Mark Dexter joined the WFME as Senior Policy Adviser from 1 September 2020. He is on a 12-month secondment from the General Medical Council in the UK with a remit to review and make recommendations on the WFME’s policies, processes and governance, and to identify opportunities for future organisational growth.
Mark, has over 30 years’ experience of working in government and regulatory bodies. As Head of Strategic Policy for Education at the GMC, he led key developments including a professional skills framework for postgraduate training (now embedded in curricula for 65 medical specialties) a major review to increase flexibility in postgraduate training pathways, and the response to a number of national service priorities including end of life care and people with eating disorders. In government Mark worked on policy to improve healthcare for people with mental illness and those who are homeless. He also spent 3 years working in the office of the UK Secretary of State for Health.