JOB SUMMARY: ECFMG / FAIMER is seeking an experienced individual to identify and develop strategic partnerships with medical institutions, health professional associations, and student networks for ECFMG’s global student exchange program, GEMx, with a particular emphasis on the development of the Latin America region conducted in Spanish. This position also requires student and partner follow-up to support program assessment.
Ability to effectively support the development and sustainment of global partnerships for student mobility
Ability to establish meaningful international relations to enhance student mobility through partnerships
Developed understanding of international cultures, values, and belief systems especially in Latin America
Ability to organize meetings, web-conferences, set agendas and make presentations on GEMx in English and Spanish to targeted audiences
Ability to represent ECFMG FAIMER at exhibit booths at international conferences
Adaptable in delivering GEMx global services beyond the established business workday to accommodate global clients in different time zones
High aptitude in managing multiple projects
Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong critical-thinking skills
Ability to work in a team-based setting
Ability to work across the ECFMG FAIMER Enterprise
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Works in close collaboration with Manager, GEMx Services and ECFMG AVP on partnership development strategies that are effective and produce results
Works directly with partner institutions within the Global Network to enhance relations, identify logistical needs and solutions to enhance GEMx services
Works closely with existing Latin America partners to enhance meaningful, cooperative, and productive relationships that yields increased student mobility and assists them with their internationalization efforts
Conducts meetings, speaking engagements and presentations in Spanish with Latin America partners
Ensures effective onboarding processes of new institutional partners in collaboration with GEMx team, Medical Education Resources and Communications team
Works closely with GEMx Manager on all program development priorities, planning and timelines for timely execution of GEMx projects and initiatives
Assists Manager, GEMx Services with the ongoing development of the GEMx Student Ambassador Network to promote GEMx at their schools and/or conferences to enhance student mobility
Consistently monitors the GEMx Global Network’s pending student applications and requests for medical electives posted in the GEMx system; provides logistical support to partner institutions to ensure timely response to students who are applying to medical electives and students who are applying for medical electives
Works in close collaboration with Manager, GEMx Services and AVP on strategies to meet GEMx targets
Identifies strategies and designs a project plan to hit established metrics/targets related to student mobility and partnership development within the GEMx Global Latin America networks
Represents ECFMG and GEMx in a highly professional manner when attending international conferences, as approved by Senior Staff
Works with ECFMG AVP on Program Assessment through surveys, organizing focus groups to gather information in connection with student experiences, impact on schools, the GEMx system
Identify needs of partner institutions and students
Manages student post-elective correspondences and survey deployment to ensure exchange students complete surveys.
Other duties as assigned by GEMx Program Manager and AVP
Five years of experience in working with the international medical and health professions community
Five years of experience in international relations
Five years of experience in written and verbal Spanish communications (including high-level presentation delivery)
Three years of experience in program development
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in International Relations and Latin American studies is highly desirable.
ECFMG is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning.
International medical graduates (IMGs) comprise nearly one-quarter of the U.S. physician workforce. Certification by ECFMG is the standard for evaluating the qualifications of these physicians before they enter U.S. graduate medical education (GME), where they provide supervised patient care. ECFMG Certification also is a requirement for IMGs to take Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) and to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.
ECFMG provides other programs for IMGs pursuing U.S. GME, including those that assist them with the process of applying for U.S. GME positions; and that sponsor foreign nationals for the J-1 visa for the purpose of participating in such programs. We offer a verification service that allows GME programs, state medical boards, hospitals, and credentialing agencies in the United States to obtain primary-source confirmation that their IMG ...applicants are certified by ECFMG. The ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO) offers free career planning resources for physicians pursuing ECFMG Certification.
ECFMG partners with the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) in administering the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) component of USMLE, a requirement for IMGs and for graduates of U.S. and Canadian medical schools who wish to be licensed in the United States or Canada. Through this collaboration, the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC), ECFMG uses its experience in assessment to ensure that all physicians entering U.S. GME can demonstrate the fundamental clinical skills essential to providing safe and effective patient care under supervision.
Through more than six decades of certifying IMGs, ECFMG has developed unparalleled expertise on the world’s medical schools, the credentials they issue to their graduates, and the verification of those credentials. ECFMG expanded this expertise nearly 20 years ago to include primary-source verification of credentials related to postgraduate training and registration/licensure. Currently, ECFMG's Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM) service offers this expertise to individual physicians and the entities that license, train, educate, and employ them.
ECFMG’s programs for the medical education community offer valuable services to international medical schools and their graduates, and promote quality in medical education worldwide. Through its GEMxsm program, ECFMG is building a global partnership, and supporting regional partnerships, for international educational exchange in medicine and the health professions. GEMx facilitates the elective exchange process for participating institutions and students alike, and provides students with increased access to exchange opportunities. Though the ECFMG Medical School Web Portal (EMSWP), ECFMG provides access to several web-based services for international medical schools, including electronic Credentials Verification and USMLE Performance Data.
ECFMG’s commitment to promoting excellence in international medical education led to the establishment of its nonprofit foundation, the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). FAIMER has assumed responsibility for, and expanded upon, ECFMG’s programs for international medical educators and ECFMG’s research agenda. Through FAIMER, ECFMG offers training in leadership and health professions education; creates and maintains data resources on medical education worldwide; and conducts research on international medical education programs, physician migration, and U.S. physician workforce issues.