Dr. Dan Hunt is a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Field Secretary and Secretary Emeritus after serving nine years as the Co-Secretary for the LCME and Senior Director for the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is also the President of the Accreditation International group which works with countries as they create or improve their own accreditation systems.
Hunt has served as the Founding Vice Dean for Academic Affairs/Curriculum Innovation at two new medical schools: one in Northern Ontario and a three-year program in New York. Each of the new schools used the opportunity of their “blank curriculum blackboard” to create innovative admissions and curricular systems designed to prepare physicians for practice in underserved communities.
Over the past 20 years, he has worked in 12 countries as they created or improved their own medical education accreditation systems. His experience as a team member, team secretary or team chair for over 45 accreditation visits in the United States, Canada, and Saudi Arabia has contributed to his understanding of how to design innovative educational programs that built upon the expectations of accreditation requirements.
After earning his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, he completed his postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and while serving as chief resident, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and was awarded a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
After his residency training, Hunt joined the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) where he achieved the rank of tenured professor. For 17 of his 27 years at UWSOM he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and oversaw the five-state consortium known as “WWAMI” that serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho for physician training. While there, he was the founding principal investigator for the Native American Center of Excellence and the Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Education Program and was Principal Investigator for over 14 million dollars in grants designed to increase under-represented minorities in medicine.
Hunt has over 50 peer reviewed publications in topics of medical education, accreditation, psychiatry. He is co-editor of the book describing the creation of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and a co-editor with Ronald Harden and John Dent for the fifth and sixth edition of A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers.
Hunt is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society and was awarded the “Golden Apple” award for teaching by UWSOM physician assistance students and was honored with the Margaret B. Anderson Award for showing “exceptional concern for, and support of, medical students,” by the 1997 UWSOM graduating class. In 2015 he was honored with the inaugural Distinguished Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Regional Medical Campuses.
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