Fellowship Program

IAMSE membersThe International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is pleased to offer the Medical Educator Fellowship.

Program Objective

Through targeted professional development in key aspects of medical education, the goal of this program is to develop well-rounded medical education scholars with additional evidence of specialized achievement that enhances and supports career advancement. As a capstone, this program offers the unique opportunity to complete a mentored project, where participants receive individualized mentorship and access to resources that may increase the likelihood of presentation or publication of their scholarly work.

Program Description

The program encourages proficiency in five content areas – curriculum design, teaching methods and strategies, assessment, educational scholarship, and leadership – that can be attained in three phases:

Prerequisite: Completion of an Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Program. Face-to-Face and Online Course options exist and will be accepted as prerequisite. A certificate of completion is required.

Fellowship Requirements:

Phase 1: Completion of twelve hours of faculty development workshops, half of which must be completed at an annual IAMSE meeting. The remainder may be completed either at an annual IAMSE, AMEE or Ottawa meeting. If taken at outside the IAMSE annual meeting, a certificate of completion is required. Faculty development workshops from other educational meetings are subject to approval by the Educational Scholarship Committee (typically completed within the first year).

Phase 2: Completion of a required capstone project, resulting in educational scholarship, which demonstrates application of content themes. Participants will be expected to submit the completed project as a poster or oral presentation to the IAMSE Annual Meeting or other international, peer-reviewed conference as approved by the IAMSE ES Committee (typically completed within the first two years, but not later than three years).

Click here to download the Fellowship Program Flyer.

Who Should Participate

The program is designed for medical science educators who have completed an ESME program, and are seeking to become more knowledgeable as educators and leaders. Participants will complete a project portfolio that demonstrates how they applied program content areas at their home institutions.

Application Requirements

Completion of the ESME course is required for enrollment in the IAMSE Medical Educator Fellowship. Applications to the Fellowship must be submitted by the IAMSE Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration deadline via the Annual Meeting Registration Form. The Fellowship fee of $500 USD includes the 3-hour Fellowship workshop and materials as well as individual and group mentoring by the Educational Scholarship Committee. Payment is due in full by the meeting’s Early Registration deadline. Refund requests must be received in writing one month prior to the course. No refunds will be made after that date.

For additional information contact the IAMSE admin team at support@iamse.org.