Mentors Across Borders

About Us

Mentors Across Borders (MAB) is a dynamic and diverse international community of Leaders in Health Professions Education, united by a shared passion for mentoring and nurturing fellow educators as well as scholarship. This community aims to promote collegial global conversations about important educational topics in a psychologically safe space to interact, share success stories and challenges, and potentially enhance professional identity.

More details here.

Who We Are

This group is modeled on the Community of Practice model described by Lave and Wenger. Such groups can be formed spontaneously or deliberately and come together through a shared passion and interest. Group membership is flexible and individuals can choose to be at the core of the group or participate more peripherally.

Leadership Core

MAB features a core group of educators who make key decisions about group initiatives, organize and present virtual mentoring, world café events and Twitter chats, and collaborate on team scholarship.

Our Leadership Team

Subha Ramani

Subha Ramani, MBBS, PhD, FAMEE

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lead, Global perspectives and community, Brigham Education Institute
Jo Bishop

Jo Bishop, BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCertEd

Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Service Quality, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Curriculum Lead, Medical Program, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Helena Filipe

Helena Filipe, MD, MMEd, AFAMEE, FSACME

Faculty, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
Coordinator, Unit of Medical Education, Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology
Ardi Findyartini

Ardi Findyartini, MD, PhD

Head, Department of Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia & Medical Education Center, Indonesia
Alice Fornari

Alice Fornari, EdD, FAMEE, RDN

Associate Dean, Educational Skills Development, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra
Professor, Science Education, Occupational Health, and Family Medicine
Vice President, Faculty Development, Northwell Health

Mentors at Large

The group includes and welcomes educators who wish to take on specific roles and participate in select initiatives.

If you wish to join the group as a Mentor at Large, email us.


  • Erik Alexander, USA
  • Nobutaro Ban, Japan
  • Katherine Boursicot, Singapore
  • Margaret Chisolm, USA
  • Chaoyan Dong, Singapore
  • Thankorn Jirasevijinda, USA
  • Susan Lieff, Canada
  • Patricia O’Sullivan, USA
  • Joan Sargeant, Canada
  • Kent Stobart, Canada
  • Teri Lee Turner, USA
  • Susan van Schalkwyk, South Africa



  • BEI Global Med Ed Café sessions (link)
  • Tweet chats #HPEMentorChat
    • Prior #HPEMentorChats featured topics including resilience and wellbeing and scholarship in education. #HPEMentorChats are led by Keith Wilson.
  • Preconference workshop at the virtual AMEE conference 2021.
    • Title: Deconstructing the journey of successful mentoring relationships: A workshop for mentors to develop effective mentoring relationships targeting mentees’ professional growth
    • Date: Saturday 28th August 2021
    • Time: 0930-1230 (UK time)
    • Registration required


  • BEI Global Med Ed Café with Cees Van der Vleuten, PhD, discussing Assessment and Health Professions Education
  • BEI Global Med Ed Café with Judy McKimm, MBA, MA (Ed) discussing Leading Change During Difficult Circumstances
  • BEI Global Med Ed Café with Harish Thampy MB ChB, MMEd, FRCGP, PFHEA discussing Clinical Reasoning in the Clinical Care Setting
  • BEI Global Med Ed Café with Ardi Findyartini, MD, PhD discussing Context, Culture & Med Edu: Perspectives from Asian Educational Leaders
  • Virtual World Cafés have included topics such as wellbeing and resilience, leadership in HPE, teaching and learning during the pandemic. Two were organized specifically for an medical student members of the International and European medical student associations.
    • Facilitators included a global team of leaders in Health Professions Education: Subha Ramani, Vishna Devi Nadarajah, Ardi Findyartini, Jocelyn Lockyer, Joan Sargeant, Judy McKimm, Harish Thampy, William Dafoe, Elizabeth Kachur, Alice Fornari, Thanakorn Jirasevijinda, Kent Stobart, David Irby, Teri Lee Turner, Rashmi Kusurkar, Helena Filipe, Keith Wilson


Photos from our Events

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Contact Us

For additional information about the Mentors Across Borders community, email us.