IMEX - International Medical Educators eXchange programme

IMEX - International Medical Educators eXchange programme


IMEX started in 2006 as is an initiative between medical schools in Europe and Canada, and was extended to the USA and Asia in 2018. Our aim is to provide an international orientation on medical education for senior faculty members in medical schools.

The five schools currently involved all share a strong interest in research and development in medical education. They are ready to provide support for experienced faculty members who have a strong interest in education, and who wish to expand their teaching horizons and educational expertise with international experience.

Participating medical schools uitklapper, klik om te openen

University Medical Center Utrecht - the Netherlands

Organizing unit: Center for Education, UMC Utrecht
IMEX board (chair): Professor Manon Kluijtmans, Center for Education at UMC Utrecht.

Karolinska Institutet - Sweden

Organizing unit: Division of Medical Education
IMEX board: Professor Sari Ponzer, Professor of Orthopaedic surgery, Karolinska Institutet.

University of Leeds - United Kingdom

Organizing Unit: Leeds Institute of Medical Education, School of Medicine
IMEX board: Professor Trudie Roberts, Professor of Medical Education and Director of the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds.

MedStar Georgetown University & USUSH, USA

Organizing Unit: MedStar Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUSH) Bethesda MD, USA
IMEX board: Professor Carrie Chen, Associate Dean of Assessment and Educational Scholarship at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

DUKE-NUS Medical School - Singapore

Organizing Unit: Office of Academic and Clinical Development, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
IMEX board: Dr. Scott Compton, PhD, Associate Dean Medical Education, Research and Evaluation.

Good reasons to participate uitklapper, klik om te openen

  • An international flavor of medical education, gives a broader perspective.
  • Valuable contacts and possible ongoing collaboration with education colleagues from other countries.
  • Exchange ideas with individuals with similar education interests from other institutions.
  • Possibility to pursue a small personal project, where international collaboration would be helpful.

How to apply uitklapper, klik om te openen


  • senior faculty member from the participating institutions
  • involvement in educational development
  • minimum of five years of experience in teaching
  • speak English fluently
  • commitment to participate in minimally three, maximally six, consecutive site visits.


  1. Complete the application form
  2. Attach all required documentation:
    • Letter of motivation and personal goals during the program
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of support from the department head
    • Biosketch
  3. The application will be processed by the IMEX Board. 
  4. When application has been approved you will receive a mail of acceptance.
  5. For current price level, check Costs.

Visits uitklapper, klik om te openen

2022April 11-15Utrecht, the Netherlands
2022October 2-7Singapore
2023springStockholm, Sweden
2023fallWashington, USA
2024springLeeds, UK

Programme per visit

  • Participation/observation educational meetings .
  • Visit and observe planned curricular activities.
  • Excursions within and/or outside the medical school.
  • Meetings with students.
  • Discussions of educational issues on 1-to-1 basis with colleagues in similar disciplines from the host school.
  • Presentation and discussions of the medical education programs.
  • Meet-the-expert sessions; discuss issues with educational experts from the host institution. 
  •  Reflective meeting of participants, for exchange of experiences of the day.

Costs uitklapper, klik om te openen

  • Price  is per site visit and includes 1 week (max 6 nights) accommodation, most meals, a social program and most local IMEX costs, but excludes travel cost.
  • Local participants will pay for the home visit, this excludes accommodation.
  • A initial registraton fee of € 500 which will be refunded after the third visit.
  • Refund on cancellation before two months prior to a site visit is 90%, before one month prior to a site visit is 50%.
  • Prices go up yearly with € 50 for extern and € 10 for local site visits.

Price level 2022

Site visit extern: € 1700
Site visit local: € 290

Contact uitklapper, klik om te openen

Prof. Manon Kluijtmans, chair board

Manon Sakkers-Burer, administration

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