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BMC Medical Education Publishes Special Supplement Edition on Accreditation of Health Professions Education

In 2012, the International Health Professions Accreditation Outcomes Consortium (IHPAOC) was founded to advance our global understanding of health professions education (HPE) accreditation and create a community of practice across the education and training continuum. IHPAOC members from around the world held two summit meetings and conducted a collaborative process to identify priority topics and… Continue reading BMC Medical Education Publishes Special Supplement Edition on Accreditation of Health Professions Education

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Authors Two Papers on Accreditation Issues

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten recently authored two papers on accreditation issues. This research advances the FAIMER goals of maintaining accurate, publicly-available data resources that promote an understanding of the world’s health professions education systems and helping to inform Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) policy. The first paper, written in conjunction with… Continue reading FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Authors Two Papers on Accreditation Issues

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Publishes Article on Recognition of Accrediting Agencies

An article about the evaluation and recognition of agencies that accredit medical education programs authored by FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten was recently published online by the journal Quality in Higher Education. Accreditation provides a level of legitimacy to medical education programs; however, the agencies responsible for accreditation may vary in their scope, governance,… Continue reading FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Publishes Article on Recognition of Accrediting Agencies

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Coauthors NEJM Perspective on U.S.-Citizen International Medical Graduates

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten, Ph.D., and N. Lynn Eckhert, M.D., Dr.P.H., of Partners HealthCare International, recently coauthored a Perspective piece for the New England Journal of Medicine, titled “U.S.-Citizen International Medical Graduates—A Boon for the Workforce?” Nearly 14% of applicants for residency positions in the United States are U.S.-citizen graduates of international medical… Continue reading FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Coauthors NEJM Perspective on U.S.-Citizen International Medical Graduates

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

New FAIMER Research Supports Value of Accreditation in Medical Education

Accreditation of medical schools is generally accepted as important, yet little has been published about its impact. FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten and FAIMER Director of Research and Data Resources Danette McKinley, along with colleagues Irene Durante Montiel (PHIL 2008) and Concepcion V. Pijano, explore the impact of accreditation in Mexico and the Philippines… Continue reading New FAIMER Research Supports Value of Accreditation in Medical Education

Marta van Zanten Earns Ph.D. and Examines the Value of Medical School Accreditation

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten graduated in May 2012 from the College of Health Professions and Social Work at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Public Health. The title of her dissertation was “The Association between Medical Education Accreditation and the Examination Performance of Internationally Educated Physicians Seeking… Continue reading Marta van Zanten Earns Ph.D. and Examines the Value of Medical School Accreditation

FAIMER Staff Members Appointed to Key Positions in AERA Division I

FAIMER staff members Jack Boulet, Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources; Danette McKinley, Director, Research and Data Resources; and Marta van Zanten, Research Associate, have been appointed to key positions in Division I of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Division I – Education in the Professions, is dedicated to promoting research and… Continue reading FAIMER Staff Members Appointed to Key Positions in AERA Division I

Marta van Zanten Wins RIME Outstanding Paper Award

FAIMER Research Associate Marta van Zanten, Ph.D. (cand.), is the recipient of the 2009 Research in Medical Education (RIME) Outstanding Paper Award for the paper, “Medical Education in the Caribbean: Variability in Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification Rates and United States Medical Licensing Examination Attempts,” co-authored by FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research… Continue reading Marta van Zanten Wins RIME Outstanding Paper Award

2007 AERA Annual Meeting

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), The World of Educational Quality, took place from April 9-13 in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting highlighted significant research around the globe to improve educational systems, address access and opportunity, and strengthen student learning and achievement. Through approximately 2,400 peer-reviewed research symposia, panels, and other… Continue reading 2007 AERA Annual Meeting

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