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Vice Dean, Education, Duke-NUS Medical School
Co-Director, Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI)

• Speaker, Global Health Symposium, 22 Sep 2018


Prof Ian Curran is the Vice Dean of Education at Duke-NUS Medical School. Previously, he was Assistant Director of Education and Professional Standards at the UK General Medical Council (GMC), where he led education policy, regulatory and quality assurance work in post graduate medical education and training across the UK. His achievements at GMC include the development of the innovative Generic Professional Capabilities Framework, revision of the GMC Curriculum Standards and Assessment Systems “Excellence by Design”, and development of the “Promoting Excellence” Education Standards for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education and Training for the UK.

Prof Curran trained as an Anaesthetist with an interest in chronic pain management and was appointed Consultant at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 2003, where he was made Professor of Innovation and Excellence in Healthcare Education in 2014. Prof Curran developed and led London’s multi-award winning Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Initiative. This initiative was awarded the BMJ Award for “Excellence in Healthcare Education” in 2011 and HSJ Award for Patient Safety in 2009. He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London.