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Issue Fifteen - May 3, 2010

Data Exchange to Provide FAIMER with Information on International Medical Schools

FAIMER has begun to receive information from international medical schools that will allow it to enhance its web-based resources on international medical education. Included is information about the schools’ student body, application requirements, medical curriculum, and teaching methods. Full article>>

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PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute 2010

The first residential session of the 2010 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute takes place April 24-30, 2010, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. Full article>>

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FAIMER Fellows to Participate in Educational Leadership Program at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden

Five FAIMER Fellows have been selected to participate in “Leading for Change in Health Professions Education,” an international program to be held May 17-20, 2010, at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Yuvaraj Bhosale (GSMC 2008), Animesh Jain (PSG 2008), Michan Malca (PHIL 2008), Himanshu Pandya (CMCL 2007), and Supten Sarbadhikari (PSG 2007) are among the 10 health professions educators invited to take part in the program. Yuvaraj Bhosale and Michan Malca were both awarded scholarships to the program. Full article>>

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FAIMER International Faculty Member at The Open University Awarded Funding to Train Doctors in Ethiopia

The Open University (OU) in the United Kingdom has been awarded funding to work with the Distance Learning Medical Centre (DLMC) program in Ethiopia. The program, led by FAIMER international faculty member Professor Janet Grant (Director of the Centre for Education in Medicine at OU) and Professor Mike Stewart (OU Faculty of Science), will train doctors specifically for practice in areas of the country that currently have limited medical provision. Full article>>

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International Health Professions Education Conferences to Be Held in México

The Asociación Méxicana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina, A.C. (AMFEM) invites health professions educators from around the world to participate in the 2nd International Congress on Medical Education and the 1st International Congress on Medical Education Simulation, to be held concurrently, May 31-June 4, 2010, in Cancún, México. The combined conferences will focus on the impact of globalization on medical education and address topics such as teaching methods, evaluation, research, continuing education, academic mobility, and health professions employment issues. Full article>>

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Opportunities in MedEd

Distance learning modules on the theme of “Self-review and Accreditation” are now being offered through FAIMER, The Open University Centre for Medical Education (OUCEM), and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). The module on “Gathering, Analyzing and Presenting Evidence for Self-review” is currently open for registration. Each module costs $85.00 US and space is limited. more >>

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Research Corner

FAIMER has added several new pages to the Research section of its website. These pages highlight data collected by recent research activities in the domains of international migration of physicians, United States physician workforce issues, and international medical education programs. more>>

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[last update: May 3, 2010]