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Curriculum Innovation — Visiting Professor Dan Hunt, MD, MBA

Wednesday October 24th Events | Thursday October 25th Events


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.

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 Activities overseeing the 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.

Dr. Hunt is a past president of the International Health Medical Education Consortium (now the Global Health Education Consortium) and 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 and the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu.

Wednesday October 24

Is UNC ready for Curricular Change? Factors to consider (AOE Grandrounds)
12:00-1:00pm – Bondurant 2030 – LUNCH PROVIDED(30)

What are the areas we need to focus on as our institution embarks on a journey of major curricular changes? What are possible weaknesses that could hinder effective implementation of change and what we can do to remove those barriers?

Focus on

  • External and internal boundaries that help define the scope of curricular change
  • Contribution that GME milestones project can make to curricular change
  • Examples from other schools that can guide us in making change

Individual Meeting time
1:00-4:30pm – MacNider 328

Time for individual meetings with key faculty and student leaders. Also prep and reflection time for Dan Hunt.

Disruptive Innovation: Implications for Educators (AOE Faculty Development Session)
4:30-5:30pm – Bondurant G010

Fundamental aspects of disruptive innovation. Group discussion on how to apply the lessons of disruptive innovation to the US system of training physicians and more specifically to the impending curricular change at UNC

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Thursday October 25

Facilitating Change (AOE Workshop)
7:30-9:30am – Bondurant G030 (with break-out into Bondurant 2020) – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST PROVIDED(30)

Hands on survival simulation exercise that Dan Hunt has used effectively in past to help group gain insight into group process and overcoming resistance to change.

Individual Meeting times
10:00 -11:00am – MacNider 328

Time for individual meetings with key faculty and student leaders.

Preparing Students for Residency Interviews (for students only)

11:30-1:00pm – Bondurant G010

Seminar with 4th year students to help them prepare for residency interviews. Dan Hunt will use a model he has been developing to allow residents to more effectively interview.

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