KIPRIME podcast episode 20 - John Norcini

A pioneer in medical education and KIPRIME winner in 2014 – an interview with Dr John Norcini

John Norcini. Photo: Bildmakarna.

Dr Norcini spent 25 years with the American Board of Internal Medicine serving as Director of Psychometrics, Executive Vice President for Evaluation and Research, and Executive Vice President of the Institute for Clinical Evaluation. From 2002 until 2019 he was President and CEO of FAIMER, the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research where he established numerous worldwide initiatives and programs in medical education, research, and data resource development. 

In 2009, he received the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) John P. Hubbard Award for his commitment to excellence in medical education, his rigorous pursuit of high standards in scholarship, his broad and prolific publications and presentations history, and his tireless work on behalf of FAIMER. Dr. Norcini’s accomplishments in the field of assessment are considered both wide-ranging and pioneering. 

He was awarded the Karolinska Prize in 2014 for his important contribution to research in medical education, especially his pioneering research on knowledge decay, speciality certification and the development of new methods of assessment. 

Listen to episode 20

The KIPRIME podcast

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen. 

Host for the series is Alina Jenkins, a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science.