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Issue Twelve - August 10, 2007

FAIMER Institute 2008 Applications Available Beginning August 1

Applications are now being accepted for the FAIMER Institute 2008. The FAIMER Institute is a two-year part-time fellowship program designed for international health professions faculty from South Asia, Africa, and Latin America who have the potential to play a key role in improving health professions education at their schools. The program, conducted in English, is uniquely designed to teach education methods and leadership skills, as well as to develop strong professional bonds with other health professions educators around the world. Residential sessions take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the first residential session (three weeks) beginning October 5, 2008. A proposal for an education innovation project, supported by the applicant’s school, is required for consideration, and projects that demonstrate a link to improved health in the community will be given higher priority.

Click here to apply for the 2008 Institute Class.

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New Features on the FAIMER Website

FAIMER has added a new section to its homepage, Observations from the Field. Fellows share notes on health professions education and health care around the world.

Data on FAIMER Institute and Regional Institute Fellows is now available in a sortable table. Sortable fields include the first and last name, medical school, country, Institute Class and Institute Program.

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Other News from FAIMER

GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute

(August 1, 2007)

FAIMER’s first Regional Institute, the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, turned three years old in June 2007, as Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India welcomed 16 new Fellows for the beginning session of their two-year program, and welcomed back 16 Fellows from the 2006 class as they began their second on-site session.

For additional information on the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, see www.faimer.org/education/regional.html#mumbai.

Karolinska Institute Workshop

(July 5, 2007)

Interactive teaching in a multi-cultural context was the theme of a two-day workshop at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm conducted by Bill Burdick, Associate Vice President for Education, FAIMER, and Jonas Nordquist, Director, Medical Case Center, KI, during the first week in June.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#karolinska.

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

(June 11, 2007)

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.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#just.

Education for Health Now Available On-line

(June 11, 2007)

The Network: Towards Unity for Health has announced that its journal, Education for Health (EfH), is now available on-line and is free of charge. Information in the journal is unrestricted. The on-line journal replaces the print version of the journal.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#efhonline.

PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

(May 17, 2007)

Sixteen medical educators from India, Nepal, and Iran took part in the first PSG‑FAIMER South Asia Regional Institute held in Coimbatore, India, April 16‑20, 2007.

For additional information on the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, see www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#psg.

FAME Course to be Held at AMEE Meeting

(May 17, 2007)

Fundamentals of Assessment in Medical Education (FAME), a basic-level course on educational assessment, will be introduced at the next Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) meeting August 25-29, 2007 in Trondheim, Norway.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#fame.

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