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GEMxSM Sponsors FAIMER’s 2014 International Medical Education Day

Filed under: General Meetings & Conferences

On October 22, 2014, GEMx was proud to sponsor the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research’s (FAIMER’s) 2014 International Medical Education (IME) Day. The event was marked by an intensive four-hour face-to-face and virtual workshop titled “Global Student Exchanges: How Can They Work for Everyone?” Dr. Jon Dowell, Head of the Division of Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland, led the workshop, which focused on global exchanges as they relate to students, faculty, and health professions institutions. More than 100 health professions educators, administrators, students, and guests exchanged ideas and knowledge on the roles of home and host institutions offering exchanges, moral and ethical issues, fair and equitable exchanges, and identifying success principles to design evaluation models. Dr. Dowell described the workshop participants as “almost certainly the largest team of experienced educators to ever collectively consider these issues.”

GEMx would like to thank FAIMER for the wonderful opportunity to interact with some of the world’s finest health professions educators, many of whom expressed interest in GEMx’s efforts to foster international exchanges through partnerships.

Visit the GEMxSM Booth at the 2014 Annual Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health

Filed under: General Meetings & Conferences

GEMx invites you to drop by our exhibit (booth #36) at the 2014 Annual Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH), to be held November 19-23, in Fortaleza, Brazil. GEMx representative Anna Iacone, Director of Global Education in Medicine Services at ECFMG®, will be on-hand to share information about GEMx, answer any questions you may have, and chat about international exchange in medical education. Also attending the conference will be representatives from the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), a key partner of both GEMx and The Network: TUFH.

The annual conference of The Network: TUFH is a highly interactive meeting devoted to advancing health professions education internationally in an effort to promote equity, quality, and cost-effectiveness in health care. The conference is held in a different region of the world each year. The theme for the 2014 conference is “Strengthening health professions education as a policy to improve health,” and participants from more than 40 countries are expected to attend.

We look forward to seeing you in Fortaleza!