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Professor John Rees

John ReesEducation Lead

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 5232

Office: King's Centre for Global Health, 2.13 Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, Denmark Hill Campus, SE9 5RJ


John is the education lead at KCGH and academic lead for the intercalated-BSc in Global Health. He is Professor of Medical Education at King’s College London School of Medicine. At the end of 2010 he retired as Dean of Undergraduate Education at the School of Medicine and as a respiratory and general physician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

He has a long standing interest in medical education and expertise gained running a large undergraduate medical programme at King's College London School of Medicine with 450 undergraduate students annually. He has postgraduate educational experience as an educational supervisor and as an examiner and Censor of the Royal College of Physicians (London).

His interest in global health stemmed from experience in evaluation and assessment of medical education in UK and abroad. He has evaluated and advised on medical programmes in Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Sierra Leone, Cyprus and Somaliland. He has been an external examiner in University of Hong Kong, University of the West Indies, Sudan Postgraduate Board, Kuwait Postgraduate Board, Sri Lanka Postgraduate Board, Somaliland (Amoud & Hargeisa Universities), Zambia, and has given invited lectures on medical education in Sudan, Syria, Japan, Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Somaliland and Dubai

He teaches on the global health Student Selected Components (SSCs) and intercalated-BSc on non-communicable disease. He co-leads the Global Burden of Disease module and the Library Projects module for the i-BSc modules and chairs the examination board for the intercalated-BSc.

He is actively involved at present in faculty development and assessment in Somaliland, in advising on a new medical school in Cyprus and in continuing support for undergraduate education in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.

Selected Publications

     Lyons O, Willcock H,, Rees PJ, Archer J. Patient feedback for medical students. Clinical Teacher, 2009, 6: 254-8

     Kim JY, Rees PJ. The introduction and development of graduate entry programmes in the United Kingdom. Korean J of Medical Education 2010; 22: 1-5

     Rees PJ, Stephenson A. The future of medical education in the United Kingdom. J Roy Coll Gen Pract 2010; 60:795-6

     Rees PJ,Pattison J, Williams DG.  100 Cases in Clinical medicine. Edward Arnold, 2000, 2nd Edition 2007, 3rd edition 2013. Series editor of 10 books in 100 cases series.

     Gibson T, Rees PJ. Essential Clinical medicine. Cambridge University Press. 2009

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