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Advances in Medical Education and Practice

ISSN: 1179-7258

Dr Md Anwarul Azim Majumder

Dr Majumder

Director of Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Dr. Md Anwarul Azim Majumder received his MBBS from Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh in 1985; Master of Health Personnel Education (MHPEd) from School of Medical Education, University of New South Wales, Australia in 1991; his Doctor of Philosophy (medical education) from the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, UK in 2000, and Diploma in Health Economics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Dr. Majumder has recently joined as the Director of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Barbados. Previously, he worked as a Lecturer at the Clinical Sciences Department, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bradford, UK (2004-16) and was actively involved in widening participation of medicine programme and problem-based learning. He also worked in the Centre for Medical Education, Bangladesh (1992-2001), and the Department of Medical Education of the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2001-04) and was actively involved with innovation and experimentation of community-oriented medical education, competency-based education, and problem-based learning.

He has extensive experience in HRH management, education and training; planning, development, and evaluation of medical, dental, nursing and allied health professional curricula; and designing, conducting and evaluating of faculty development programmes for the teachers (medical, dental, nursing, paramedical etc.) on teaching methodology, curriculum planning, program evaluation, quality assurance in medical education, medical ethics, and educational research. While working in the Centre for Medical Education, Bangladesh, he contributed to the development and implementation of many educational, training and research projects and programs sponsored by the United Nations and other international agencies e.g., World Health Organization, British Council, Department for Internal Development, United Nations Population Fund, and World Bank.

Dr. Majumder was the Founding Secretary-General of the National Association of Medical Education (NAME), Bangladesh and the President of the Union of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine (URMPM), Bangladesh Society. He is also the Executive Editor of the South East Asia Journal of Public Health (published by the Public Health Foundation Bangladesh). He has published a number of peer reviewed papers on medical education and health care.

Professor Balakrishnan R Nair

Professor Nair

Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Professor Balakrishnan Kichu Nair is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Prof. Nair qualified from the University of Kerala, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ireland and Australia. He holds an MD from the University of Newcastle, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Education in Europe and Fellow of the Australia and NZ Society of Health Professional Education. He is the Foundation Director of the Academy of Medical Educators and Center for Medical Professional Development in Newcastle.

Prof. Nair established the first Work Place Based Assessment for Foreign Medical Graduates in 2011 and is the Chair of the WBA committee for the Australian Medical Council. Prof. Nair was the foundation Director of the Master of Clinical Medicine and Leadership program at the University of Newcastle. He is an Emeritus Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the College Journal. He is a series Editor of the Clinical Skills section of the Medical Journal of Australia and is a member of several editorial panels of medical journals. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2009 and the Royal Australasian College Medal in 2012.

He has published 2 text books, over 100 peer reviewed articles and many textbook chapters. He is an active clinician, researcher and mentor.

Editorial Board

Ronald A Berk, Professor Emeritus, The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Khalid Bin Abdulrahman, Professor of Family Medicine & Medical Education, Professor Chair of Dr AlKholi Chair for development of medical education in Saudi Arabia, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Al-Nada, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

James Carifio, Professor, Foundations of Education Group, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

Frederic William Hafferty, Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School, University Drive, Duluth, MN, USA

Professor David A Kandiah, Clinical Professor, Division of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia.

Salah Eldin Kassab, Professor of Physiology and Medical Education, College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE.

Michelle McLean, Professor, Medical Education, Planetary Health and Sustainable health care, small group learning, curriculum, health professions education, Bond University, Queensland, Australia.

Jordi Palés, Professor of Physiology, Medical School of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Rita Sood, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Wagdy Talaat Youssef Mahmoud, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

Tim Wilkinson, Professor in Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, NZ

Zabidi Azhar Mohd Hussin, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cyberjaya and Professor of Paediatrics, Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health of United Kingdom