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Prof Samy Azer

 Member of VSB
Professor of Medical Education
Primary Discipline:
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Feb 21, 2011
Member Since: Feb 19, 2011

Contributions

Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • king saud university (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, Other, Saudi Arabia)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • Australian Professional Teaching (Education, Community/Technical College, Other, Australia)

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Contact Information

Email: Please log in to view contact information

Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Feb 21, 2011
Best Way to Contact: email  Please log in to view contact information
Fees Involved: Yes
Technical Formats: Discussion Forums, Email, Face-To-Face, Online/Video Conferencing
Topics of Expertise: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL) STAFF TRAINING STUDENT ASSESSMENT
Presentation Titles: INTERACTION IN PBL TUTORIALS KEYS FOR SUCCESSFUL PBL TUTORIALS CONSTRUCTING PBL CASES (WORKSHOPS) CONSTRUCTING GOOD MCQs and MEQs
Availability, special terms, etc.: azer2000@optusnet.com.au

Languages

  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

  • Education/Educational Leadership/Leadership Foundation/Educational Reform (Expert)
    Professor Samy A. Azer Professor of Medical Education College of Medicine King Saud University Samy A. Azer, MB, BCh, MSc, MEd (NSW), PhD (Syd), FACG, MPH (NSW) is an Australian and International Leader in Medical Education and Problem-Based Learning. He is currently Professor of Medical Education and the Head of Curriculum Development Unit at College of Medicine, King Saud University. He was Professor of Medical Education and Chair of Medical Education Research and Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Formerly he was Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. He is a Visiting Professor of Medical Education, School of Medicine, the University of Toyama, Japan. He is consultant Professor to the Victorian Postgraduate Medical Foundation (VMPF), Australia, since 2005-current. Over the last eleven years he has trained over 1500 educators in his workshops, such as: “Becoming a PBL Tutor”, “Challenges Facing PBL tutors” and “constructing PBL Cases and Tutor Guides”, “Constructing Single-Best Answer Questions and Problem-Based Questions”. Participants in his workshops were from a wide range of back grounds including Medicine, Basic Sciences, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Speech Pathology, Engineering, Business, Administration, Education, Law, Forensic Examination, Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmacy. His trainee were from medical programs at the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Monash University, Deakin University, Australia; the University of Toyama, Japan; Koashung Medical University, Taiwan; Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia. He has played a significant role in the development of the PBL medical curriculum at the University of Sydney (in 1997 and 1998) and the new integrated PBL curriculum and new assessment at the University of Melbourne (from 1999 to 2006), He has also contributed to the development of the Medical Education Unit at the University of Toyama, Japan (2006-2007), and the revision of the medical curriculum and the development of integrated medical curriculum at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia as well as other universities. He has authored two textbooks on Medical Education- “Core Clinical Cases in Basic Biomedical Sciences, published by Hodder-Arnold, UK, 2006” and “Navigating Problem-Based Learning, published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2008”. He also created an interactive integrated CD-ROM entitled “THE LIVER”, published by the University of Melbourne in 2005. This CD-ROM has been widely used in medical undergraduate courses worldwide. He has authored two categories (Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology) in Mosby’s Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary (Australian Version), published by Elsevier Australia in 2005. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine, Elsevier, since 2006 to current. He is the a reviewer of BMJ, Medical Teacher, Medical Education, Clinical Anatomy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and over 12 other international scientific journals. Professor Azer is one of the Associate Editors of BMC Medical Education, UK, and on the Editorial Board of MedEdWorld, UK.