ERIC Number: EJ1132024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Global Leadership Model for Health Professions Education--A Case Study of the FAIMER Program
Ladhani, Zahra; Shah, Henal; Wells, Ray; Friedman, Stacey; Bezuidenhout, Juanita; van Heerden, Ben; Campos, Henry; Morahan, Page S.
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n4 spec iss p67-91 2015
The health workforce of the 21st century has enormous challenges; health professionals need to be both experts in their field and equipped with leadership and managerial skills. These skills are not part of the regular curriculum, so specific programs bridging this gap are required. Since 2001, FAIMER®, with eight centers across the globe, has worked to create health professions education leaders through transformational learning experiences, developing a global community of practice encompassing over 40 countries. We describe the design, implementation, evaluation, and evolution of the leadership and management curriculum component of the global Institute over 15 years. The curriculum is developed and updated through practices that keep faculty and fellows connected, aligned, and learning together. The article highlights the unique features, challenges faced, and sustainability issues. With a robust mixed methods evaluation, there are substantial reasons to believe that the model works, is adaptable and replicable to meet local needs. The program is playing an important role of answering the call for training positive, strengths-based, collaborative leaders who are socially accountable and embrace the challenges for high quality equitable health care around the globe.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Personnel, Case Studies, Leadership Training, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education), Mixed Methods Research, Models, Transformative Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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