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Date Updated: September 29, 2017

International Foundations of Medicine (IFOM)

Oversight and Collaborators

The International Foundations of Medicine® (IFOM®) Committee

The IFOM Committee brings together medical school faculty from nine countries. The IFOM Committee serves an oversight role, along with the NBME International Oversight Committee, but its primary function is to write new items for the IFOM question banks, review new and used items for inclusion in the question banks, and review all new IFOM exam forms.

The 2017-2018 IFOM Committee

Joseph Amoah Adu, MBChB
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast, Ghana

Angel Centeno, MD, PhD
Universidad Austral
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bernardo Cordova-Sandoval, MD
Universidad Internacional del Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Ricardo Correa Marquez, MD
Brown University
Providence, RI, USA

Christopher A. Feddock, MD, MS
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA

Hossam Hamdy, MBChB, DS, MCh, PhD
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar

Maya M. Hammoud, MD (Chair)
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Zeina A. Kanafani, MD, MS
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Edison Ferreira Paiva, MD
University of São Paulo School of Medicine
São Paulo, Brazil

Janelle A. Rhyne, MD, MA
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Kayenta, AZ, USA

Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, MD, MHPE, PhD
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, Mexico

Derek Soon, MBBChir, PhD
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Alison J. Whelan, MD
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, D.C. , USA

The NBME International Oversight Committee

The International Oversight Committee brings together clinicians and medical school faculty from six countries, along with representatives from NBME’s Executive Board and staff leadership. The International Oversight Committee provides guidance and oversight for NBME’s international activities, including program policies, examination design, and score reporting, among others.

2017-2018 International Oversight Committee

Bernardo Cordova-Sandoval, MD
Universidad Internacional del Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Ricardo Correa Marquez, MD
Brown University
Providence, RI, USA

Donna D. Elliott, MD, EdD
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Peter J. Katsufrakis, MD, MBA
President, NBME
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, MD, MHPE, PhD
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, Mexico

Nuno J. C. Sousa, MD, PhD (Chair)
Member, NBME Executive Board
University of Minho
Braga, Portugal

Dame Lesley J. Southgate, DBE, DSc
President, European Board of Medical Assessors
Broxbourne, Herts, UK

Danny M. Takanishi, Jr., MD
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Michael Wan, MBChB, FRCP, GCUT
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

W. T. Williams, Jr., MD
University of North Carolina
Davidson, NC, USA


Collaborating Organizations

The NBME also collaborates closely with other organizations with expertise in international healthcare and assessment issues, including the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

 

 

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