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FAIMER President John Norcini Announces Retirement

John J. Norcini, Ph.D., President and CEO of FAIMER, has announced that he will retire effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Norcini became FAIMER’s first president in May 2002, and has established numerous worldwide initiatives and programs in medical education, research, and data resource development during his 16-year tenure. William W. Pinsky, M.D., President and CEO… Continue reading FAIMER President John Norcini Announces Retirement

John Norcini Is Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., was honored to receive an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on May 15, 2015. The RCGP is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the United Kingdom, which works to promote excellence in primary health care. Fellowship is… Continue reading John Norcini Is Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners

John Norcini Is Awarded a Gold Medal by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., was honored to receive a gold medal from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), in recognition of his services to medical and postgraduate education. The medal was awarded during the 2nd SCFHS International Conference, held April 11-13, 2015, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The SCFHS is the organization… Continue reading John Norcini Is Awarded a Gold Medal by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

John Norcini Is Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) during an Awards Ceremony at the Annual Academic Meeting of the AoME on October 22, 2014, at The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in the United Kingdom. Honorary Fellowship is the highest award of… Continue reading John Norcini Is Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators

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

John Norcini Is Awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2014 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education for his important contributions to research in medical education, especially his pioneering research on knowledge decay, specialty certification, and the development of new methods of assessment. Dr. Norcini will receive the award and… Continue reading John Norcini Is Awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

FAIMER and King Abdulaziz University Sign Agreement to Develop MHPE Program

On December 16, 2012, FAIMER and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) signed an agreement to develop a Master’s in Health Professions Education (MHPE) program. According to the terms of the agreement, FAIMER and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will assist the KAU Faculty of Medicine in the development of a MHPE program aimed at… Continue reading FAIMER and King Abdulaziz University Sign Agreement to Develop MHPE Program

Omayma Hamed Wins Best Oral Presentation Prize at 2012 Saudi International Medical Education Conference

Omayma Hamed (PHIL 2011) of King Abdulaziz University won the Best Oral Presentation Prize at the 2012 Saudi International Medical Education Conference (SIMEC 2012), which took place April 22-26 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hamed’s presentation, co-authored by Adnan A. Al-Mazrooa and Mahmoud S. Al-Ahwal, was titled “A Structured Assessed Longitudinal Procedural Skills Training Course… Continue reading Omayma Hamed Wins Best Oral Presentation Prize at 2012 Saudi International Medical Education Conference

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

2010 Richard Farrow Gold Medal Awarded to FAIMER President John Norcini

FAIMER President John J. Norcini, Ph.D., was awarded the 2010 Richard Farrow Gold Medal at the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) 2010 Scientific Meeting, “Medical Education: Innovation in a Traditional World,” which took place July 21-23, at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The Richard Farrow Gold Medal was established… Continue reading 2010 Richard Farrow Gold Medal Awarded to FAIMER President John Norcini

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