Grand Rounds : Schedule 2015-2016

Dr. Dan Hunt

Dan Hunt, MD, MBA, serves as the Co-Secretary to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Senior Director, Accreditation Services at the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Prior to taking this position in September 2007, he served as the Founding Vice Dean for Academic Activities from 2004-2007 at Canada’s first new medical school in more than 30 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. This new school was founded on the mission to prepare physicians for underserved rural communities. Before that, Dr. Hunt was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and served for 17 years as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs overseeing the medical education components of the WWAMI program which is the five state consortium for medical student education that involves the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. While there, he was the founding principal investigator for the Native American Center of Excellence and the Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Education Program.

Dr. Hunt is a past president of the International Health Medical Education Consortium (now the Global Health Education Consortium which has more recently merged with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health). Dr. Hunt has over fifty peer reviewed publications in topics of medical education, international health, psychiatry, and accreditation and is co-editor of a book on the creation of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

After earning his medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College (now the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University) in 1973, he completed his postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While serving as chief resident, he spent additional training time as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1977. In 1990 he served as a WHO fellow at the Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia.

In November, 2015, Dr Hunt was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Regional Medical Campuses. Since joining the LCME, Dr. Hunt has conducted numerous international workshops in a variety of countries on topics of medical education, program evaluation, and accreditation.