​Internationally-recognised clinician and expert in medical education Professor Ian Curran has joined Duke-NUS Medical School from the UK General Medical Council.

As the Vice Dean of Education, Prof Curran spearheads the medical school's overall medical education strategies. His key priorities are enhancing the student's clinical experience,  strengthening the medical school's curriculum and implement initiatives to produce educational programmes that incorporate the latest technologies.

Said Prof Curran, "This is a time of incredible innovation in education, when new techniques and technologies can link learners worldwide and deliver engaging content across many new platforms. I am thrilled to help Duke-NUS to develop and lead in this area."

In his appointment, Prof Curran also leads the Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM•EI) as its Co-Director with Prof Lim Shih Hui, SingHealth's Group Director of Education. Prof Curran succeeds Prof Robert Kamei, Vice Dean of Education and AM•EI Co-Director until 2016 and Prof Sandy Cook who filled in during the period of search.

A multi-award winning and internationally-recognised clinician and academic, Professor Curran is also a Harvard Macy Scholar and visiting member of faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute. 

"Professor Curran is an eminent clinician, a dedicated educator, an innovator, a compelling advocate for patient safety, and a person of remarkable leadership qualities," said Prof Thomas Coffman, Dean of Duke-NUS, in announcing the appointment earlier this month.

"I'm delighted to welcome Professor Curran and I'm confident that his forward-looking strategies focusing on excellence in clinical education and professional development will fittingly complement the School's quest to generate new knowledge and train future-ready clinical leaders."

More information about Prof Ian Curran is available in the Duke-NUS Newsroom.