IMEX

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 founding and participating medical schools are known for innovative contributions to medical education and faculty development in general and have a record of excellence in research and development in medical education. The programme was founded by five schools from Europe and Canada: University Medical Center Utrecht – The Netherlands, McGill University Faculty of Medicine – Canada, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine – Canada, Karolinska Institutet – Sweden, and St Georges University – UK. Over time participating institutions have evolved to now include institutes from the USA and Asia. The currently participating medical schools are listed below.

The six schools currently involved are:
  • University Medical Center Utrecht - The Netherlands
  • Karolinska Institutet - Sweden
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine - Canada
  • University of Leeds - United Kingdon
  • MedStar Georgetown University - USA
  • DUKE-NUS Medical School - Singapore

All share a strong interest in research and development in medical education. They are ready to provide support for experienced faculty members who have a strong interest in education, and who wish to expand their teaching horizons and educational expertise with international experience.

McGill hosted its fifth and last IMEX site visit from May 7-11, 2018.

The IMEX participants who visited McGill University in 2018 were:

Aida Wahlgren, MD - Karolinska Institutet
Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, MD - University Medical Center Utrecht
Mini Ruiz, MD - Karolinska Institutet
Pia Lundman, MD - Karolinska Institutet
Fiona Bergin, MD - Dalhousie University
Marielle Jambroes - University Medical Center Utrecht
Ellinor Kenne - Karolinska Institutet
Ann-Sofie Backman - Karolinska Institutet

IMEX 2018 - Montreal
Row 3: Dr. P. Lundman, Dr. Y. Steinert, Dr. M. Ruiz, and Ms. C. Regier
Row 2: Dr. A.-S. Backman, Dr. L. Snell, Dr. M. Wijnen-Meijer, Dr. F. Bergin, and Ms. A. Lew
Row 1: Dr. E. Kenne, Dr. A. Wahlgren, and Dr. M. Jambroes
 

The IMEX participants who visited McGill University in 2014 were:

Stewart Cameron, MD – Dalhousie University
Lars Henningsohn, MD – Karolinska Institutet
Katherine Joekes, PhD - St. George's University of London
Markus Martin, MD – McGill University
Henk. W.R. Schreuder, MD - Utrecht University
Anders Sondén, MD – Karolinska Institutet
H.E. Westerveld, MD - Utrecht University



IMEX 2014 - Montreal
Back row: Dr. L. Snell, Dr. M. Martin, Dr. L. Henningsohn, Dr. H.E. Westerveld, Ms. M. Como, and Dr. Y. Steinert
Row 3: Ms. A. Lew, Ms. J. Nicholls, Dr. H. Schreuder, and Ms. C. Regier
Row 2: Dr. A. Sondén and Dr. K. Joekes
Front row: Dr. S. Cameron

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 campus; a workshop on Improving the Learning Environment with up to 35 faculty members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine; opportunities to meet students and fellows; and much more.

 

The IMEX participants who visited McGill University in 2011:

IMEX 2011 - Montreal
Top row: Dr. Ron Gottesman, Dr. Yvonne Steinert, Dr. Bo Bertilson
Second row from back: Dr. Barbara Blackie, Dr. Annika Wernerson
Middle row: Dr. Hans Hjelmqvist, Dr. Wendy Stewart, Dr. Linda Snell
Bottom row: Ms. Melissa-Anne Cobbler, Ms. Janice Ho, Ms. Audrey Lew
 

The IMEX participants who visited McGill University in 2009:
Imex 2009 Group

IMEX 2009 - Montreal
Top row: Dr. Marijke Canninga, Dr. Yvonne Steinert, Mr. Kenton Lewis, Mr. Mike Ditchburn and Ms. Marie-Noël Ouellet
Middle row: Dr. Constance Leblanc, Dr. Hanneke Mulder, Dr. Linda Snell, Ms. Jennifer Nicholls, and Mrs. Jo Brown
Bottom row: Dr. Marie Dahlin, Dr. Helena Salminen, Dr. Riitta Ylitalo Möller, Mrs. Margot Turner and Ms. Deanna Radford.
Dr. Annet van Royen is absent from this photo.

The McGill site visit includes an overview of the Centre for Medical Education and Faculty Development Office; an overview of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum; visits to clinical teaching sites; a tour of the McGill Medical Simulation Centre; a faculty development workshop with up to 80 faculty members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine; and opportunities to meet students and fellows; and more.

For more information on IMEX, please visit the IMEX website.

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