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GEMx Invites You to Hear from Our Partners

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GEMx will hold information sessions via web-conference to share information about GEMx and answer your questions. We invite you and your colleagues to attend one or both of the one-hour sessions listed below, which will include esteemed guest speakers from schools participating in the GEMx partnership:

April 22, 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States
Guest speakers:
Fadi Ghosen
Regulatory Affairs Administrator
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland—Medical University of Bahrain

Sohaila Cheema, MBBS, MPH
Instructor in Healthcare Policy and Research
Director, Department of Global and Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

April 23, 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time in the United States
Guest speaker:
Lilia Graue, MD
Head, Office of International Relations
Head, Unit for Research Liaison and Academic Exchange
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Medicina

To reserve your spot, please fill out the on-line sign-up form or send an e-mail to At these sessions you will learn about GEMx’s partners, the benefits of GEMx, and how GEMx works. We hope you can join us!

Please feel free to share this invitation with others at your school who may have an interest in attending. If you or your colleagues cannot join either of the scheduled sessions, GEMx staff would be more than happy to schedule a one-on-one session via Skype. Please click this link to schedule a Skype call or phone call with us.

The 2015 Student Projects for Health Competition Opens

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The 2015 Student Projects for Health competition application is now open!

GEMx is excited to support this competition, which recognizes currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. Key contributors to such projects are encouraged to apply.

Student Projects for Health is also supported by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and will be a feature of the joint conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) that will take place in Gauteng Province, South Africa, September 12–16, 2015.

GEMx looks forward to the competition and to learning more about projects that are improving the health of communities internationally! For more information and to apply, please visit

ECFMG Invites All Medical Schools Worldwide to Join the GEMxSM Partnership

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The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) today announced the launch of GEMx! The program’s official launch follows successful completion of a one-year pilot, during which 20 medical schools from 16 countries, and their students, used GEMx as part of their undergraduate medical education exchange process.

Now, all medical schools from around the world are invited to join the GEMx partnership; to enjoy the benefits of GEMx’s centralized, paperless elective management system; and to offer the benefits of GEMx to their students.

Speaking about the new program, Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, M.D., ECFMG’s President & Chief Executive Officer, said, “The goal of GEMx—to increase access to international exchanges in medical education—will help provide the world’s future physicians with the international perspective required to meet health care needs in an increasingly globalized world. It also speaks directly to ECFMG’s mission of enhancing medical education and promoting quality health care.”

To read the complete press release, click here.

Medical schools interested in learning more about the GEMx partnership are encouraged to contact us to set up a one-on-one appointment via Skype or teleconference. To arrange an appointment, use our convenient on-line booking system or send e-mail to We look forward to hearing from you!

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GEMxSM Sponsors FAIMER’s 2014 International Medical Education Day

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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

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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!