Senthil Kumar Rajasekaran, MD., MMHPE is the Chief Academic Officer and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his MD from Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry in his postgraduate medical pharmacology (MD) from Sri Ramachandra Medical University in Chennai, India. His work experience spans countries that include India, Ireland, Cayman Islands and the United States. He was on the staff as a faculty member at the National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland, and served in Decanal roles at St. Matthew’s University, School of Medicine (SMU) in Grand Cayman, Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. In his prior roles he was instrumental in establishing Centers for Excellence in Medical Education and served as its Founding Director.
Dr. Rajasekaran has been recognized by honorary fellowships from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the Academy of Medical Educators in the United Kingdom. He has received multiple institutional and national awards for teaching excellence and is a winner of the 2017, Costs of Care and American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, Teaching Value Challenge. He has received multiple educational grants aimed at implementing educational innovations. His grant from the American Medical Association produced a handbook titled “Facilitating Medical Education Transitions Along the Medical Education Continuum”. Dr. Rajasekaran was part of the 10-member working group convened by the WHO that led to the most recent publication of the Global Competency Framework. He is also a member of The Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education at the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Rajasekaran has been involved in the LCME accreditation as a site team member and in his medical school leadership roles he has led their respective accreditation efforts. His area of medical education research includes accreditation, evaluating educational innovations in the areas and teaching and assessment. He serves as the Deputy Editor of the Teaching and Learning in Medicine journal and is active on multiple international medical education societies and organizations.
Dr Rajasekaran supports and coordinates the work between WFME and WHO.
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