A model for linkage between health professions education and health: FAIMER international faculty development initiatives

Med Teach. 2011;33(8):632-7. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.590250.


Linking faculty development to improvement of community health is of particular interest to health professions educators and researchers. While individuals and institutions engaged in health professions education have the potential to improve health, limited literature connects capacity building in education with improvements in health. Understanding the mechanism by which faculty development may promote development of socially accountable institutions and improve health can be useful for improving this connection and evaluating program effectiveness.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Global Health*
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Internationality*
  • Leadership
  • Models, Educational*
  • Professional Competence
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Health
  • Public Sector
  • Social Responsibility