The SMU-FAIMER Regional Institute (SMU-FRI), based at Southern Medical University (SMU), Guangzhou, China, is a two-year fellowship program for health professions faculty who have the potential to improve medical education at their schools. Approximately 20 fellowships are offered each year. The fellowship is designed to teach education methods, scholarship, and leadership skills including project management, and to develop an active, supportive professional network among educators.

SMU-FRI is conducted in partnership with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). By working to advance health professions education in China, SMU-FRI supports FAIMER’s mission of improving global health by improving education.

The SMU-FRI represents a new and progressive approach to faculty development in medical education for China. In partnering with FAIMER, the SMU-FRI will link participants to an international network of health professions educators through FAIMER’s global community of practice.

To apply to SMU-FRI, please click here.

To request more information on the program via e-mail, please click here.