Promoting global health through medical education


OUR MISSION is to eliminate human suffering caused by  variations in training or poor access to learning resources within and across medical institutions and geographic regions. 

in the democratization of knowledge and that patients should not bear the burden of medical training. Our training programs and educational resources are provided free of charge.

     We train chest physicians around the world, and we are particularly committed to helping patients and health care professionals in less developed countries. Our Certified and Master instructors have a lifetime of teaching experience. 
–   We design learning resources including books, videos, lectures, simulation models, checklists, and asssessment tools.
–   We deliver competency-based training programs that are learner-centric and multidimensional. These programs respect cultural differences and the specific needs of a particular medical environment.
–   We teach medical educators how to implement a competency-based learning curriculum using resources such as checklists, assessment tools, role-playing exercises, simulation/models,  case-based discussions, step-by-step instruction, and interactive lectures in their hospitals and universities.

is to improve patient care around the world. By encouraging medical educators to adopt a more uniform approach to teaching, we can make chest procedures more accessible to all.

Bronchoscopy International is the education arm of the Foundation for the Advancement of Medicine.

This is an era for a new professionalism

Henri Colt MD
Emeritus Professor,
University of California
Founder, Bronchoscopy International 

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In the last few years, we have conducted more than 30 Train-the-Trainer programs in 25 countries.

Programs are officially endorsed by The World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) and national medical societies around the world.
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Workshops in Kenya, Bulgaria, and Moldavia are postponed because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic


The Foundation for the Advancement of Medicine is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization registered in San Diego CA since 1997.

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