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Professor David Gordon to Deliver IEE Summer Grand Rounds

"New Medical Schools Can Grow Like Mushrooms: 
Are They Magic or Poisonous?"

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
4 to 5 p.m.

  • East Baltimore: Chevy Chase Auditorium (live)
  • Bayview: Asthma/Allergy Center, Norman Library (simulcast)

April 22, 2015 - The IEE is delighted to welcome international medical education leader David Gordon, MA, MB, FRCP, FMedSci to the Hopkins campus. As the president of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), Professor Gordon will deliver the IEE's summer Grand Rounds on June 9, 2015.

photo of Professor David GordonProfessor David Gordon

Professor Gordon began his term of office as president of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) in January 2015. He has until recently been president of the Association of Medical Schools in Europe, and is emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Manchester, and holds several visiting professorships. His other recent appointments include an attachment to the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan. He has lectured extensively, particularly in central and Western Europe, and in countries of the former Soviet Union.

The World Federation for Medical Education is the global organization concerned with medical education, and is in official partnership with the World Health Organization. WFME is an umbrella organization for the six world-wide Regional Associations for Medical, Education, and in additional to its formal relationship with WHO, WFME is associated with other global bodies concerned with medicine and medical education.  

After qualifying from the University of Cambridge, Professor Gordon held research, academic and clinical appointments in Leicester, Cambridge and London. He joined the Wellcome Trust during the period of its expansion to become the world’s largest endowed foundation, and the world’s largest non-governmental funder of biomedical research. He was dean of the medical faculty in Manchester for seven years, and chair of the Council of Heads of Medical Schools in the UK.

Professor Gordon left Manchester in 2007 and joined the WFME office, then based in the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The WFME office moved to Ferney-Voltaire, France, in greater Geneva, earlier this year.

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