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Tan Yew Hock Distinguished Lecture 2016

Paradigms, Paradoxes and Paragons – The Importance of Educational Excellence
4 Nov 2016 (Fri) | 12.30pm - 1.30pm |  Academia, L1-S3

At the inaugural AM•EI Tan Yew Hock Distinguished Lecture on 4 November 2016, we were pleased to have Professor Ian Curran, Assistant Director of Education & Professional Standards, General Medical Council from UK to share about "Paradigms, Paradoxes and Paragons – The Importance of Educational Excellence".

Professor Curran challenged us to think about how we can build up our capacity to nurture excellence amongst healthcare practitioners. He also introduced various conceptual models that offered us a pragmatic framework for healthcare education, and discussed innovative strategies to create the optimal environment for educational excellence.

We were glad to see many familiar faces of educators here with us at this lecture, inspired and equipped to raise healthcare education standards for better patient care!


About the Speaker

Professor Ian Curran
Assistant Director of Education and Professional Standards,
General Medical Council, UK

Professor Curran leads the education policy and quality assurance of UK postgraduate medical education and training at the UK General Medical Council. His expertise includes leading the development of curriculum and assessment standards, generic professional capabilities, research into differential attainment and undergraduate and postgraduate education standards.

Professor Curran was the Postgraduate Dean of Educational Excellence and Head of Innovation for London. He also served as the clinical adviser to the UK Department of Health, NHS England and NHS Health Education England as well as advising a wide range of national and international societies, agencies and governments.

Professor Curran trained as a consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in chronic pain management.  He is a Harvard Macy Scholar and returning member of faculty at the Harvard Macy Institute.


*Speaker's information is accurate as at the time of the lecture