Michael Field AM, MD, FRACP is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a nephrologist with a research background in renal physiology, and practises and teaches at the Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney. He has been President of the Australian Society for Medical Research, and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology. He was formerly the Associate Dean (Curriculum) at the Sydney Medical School, involved in the reform of medical education in Australia through the introduction of graduate-entry programs based on PBL and IT infrastructure.
Professor Field has had a long interest in quality assurance in medical education, both within Australia and internationally. He was the Chair of the Medical School Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council from 2004-2010, and has been involved as a medical school consultant and reviewer in many Asian and European countries for nearly 20 years. He was a member of the Advisory Board of WPAME from 2006 and was its Vice-President from 2010-2014, and President from 2014-2018. Since then he has been active as a member and leader of teams of assessors in the WFME program of Recognition of national medical school accreditation agencies.