Professor Ronald M Harden OBE MD FRCP (GLAS.) FRCS (ED.) FRCPC
Professor Ronald Harden graduated from the medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving full time to medical education. He is editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). He was formerly Professor of Medical Education, Teaching Dean and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee.
Professor Harden is recognised as one of the leading international authorities in medical education with unparalleled experience in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education. Ideas which he has pioneered include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence.
Professor Harden has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co-author of the best-selling books Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher and The Definitive Guide to the OSCE, and co-editor of A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.
His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards including the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education, often considered as the Nobel Prize for medical education. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education.
He was recently awarded the Gusi Peace Prize for services to medical education at a ceremony in Manila.