Dean of CMED elected as trustee for nonprofits focused on international medical studies


Dr. George E. Kikano

Dr. George Kikano, Central Michigan University vice president for health affairs and dean of the CMU College of Medicine, was elected to the board of trustees of two nonprofit organizations that focus on international medical education. 

The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates elected Kikano for a four-year term. He has the possibility of being elected for a second term.

"I look forward to taking part in these important conversations and working to set policies that will ultimately benefit the health of people around the globe," Kikano said.

ECFMG works in the areas of international medical schools and the credentialing of international medical graduates, according to its about page. FAIMER works in supportive conjunction with ECFMG.

"The challenge is to find the balance between setting standards that will bring the brightest and best graduates to the United States without disadvantaging smaller, less resourced nations around the world," Kikano said.

Three additional board members were elected in addition to Dr. Kikano.

“They all bring significant skills and experience to the stewardship of ECFMG and FAIMER as we explore new opportunities to advance the global health workforce,” president of FAIMER, Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic said.