FOREIGN FACULTY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN THE BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES (FFFP)
Administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: To enable teachers of the basic medical sciences in medical schools abroad to teach and study in medical schools in the United States. Awards are intended to enhance the faculty scholar’s knowledge and teaching skills in these sciences, and to stimulate international exchange of information in science and technology. The fellowships are not intended to support research programs or a formal curriculum leading to a degree.
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Programs of six months’ duration are provided for senior-level faculty who can benefit from programs with less emphasis on teaching and more exposure to administration and curriculum planning and implementation. Programs for junior to mid-level faculty are one year in length and are designed to enhance the faculty scholars’ knowledge and teaching skills in the basic medical sciences. As the program emphasis for junior to mid-level faculty is on teaching of undergraduate medical students, such teaching must comprise at least 70% of their educational programs.
ELIGIBILITY: A candidate must: I) have not less than three years of teaching experience as a full-time faculty member in one or more of the basic medical sciences; 2) have a graduate or professional degree (at minimum an M.Sc. or the equivalent); 3) document proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken; 4) have a guaranteed faculty position to return to upon completion of the fellowship; 5) have endorsement of the home country institution for the proposed educational program, and permission for a leave of absence or sabbatical leave.
AWARD:The award provides round trip airfare, a stipend for living expenses, and health insurance.
PROGRAM DATES: Application materials for the 1997-98 FFFP program year will be after January 1, 1997. Awards will be announced in May, 1998.
Magdalena Miranda, M.S.
Director, Program Planning and Development
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 475
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone:(+) 1-202-293-9320 Fax: (+) 1-202-457-0751
PAMELA C. CHAMPE, Ph.D., RECEIVES THE ALPHA OMEGA
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BASIC SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR
The Alpha-Omega-Alpha (A~2A) honor medical association awarded its 1995 Distinguished Teacher Award for Senior Faculty in the basic sciences to our fellow member Pamela C. Champe, Ph.D. Dr. Champe is a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she serves as co-course director for Medical Biochemistry. She has played a key role in developing an Health Careers Training Program for underrepresented/minority students at UMDNJ and she is the editor of the highly successful Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews in Biochemistry and Pharmacology. The A~2A award is presented at the annual AAMC meeting and represents the highest accolade for a medical educator. The BSEF extends its congratulations to Dr. Champe for her well deserved award.