About AMEE Ambassadors

In recognition of the expanding nature of AMEE’s international activities, AMEE has appointed a number of Ambassadors to act as regional representatives.  Their remit will be to promote AMEE in the region and to communicate back to AMEE the specific needs of the medical and health professions education community in the region to promote collaborative working.


An AMEE Ambassador will act on behalf of AMEE in his/her region by:

  • Making AMEE’s activities and the benefits of AMEE membership known to individuals and organisations with an interest in medical/health professions education. AMEE’s activities will be promoted at local, national, and regional conferences and through electronic communications and other means. If appropriate, promotional and educational material will be translated into the local language.
  • Bringing a regional perspective to the work and activities of AMEE through inputs to the AMEE Executive, AMEE Central Office, and AMEE eLearning, Postgraduate, Research, and Simulation Committees.
  • Promoting AMEE’s publications, including its journal Medical Teacher, MedEdPublish, AMEE Guides, BEME Guides, and Occasional Papers.
  • Promoting and contributing to AMEE’s annual conference and facilitating the participation in the meeting before and during the conference of delegates from the Ambassador’s country or region.
  • Providing a regional perspective to MedEdWorld by contributing news items and other material and where appropriate by leading a discussion forum or a special interest group with a regional dimension.
  • Providing a short annual report to the AMEE Executive and the AMEE General Assembly and contributing in the AMEE Annual Report by highlighting relevant activities in the region.

Appointment of Ambassadors

Ambassadors will be AMEE members of good standing, have a demonstrable interest in medical/healthcare professions education, and will be credible ambassadors for AMEE in their region. Ambassadors will be appointed for one year in the first instance with the appointment renewable annually.

Ambassadors will liaise with staff in the AMEE central office and with staff responsible for international developments – John Dent and Trevor Gibbs.

Current Ambassadors

Ducksun Ahn Region: Korea
Zalim Balkizov Region: Russian Federation
Ahmed Fahal Region: North Africa Professor Ahmed Hassan Fahal, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSI, MS, MD, FRCP (London) is Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum and Consultant Surgeon at Soba University Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan  [email protected] or [email protected]
Ming-Jung Ho Region: Taiwan
Hiroshi Nishigori Region: Japan
Gominda Ponnamperuma Region: Sri Lanka
Gandes Retno Rahayu Region: Indonesia
Arnoldo Riquelme Region: Chile
Dujeepa Samarasekera Region: Far East
Rukhsana Zuberi Region: Pakistan
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