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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

John Norcini Speaks at Accreditation Workshop in Taiwan

FAIMER President and CEO John J. Norcini, Ph.D., was an invited speaker, along with members of the Liason Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Secretariat, at a workshop on accreditation conducted at the International Conference on Medical Education and Accreditation, July 27–28, 2009, in Taiwan. The invitation was extended by Chi-Wan Lai, M.D., Executive Secretary, Medical… Continue reading John Norcini Speaks at Accreditation Workshop in Taiwan

John Norcini Conducts Student Certification and Assessment Workshops in Santiago, Chile

The Office of Educational Development at the Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana, Universidad del Desarrollo, in Santiago, Chile, invited FAIMER President and CEO, John Norcini, Ph.D., to conduct workshops on student certification and assessment, June 23-25, 2009. Many faculty members from the university, including FAIMER Institute Fellows, were in attendance. Dr. Norcini led workshops for… Continue reading John Norcini Conducts Student Certification and Assessment Workshops in Santiago, Chile

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini Receives Hubbard Award

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) John P. Hubbard Award. Established in 1983, in honor of the late John P. Hubbard, M.D., long-time esteemed CEO of the NBME, the award is presented to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the… Continue reading FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini Receives Hubbard Award

The Network: TUFH Annual Meeting

The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Meeting took place in Kampala, Uganda in September. FAIMER leaders were among those in attendance. John Norcini, FAIMER President; John Boulet, Associate Vice President for Research; and William Burdick, Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute, presented a full-day workshop on changing student assessment.… Continue reading The Network: TUFH Annual Meeting

Workshops in Assessment Held at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

In May 2007, a two-day workshop was held at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) that focused on assessment in the medical school. The agenda for the workshops was developed in collaboration with the Dean of the medical school and the topics addressed included 1) the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX), 2) the structured oral… Continue reading Workshops in Assessment Held at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

7th International Conference on Medical Regulation – November 11-14, 2006 Wellington, New Zealand

The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) 7th International Conference on Medical Education was hosted by the Medical Council of New Zealand from November 11-14 in Wellington, New Zealand. The conference, titled Medical Regulation: Global Issues – Shared Solutions, featured a number of presentations, panel discussions, and workshops on topics such as cultural competence,… Continue reading 7th International Conference on Medical Regulation – November 11-14, 2006 Wellington, New Zealand

Medical Education in Iran Undergoing Reform

Medical education in Iran is moving towards curricular reform and competency-based postgraduate medical education. As part of this reform, FAIMER President, John J. Norcini, Ph.D., received an invitation from the Council for Graduate Medical Education of Iran to run a series of workshops on assessment. In July 2006, faculty from universities of medical sciences throughout… Continue reading Medical Education in Iran Undergoing Reform

FAIMER President Participates in 3rd Indonesian Medical Education Meeting and Expo

John J. Norcini, Ph.D., FAIMER President, served as a guest speaker and faculty member at the 3rd Indonesian Medical Education Meeting and Expo that was held on June 5-7, 2006 in Bali, Indonesia. Dr. Norcini taught in one workshop entitled Assessment of Clinical Competencies/Mini-CEX and made presentations at the Clinical Competence Assessment and Clinical Specialist… Continue reading FAIMER President Participates in 3rd Indonesian Medical Education Meeting and Expo

FAIMER Holds Symposium at 12th International Ottawa Conference

FAIMER staff members presented on various research projects and initiatives at the FAIMER Symposium of International Medical Education Issues at the 12th International Ottawa Conference on Clinical Competence, May 20-24, 2006 in New York City. Topics included: accreditation processes throughout the world, characteristics of the world’s medical schools, migration from Africa to the United States,… Continue reading FAIMER Holds Symposium at 12th International Ottawa Conference

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