IMEX (International Medical Educators EXchange) is a collaboration between five medical education institutions, to promote faculty development for educational leaders by enabling site visits to the collaborating locations. The next McGill IMEX Exchange will be May 2014.
The site locations are as follows:
University Medical Centre Utrecht – Utrecht, The Netherlands
McGill University Faculty of Medicine – Montreal, Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine – Halifax, Canada
Karolinska Institutet Faculty of Medicine – Stockholm, Sweden
St. George's Hospital Medical School – London, United Kingdom
We welcome participants from all Faculties and Schools of Medicine. Participants required to commit to at least three site visits within two-year time frame. The primary aim of the IMEX site visits is to acquire knowledge about the practice of medical education in other schools "from the inside", by being on site, talking to professors and students, observing and discussing education, and engaging in as many activities as possible. During the site visits, the scholars are encouraged to arrange personal meetings with colleagues, both new and old, to explore common interests and stimulate collaboration.
McGill hosted its third IMEX site visit from October 24th to 28th, 2011.
The IMEX participants who visited McGill University in 2011 were:
Bo Bertilson, MD – Karolinska Institutet
Barbara Blackie, MD, PhD – Dalhousie University
Ronald Gottesman, MD – McGill University
Hans Hjelmqvist, MD, PhD – Karolinska Institutet
Wendy A. Stewart, MD, PhD, MSc - Dalhousie University
Annika Wernerson, MD, PhD - Karolinska Institutet
IMEX 2011 - Montreal
Top row: Dr. Ronald Gottesman, Dr. Yvonne Steinert, and Dr. Bo Bertilson
Row 2: Dr. Barbara Blackie and Dr. Annika Wernerson
Row 3: Dr. Hans Hjelmqvist, Dr. Wendy Stewart and Dr. Linda Snell
Bottom row: Ms. Melissa-Ann Cobbler, Ms. Janice Ho and Ms. Audrey Lew
The IMEX program included: an overview of the Centre for Medical Education and Faculty Development Office at McGill; an overview of the curriculums (undergraduate and postgraduate); visits to clinical teaching sites; a tour of the McGill Medical Simulation Centre; a workshop on Feedback with up to 60 faculty members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine; opportunities to meet students and fellows; and much more.
For more information on IMEX, please visit the IMEX website.