GSMC FAIMER Regional Institute
17th GSMC FAIMER REGIONAL INSTITUTE 2022 - 2024
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) is a sister organization of Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA and has been successfully running faculty development fellowships since 2000 in USA. Encouraged by the success of these programs, it was decided to take these programs right to the doorsteps of medical educators. To begin with, the first such Institute was commissioned at the Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 2005. At present, many regional institutes are being conducted across the world.
The Objectives of the Regional Institute are
To enable the educators of health professionals to:
- Become effective teachers
- Be proficient in general leadership and management skills
- Develop positive attitudes towards teaching and learning
- Make learning relevant to health needs of the community
- Plan and implement a curriculum innovation project
- Develop network amongst the medical educators
For whom is this fellowship?
The fellowship of Regional Institute is open to all teachers of health professions (Medical, Nursing, Physiotherapy and allied branches) working in recognized colleges who wish to upgrade their qualifications and are keen to develop their education research and impartation skills. The fellowship is a two-year long program and consists of five sessions. If you get selected for GSMC-FAIMER you need to be able to dedicate a minimum of 2-3 hours per week, over ten months for project related work and for contribution to online discussions. The deadlines for submissions should be met with.
Method of Selection
A review committee of the Regional Institute in consultation with FAIMER Directors will select the candidates. Previous experience in medical education technology and curriculum development, quality of the submitted curricular project, participation in medical education activities and facilities available at the participant's institute, representation from same discipline from the various institutes will be considered besides the curriculum vitae of the applicants.
How Does GSMC-FAIMER Work?
The program comprises:
First session: July 11-19, 2022 – Online synchronous training program
Second session : July 2022 – April 2023 - This session will be online asynchronous interactive discussions
Third Session: Physical Onsite / Online Synchronous in April 2023 (Details will be informed in JAN. 2023)
Fourth Session: May 2023 – April 2024, online asynchronous Networking, Mentoring and Learning session
Fifth Session: Onsite / Online Synchronous in April 2024 (Details will be informed in JAN. 2024) – One day CME / Workshop and Graduation (Certification)
In consultation with your departmental colleagues and with necessary approvals from your department and institute you are required to develop any education related project e.g. implementing newer T L methods, assessment methods, development of curricula, program evaluation, etc. You need to hone computing and networking skills for the synchronous and asynchronous online sessions
* Limited funding is available to support the Fellows for course materials and course fee . However, Fellows (or their institutions) are responsible for the travel and accommodation expenses (in future onsite sessions if any). Similarly, the costs involved in carrying out the project are also not covered.
GSMC FAIMER Regional Institute Contact Details
Dr. Praveen B Iyer, Co-director, email@example.com, 9892859202
Dr. Henal R Shah, Co-director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 9323193505
Dr. Munira A Hirkani, Associate Director, email@example.com, 8779042614
GSMC FAIMER REGIONAL INSTITUTE
C/o Department of Medical Education, 4th Floor, College Building, Seth G S Medical College & KEM Hospital,
Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400012, Maharashtra, India. Tel : 91 22 24107624
Administrative Staff: Ms. Ashwini Sawant & Mrs. Anushka Kadam Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org