GEMxSM Sponsors FAIMER’s 2014 International Medical Education Day
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.