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Professor Subha Ramani details her role in AMEE, her drives, her career and the benefits of taking part in the AMEE Fellowship Scheme.

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Since early in my career, I have been committed to providing high-quality patient care as well as educating trainees to be outstanding clinicians. To pursue my passion in medical education and enable professional growth as an educator, I have undergone extensive training in medical education, including the Stanford Faculty Development and Harvard Macy Programs, and graduated with a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee. Currently enrolled in a PhD in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University, I anticipate defense by the end of 2018.

I hold a few key educational leadership roles at Harvard Medical School. As the Director of Evaluation for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I lead residency assessment and feedback initiatives. In addition, I designed and implemented a Scholars in Medical Education track, a medical education concentration pathway for Internal Medicine residents. In my role as the Director of Research and Scholarship for the Harvard Macy Institute, my remit is to collaborate with and mentor institute scholars and faculty as they engage in educational scholarship.

My active engagement in educational scholarship includes research and non-research papers in medical education published in core medical education journals, book chapters, and new education curricula. In my current PhD training in Health Professions Education at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, my research aims to explore institutional feedback culture, and enhance the learning culture to support feedback aimed at professional growth.

I have been an AMEE member for over a decade, presented several preconference and conference workshops and symposia at AMEE meetings over the years and contributed to AMEE through involvement in key committee work, and editorial roles in Medical Teacher and Mededpublish. In 2016, I was fortunate to have been appointed a member of the AMEE Executive Committee. As is evident, I consider AMEE as my ‘home’ organization and keen to serve its mission. When asked to take on the role as Vice Chair of the AMEE Fellowship Committee, I accepted with enthusiasm. This role gives me a great opportunity to mentor novice educators and facilitate their career development and scholarly efforts. Having benefitted from the wisdom and generosity of experienced educator mentors, I feel strongly that I need to give back to health professions education by mentoring future generations of educators.
Dr. Subha Ramani MBBS, MMEd, FAMEE, PhD (candidate) Director, Scholars in Medical Education Pathway Internal Medicine Residency Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Director of Research and Scholarship, Harvard Macy Institute Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School AMEE Executive Committee member Vice-Chair of Fellowship Committee

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