To initiate an exchange of best practices in the Middle East and North Africa by attracting change agents capable of leading medical education reform in relevance to their national and community needs .
To provide a collaborative environment for scholars in leadership positions in health professions education in the Middle East and North African countries ensuring they gain up to date knowledge, skills, and attitudes that would help them lead change in the region through training and development of communities of practice.
The Ain Shams University Middle East North Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (ASU-MENA-FRI) is a regional institute serving the Middle East and North Africa, targeting academic leaders in positions that facilitate implementation of change in their countries. The institute is a four-session program in a hybrid design offering both in-site and distant training. The program is hosted by the Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt.