., D.N.B., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Poornima Sadashivaiah, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, India

Sunila Sangappa, M.D.S., J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital, Mysore, India

GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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gsmc10In June 2014, the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute welcomed its 10th class of Fellows and celebrated this important milestone at Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. GSMC-FAIMER, the first of FAIMER’s Regional Institutes to be developed, was launched in 2005. A total of 175 health professions educators from seven countries have participated in the fellowship program, under the direction of Dr. Avinash Supe, Professor and Head of the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at King Edward Memorial Hospital and a FAIMER Institute 2002 Fellow. Many alumni returned to join current fellows, faculty, and special guests for the 10-year anniversary celebrations.

To commemorate the occasion, GSMC-FAIMER faculty members Sucheta Dandekar (PHIL 2010) and Chinmay Shah (GSMC 2008) produced a book entitled Celebrating 10 Years of Professional Development (PDF – 8 MB). The book includes photos and reflections from faculty and Fellows, and is a testament to the impact the GSMC-FAIMER fellowship program has had. According to Dr. Supe, “The continuous engagement of participants and the impact of the projects on local communities have been tremendous.”

FAIMER Regional Institutes are modeled on the curriculum of the flagship FAIMER Institute fellowship program held each year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All of the programs include both residential and distance learning sessions. To date there are six Regional Institutes: three in India, one in Brazil, one in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one in China. Two new programs, one in Colombia and another in India, are currently being planned for launch in 2015. Visit the Regional Initiatives page of this website for more information.

(posted July 9, 2014; updated November 7, 2014)

National Conference on Health Professions Education (NCHPE) Registration Open through August 31

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The sixth National Conference on Health Professions Education (NCHPE 2014) will be held September 24-27, 2014, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram, India. The theme of NCHPE 2014 is “Socially Responsive Health Professions Education: Forging Partnerships between Academic Institutions and the Healthcare Delivery System.” Conference objectives are to: advocate the need to transform health professions education and improve the quality and relevance of health professionals in order to strengthen their impact on health care in India; identify successful models of partnerships between academic institutions and the health care delivery system and share best practices; and develop recommendations to expand the health force and improve the alignment between health care professions and community health needs.

Registration for NCHPE 2014 closes on August 31, 2014. For more information, visit the conference website at: http://www.nchpe2014.com/.

2014 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 4-13, 2014, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh and Dinesh Badyal. The 2014 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Gokul Jorwekar, M.S., Rural Medical College, Loni, India

Mohit Joshi, M.S., University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India

Ruchi Kalra, M.S., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Bhopal, India

Tapasya Karemore, B.D.S., VSPM’s Dental College & Research Center, Nagpur, India

Manjinder Kaur, M.D., Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur, India

Peter Prasanth Kommu, M.D., Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India

Sabita Mohapatra, M.D., V.S.S. Medical College, Burla, India

Dhinakaran Mullai, M.Ph.T., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Gita Negi, M.D., Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT), Dehradun, India

Hetal Pandya, M.D., B.K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara, India

Neeti Rustagi, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India

Clarence Samuel, M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Nilima Shah, M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

Simerjit Singh, M.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Vijay Singh, B.Ph.T., Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, India

Krithica Srinivasan, M.Phil. Optometry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 3-9, 2013, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:

Yashodhara B.M., M.D., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Vidyadhar Bangal, M.D., Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, India

Lalita Chandan, M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Smita Chavan, M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Lalita Fernandes, M.D., Goa Medical College, Goa, India

Tushar Jagzape, M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India

Anju Kapoor, M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Kavita Krishna, M.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India

Dipti Lambade, M.D.S., VSPM’s Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur, India

Farzana Mahdi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, India

Usha Mg, M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Mohmmedirfan Momin, M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

Sangeeta Pednekar, M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Pankaja Raghav, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Satyaprakash Rane, M.Sc., Ph.D., Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

Wasim Shaikh, M.D., Ph.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

National Conference in Health Professions Education (NCHPE) 2013 – Call for Abstracts

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The 2013 National Conference in Health Professions Education (NCHPE) is accepting abstracts of work in health professions education through July 15, 2013.

NCHPE 2013 will be held September 24-28, 2013, at Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai, India. The theme of this year’s conference, “Progress through Partnership,” was developed around the idea that in order to translate social accountability into practice, appropriate partnerships must be nurtured through educational collaborations. NCHPE 2013 will provide participants with an opportunity to interact with health professions educators from different backgrounds and explore the strengths of working through partnerships. The conference offers sessions based on partnerships at various levels and for various contexts, in hopes of empowering participants to build fruitful relationships. For detailed conference information, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/nchpe1/home.

2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 5-11, 2013, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Veena Ajay, M.D., M.B.B.S., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Shaila Talengala Bhat, M.B.B.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Subhramoy Chaudhury, M.D., M.B.B.S., North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India

Rakesh Datta, M.S., M.B.B.S., Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Rakesh Kumar Dixit, M.D., M.B.B.S., Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Kanpur, India

Sandeep Dogra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Jammu, India

Parmod Kumar Goyal, M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, India

Shivani Jaswal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Nandini Kapoor, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Laxminarayan Kota Karanth, M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Sandeep Kaur, M.B.B.S., M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, India

Jyotsna Rimal, M.D.S., B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Anu Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.S., Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Lokendra Kumar Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sawai ManSingh Medical College, Jaipur, India

Vimala Thomas, M.B.B.S., Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Punam Verma, M.B.B.S., M.D., Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, India

2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 6-12, 2013, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2013 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Syed Ali, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Jayavardhana Arumugam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Gayathri Balasubramaniam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Rituparna Barooah, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Meghalaya, India

Rajnish Borkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, India

Ajay Halder, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Vijayshree Khairkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Meena Kukkamalla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

Anupa Lucas, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kottayam, India

Anupama Murthy, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Preethi Pai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Preethi Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Savita Ravindra, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Baby Subramanian, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Surekha Tayade, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Mahalakshmi Venugopalan, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore, India