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Following Fellowship Training in Hand Surgery at the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Centre in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr John Dent was consultant in upper limb surgery in NHS Tayside and Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Education in the University of Dundee, Scotland. He is now International Relations Officer in AMEE, an International Association for Medical Education, where he is tutoring in the on-line certificate course Essential Skills in Medical Education and the new ESME-Student course. He is Associate Editor of Medical Teacher and a member of the editorial board of the post-publication, peer review journal MedEd Publish. Dr Dent has been external advisor for certificate and masters courses in medical education and external examiner for MBBS courses both overseas and in the UK. On many occasions he has been the guest of the Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference and has been visiting speaker in medical education (particularly clinical teaching and staff development) at international meetings in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia as well as Visiting Professor at the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai; the University of Otago, New Zealand; the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, Perth and in the Pontificia Universidad Catholica de Chile, Santiago. Previously Dr Dent held key appointments in the University of Dundee medical school as convenor of the Phase 2 teaching and assessment committees and as convener of the teaching programme in the musculoskeletal system where he had a leading role in the foundation of the ambulatory care teaching centre and in the development of a structured approach to teaching. In the Centre for Medical Education he was involved with the development and delivery of clinical teaching modules in the internationally renowned Diploma and Masters courses in medical education. The majority of Dr Dent’s publications relate to teaching in ambulatory care and to staff development. Together with Clarie MacRae he has produced the GMC-commended series of booklets, “Getting started...” for clinical teachers (4ed 2013) and with Ronald Harden and Dan Hunt has co-edited the internationally acclaimed, multi-author text, “A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers” (5ed 2017) Elsevier.

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