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Issue Thirteen - July 9, 2008

Directory of Master’s Programs in Health Professions Education

As the number of master’s programs in health professions education increases and interest in these programs also increases, the need to have program information readily available in a centralized location has become apparent.

This directory, developed in conjunction with directors of master’s programs in health professions education, presents the results of a survey FAIMER developed with staff from the master’s programs.

See: www.faimer.org/resources/mastersmeded.html.

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Other News from FAIMER

Vanessa Burch, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Ph.D., Named Chair of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cape Town

(May 16, 2008)

FAIMER Institute faculty member Vanessa Burch, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Ph.D., has been named Professor and Chair of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#vburch.

2008 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute

(May 16, 2008)

A new class of 16 Fellows attended the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Coimbatore, India, April 16-21, 2008.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#psg08.

2008 FAIMER Institute Fellows Announced

(April 30, 2008)

Sixteen international health professions educators who represent academic institutions from 13 countries around the world have been selected as Fellows of FAIMER Institute 2008.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#instfellows08.

2008 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute

(April 30, 2008)

On January 16, 2008, the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana (CMCL) welcomed a new class of 16 Fellows at the CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#a2008cmcl.

2008 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute

(April 30, 2008)

The first session of the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) began on February 20, 2008, in Cape Town, South Africa, marking the launch of FAIMER’s first regional initiative on the continent of Africa.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#safri2008.

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News from Other Organizations

April 2008 Issue of Education for Health

(May 12, 2008)

The April 2008 issue of Education for Health (Volume 21, Issue 1) is now available on the journal’s website. In this issue, a brief communication entitled, "An Example of Program Evaluation Project in Undergraduate Medical Education" was co-authored by several faculty members from the Medical Education Department at Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine in Turkey, including 2002 IFME Fellow Berna Musal and 2003 FAIMER Institute Fellow Huseyin Cahit Taskiran.

See: http://educationforhealth.net/articles/defaultnew.asp.

The Network: Towards Unity for Health to Hold International Conference in Chia-Bogotá, Colombia, September 27 - October 2, 2008

(April 30, 2008)

The 2008 conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health will be held in Chia-Bogotá, Colombia, from September 27 to October 2, 2008, in cooperation with the Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#network2008.

New AMEE Guide Series

(April 23, 2008)

Ronald M. Harden, M.D., General Secretary of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), recently announced the launch of a new AMEE Guide Series.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2008/index.html#ameeguide.

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[last update: July 9, 2008]