Julie Drendall, MSS, MLSP, has served as an assessor for the WFME Recognition Programme since 2016. She has nearly two decades of professional experience related to international medical education, having worked for the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) from 2003-2012 and its Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) from 2012-2020. Most recently, Julie served as FAIMER’s Manager of Administration and External Partnerships. In this role, she oversaw work related to FAIMER’s collaborations with external clients and partners, including the WFME. She managed the administration of the distance learning program that FAIMER conducts in partnership with Keele University and the Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC), which offers advanced training in health professions education with a focus on accreditation and assessment. Julie also worked with FAIMER executives and staff to ensure the efficiency and productivity of day-to-day operations, managed FAIMER’s print and web communications, and coordinated Board-related activities and materials on FAIMER’s behalf.
Julie holds a B.A. in English from Lafayette College and both a Master of Social Service and Master of Law and Social Policy from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.