Hosted by the Medical Education Unit, the Dunedin School of Medicine warmly welcomes Professor Jean Ker as a William Evans Visiting Fellow 2017.
Prof Ker is currently employed by NHS Education for Scotland as Lead for Clinical Skills and Simulation. She was previously employed by the University of Dundee as Professor of Medical Education and Associate Dean of Innovation and Medical Education (until mid-2016).
Jean is a General Practitioner with extensive experience with teaching clinical skills at Dundee Medical School and with IPE (interprofessional education) at undergraduate level. She led the development, delivery and evaluation of an integrated clinical skills programme in the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Dundee as Director from 2002-14 fulfilling the requirements of the GMC Tomorrows Doctors. She also led the development of the clinical skills inter-professional programme for nursing and medical students and the establishment of the simulated patient programme.
In 2001 Prof Ker established the Scottish Clinical Skills Network and in 2007 was appointed Clinical Lead Scottish Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network. In 2011 Prof Ker developed the Dow Clinical Simulation Suite.
Prof Ker also led the development of a Medical Education PhD programme at Dundee University and introduced a Masters in Simulation Based Education for Safe Clinical Practice in 2014.
Jean has extensive experience and success as a researcher and scholar and has over 100 peer reviewed publications book chapters and online resources and is on the national and international editorial boards for peer reviewed journals on simulation and medical education. She also worked on behalf of the WHO and BMA (British Medical Association) in medical care and primary care and continues to work in international collaborations in relation to clinical skills, SBE and medical education.