Julie Drendall, MSS, MLSP, is Administrative Manager, Communications, of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), a non-profit foundation committed to improving world health through education. Established in 2000 by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), FAIMER works in partnership with ECFMG to promote excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities. FAIMER concentrates its efforts primarily in low-income regions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and focuses on three specific strategies: faculty development, targeted research that informs
health workforce policy and practice, and development of data that advances educational quality improvement decisions.
As Administrative Manager, Communications, Ms. Drendall is responsible for creating and maintaining content about FAIMER and its programs for publication via print and web. To this end, she works closely with FAIMER executives and staff, as well as the Fellows and faculty of FAIMER’s educational programs and various partner organizations. She is also involved in the oversight and maintenance of the World Directory of Medical Schools, a searchable online database of the world’s medical schools, developed in partnership with WFME.
Ms. Drendall completed the induction program for WFME’s Programme for Recognition of Accrediting
Agencies in 2016 and is an experienced Recognition Team assessor.
Ms. Drendall joined the FAIMER staff in 2012, after more than nine years in the Communications Department of ECFMG. Prior to joining ECFMG, she worked for several years in medical publishing. She 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.