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The 16th Annual IAMSE Meeting taking place from 23-26 June, 2012 will include the oppertunity to take place in AMEE's Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Course.

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The 16th Annual IAMSE Meeting taking place from 23-26 June, 2012 will include the oppertunity to take place in AMEE's Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Course.
The concept of a course covering the essential skills in medical education built around an educational conference including pre- and post-conference workshops has proved popular. Successful courses have now been run since 2005 in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. In collaboration with IAMSE, AMEE is pleased to offer the ESME course at the IAMSE 2012 Meeting in Portland. With the increasing professionalisation of medical education, the need for teachers in the healthcare professions to have training in teaching is widely recognized.
Whilst many institutions worldwide offer Diploma and Masters courses in medical education, there is a lack of accredited basic level courses. The ESME Programme has been designed to meet the need for an entry level teaching qualification. ESME will be of particular interest to teachers who are engaging with medical education for the first time, or who have been given some new responsibilities or assignment relating to teaching. Others are finding the ESME Programme useful as a refresher course or update.
The course at the IAMSE Meeting is designed to be specifically relevant to medical science educators.
The ESME Programme is accredited by AMEE and approved by an international Advisory Board. It has been designed around a set of competencies that all practising teachers should possess. These include: Effective Teaching, Skilled Educational Planning and Informed Assessment and Evaluation.
For additional information regarding this course or the other sessions offered during the 16th Annual IAMSE Meeting, please go to: http://www.iamseconference.org

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