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ECFMG® Names Dr. Ravi Mamtani to Key Post in Developing Its Global Education in Medicine Exchange Program

Filed under: Advisory Committee General

ECFMG has named Ravinder Mamtani, MBBS, MD, MSc, as Chair of the Advisory Committee for its developing initiative, Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMxSM). Currently in pilot phase, GEMx will facilitate and promote international exchange in medical education. GEMx will serve medical schools around the world that offer international exchange opportunities as well as their students who choose to undertake such an exchange as part of their undergraduate medical education. Dr. Mamtani will chair the GEMx Advisory Committee for a two-year term, which began in January 2014.

Dr. Mamtani is an accomplished leader in global and public health, student affairs, curriculum development, and international medical education. He is Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Global and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, where he also serves as Associate Dean of Admissions. Dr. Mamtani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine both in Occupational Medicine and in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. He also is a Fellow both of the American College of Preventive Medicine and of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Mamtani has served on many government, hospital, and medical school committees.

In appointing Dr. Mamtani, ECFMG’s President & Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD, said, “The Advisory Committee plays a critical role in the ultimate success of GEMx. Dr. Mamtani brings the expertise, leadership, and vision needed to guide this important endeavor and to ensure that GEMx meets the needs of medical schools and students engaged in educational exchange around the world.”

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GEMxSM Advisory Committee Meeting Held in Prague, Czech Republic

Filed under: Advisory Committee General

A meeting of the GEMx Advisory Committee took place August 24, 2013, in Prague, Czech Republic, in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Also participating in the meeting were representatives from the ECFMG Board of Trustees, ECFMG staff, and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). Topics discussed at the meeting included the ongoing development of GEMx, as well as the upcoming second phase of the GEMx pilot, scheduled to begin in November 2013. Attendees of the meeting are listed below.

GEMx Advisory Committee

A. Mark Clarfield, MD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences, Israel
Lilia Graue, MD
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
James A. Hallock, MD
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), United States
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), United States
Hossam Hamdy, MBChB, DS, MCh, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Medical and Health Sciences Colleges, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Alice McGarvey, PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Ireland
M. Venkatraya Prabhu, MD
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India
Klaus Puschel, MD, MPH
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

ECFMG

Barry S. Smith, MD
Chair, Board of Trustees
Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dennis M. Donohue, CPA, MBA, MS
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Anna M. Iacone
Director, Global Education in Medicine Services
Atul Deshmukh, MS
Manager, Software Development
Tracy Gill, MLA
Administrative Manager, Initiatives and Business Process Development

International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)

Agostinho Moreira de Sousa
Liaison Officer to Medical Education

GEMxSM Advisory Committee to Meet in Qatar, January 2014

Filed under: Advisory Committee General

A meeting of the GEMx Advisory Committee and members of ECFMG staff is scheduled to take place January 15-16, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. The meeting will be hosted by Javaid I. Sheikh, MD, Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and by Advisory Committee member Ravinder Mamtani, MBBS, MD, MSc, Associate Dean for Global and Public Health and Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. The meeting will focus on GEMx program assessment and global partnership building.

GEMxSM Advisory Committee Meeting Held December 5–6, 2012, in Philadelphia

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Members of the GEMx Advisory Committee convened December 5–6, 2012, in Philadelphia to make recommendations for the development and sustainment of GEMx with an emphasis on the real-world needs of medical schools and students. The meeting included Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, M.D., President and CEO of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), as well as members of the ECFMG Board of Trustees. For details, please read the press release.

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