The Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellowship Program, Africa

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The Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellowship Program, Africa

Study Subject :

Student assessment, Educational application of information technology, Health systems integration, community-based health professions education, Problem-based learning, clinical skills development

Employer : Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

Level : Graduate

SAFRI Fellowship Description :

The Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) offers a fellowship program that can be completed in 17 months, with an option to continue working with a SAFRI faculty mentor on an individual scholarship project for an additional seven months.

The core fellowship program is comprised of three residential sessions with two distance learning sessions between them. The residential sessions are held in South Africa.

The first two are held one year apart. The third (final) residential session occurs approximately four months after the second residential session and includes attendance at the annual conference of the South Africa Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE).

Curriculum topics include student assessment, good teaching practices, program evaluation, distance learning, leadership, change management, project design and management, conflict management, educational research and scholarship, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.

SAFRI’s distance learning sessions focus on the mentoring of Fellows, network building, and the exchange of ideas through participation in an internet discussion group.

Fellows are also required to design and implement a faculty development workshop at their home institution during the second distance learning session as part of their professional portfolio.

Over the course of the program, each Fellow designs and implements an education innovation project at his or her home institution.

Project summaries and results are shared by Fellows in poster presentations during the second residential session.

Each Fellow also prepares an abstract of the project for submission to the SAAHE conference.

Fellowship Application Deadline : October 2010.

For further Fellowship Information and Application visit : http://safri.faimerfri.org/the-fellowship/