We are grateful to PGMI, Peshawar, and FAIMER
, Philadelphia, for the projector support, to Mia Solomon for editorial comments, and the participating Residents and SPs.
Dr Nadeem Akbar visited USA to participate FAIMER
meeting held on 22nd Oct 2009 and in the invitation it was stated that organization will pay all kind of travelling and accommodation charges but Dr Nadeem Akbar claimed Rs 146,863 for air ticket and Rs 66,568 of TA/DA from PM&DC.
The university is listed in the FAIMER
International Medical Education Directory and in the AVICENNA Directory for medicine.
The authors acknowledge Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for granting STS ICMR project to Yasir Alvi, and FAIMER
Regional Institute, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, for granting FAIMER
project to Syed Ziaur Rahman.
Leading health care practitioners from the US, who also made their presentation during the symposium were Dr John Norcini, president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER
) in Philadelphia, Dr Albert Lowenfels, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine at New York Medical College, Professor A Donny Strosberg from the Department of Infectology, Scripps Research Institute in Florida and Stephen S Seeling, JD, vice-president for Operations, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in Philadelphia.
Organizations such as General Medical Council (GMC) UK, World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER
) have all stressed the importance of modifying the curriculum to fulfill the needs of future doctors [11-18].
John Boulet from FAIMER
and ECFMG USA also briefly addressed the meeting and said such plateforms provide us opportunities to learn and re-learn.
Broader education processes like the "Activators of Processes of Change in the Higher Education of Health Professionals" and the "Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research" (FAIMER
) proposed large-scale education in the specialization level for teachers with the aim of facilitating the implementation of changes.
This project was a part of the project in FAIMER
of the first author.
In addition the websites of the Ministry of Health Government of Pakistan; PMDC; College of Physicians and surgeons Pakistan (CPSP); General Medical Council (GMC) UK; Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER
) were explored for additional data and insight.
The presentations were presented by Associate Dean, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, President and Chief Executive Officer, FAIMER
, USA John Norcini, Visiting fellow of the Australian National University, Canberra Australia, Assistant Prof.
Summary of online discussion on non-scholastic abilities: Personnel communi-cation-through internet; July 2007 by the FAIMER