Grand Rounds : Schedule 2017-2018

Ronald M Harden, OBE MD, FRCP (GLAS.), FRCS (ED.) FRCPC

Professor Ronald Harden graduated from medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving to full time medical education. He is Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus) University of Dundee, Editor of Medical Teacher & General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Professor Harden was formerly Teaching Dean & Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee.

He is committed to developing international collaborations and new approaches to curriculum planning, assessment and to teaching and learning. Ideas which he has pioneered include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence, the spiral curriculum and the SPICES model for curriculum planning and models for outcome-based education and is co-author or editor of four leading texts in medical education.

Professor Harden is recognised as one of the leading international figure in medical education with an active presence in more than 40 countries and his work recognised in many more. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards including the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education.