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Professor Dame Jane Dacre DBE, MD, FRCP, former Director of UCL (University College London) Medical School and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Whittington Health in London, will be joining Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, RSM Trustee, for a discussion about her career, the medical gender pay gap, the future of medical education in the UK, and the impact COVID-19 has had on medical education, training, and clinical practice.
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As a senior member of UCLMS (University College London Medical School), Jane supports the Directorate in a range of activities within the medical school and externally. She is Professor of Medical Education at UCL and the President of the Medical Protection Society. She was the independent lead for the Department of Health and Social Care review of the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, working with Professor Carol Woodhams from Surrey University Business School. This review ‘Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England’ was published in December 2020.
She is the immediate past president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and was also vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, medical director of MRCPUK examination and academic vice president of the RCP. Professor Dacre was a GMC council member and chaired the GMC education and training Committee (2008-2012) and leads a research programme in medical education focussing on assessment.
She was the clinical lead for the development of the first Clinical Skills Centre in the UK and was a co-author of the GALS screen. She has been instrumental in the development, implementation, and evaluation of several examinations in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine.
Professor Dacre won the medicine and healthcare category for the 2012 Women in the City, Woman of Achievement Award; was named on the Health Service Journal’s inaugural list of 50 inspirational women in healthcare in 2013; was named in the science and medicine category for people of influence Debrett’s 500 in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and was named on the Health service journal’s top 100 list from 2014 to 2017. She was awarded the Henry Cohen prize from the Jewish Medical Association in 2020.
She has honorary doctorates from the University of Liverpool and the University of Surrey, and eight honorary Fellowships from international medical institutions.
She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to medicine and medical education.
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