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Professor Humphrey Scott appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Humphrey Scott has been appointed Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine, a leading provider of postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession and wider healthcare teams. He will take up the post on Friday 23 October 2020.

Humphrey Scott is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon working in the NHS and is Head of the School of Surgery and Associate Dean for Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He is Visiting Professor in Medical Education at Canterbury Christ Church University and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. In 2012 Prof Scott was awarded the 2012 Silver Scalpel for Trainer of the Year by the Association of Surgeons in Training.

As RSM Dean, Prof Scott will work with the Society’s Academic Board and senior management team to lead substantive changes to the way in which medical education is delivered to healthcare professionals, including trainee doctors who have experienced significant challenges in continuing their specialty education as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Professor Roger Kirby, President of the Royal Society of Medicine, said: “We are delighted that Humphrey Scott is joining us as Dean. He became a member of the RSM as a trainee and since then has been involved in the work of several of our Sections, most recently as President of our Section of Coloproctology in 2017/18. His intimate understanding of the organisation will be of enormous benefit and allow him to play a strategic role in delivering the radical changes required to allow the Society to thrive in the future.”

Prof Scott said: “I am very excited and enthused by this fantastic challenge and the opportunity to support the delivery of excellent medical education to a multi-disciplinary workforce.”

Prof Scott takes over as Dean from Dr Fiona Moss CBE, who will be stepping down after five years in the role.

The Royal Society of Medicine

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