Featured Member: Peter de Jong, MSE Editor-in-Chief

This year I will be celebrating my 10th year as a member of IAMSE. I joined the organization in 2007 when I was invited to attend the meeting in Cleveland, OH. It was there that I had the opportunity to meet so many new wonderful people. The association felt like a welcome home where dedicated educators shared their passion about teaching and training young people towards a career as health science professionals. I joined the Board of Directors as Vice-President in 2008, and I worked to strengthen the international perspective of the organization. In 2010, I was entrusted with the position of Editor-in-Chief of the association’s online peer-reviewed journal, Medical Science Educator. I still enjoy working to transform this publication into a professional and respected journal in the international medical education research literature. Within IAMSE there are many opportunities to learn from others about current best practice in education, to network with colleagues, and to have inspiring discussions at the annual meeting. Whether you are an educator in the basic or clinical health sciences, in medicine, nursing, PA or otherwise, from the US or from elsewhere in the world, I feel we all should be members of IAMSE and participate in this wonderful family of educators!