Head of Department of Medical Education , Department of Medical Education, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Michal Nowakowski MD, PhD since 2009 chairs Department of Medical Education of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. His work includes leading Jagiellonian University Medical College (JUMC) Faculty Development Program, curriculum design, implementation of interactive teaching methods, teaching and assessment of technical skills. He is also involved in Program Committee at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Krakow, improvement of knowledge and skill assessment at Faculty of Medicine. At national level he is a member of Development Committee of Assembly of Rectors of Polish Medical Schools responsible for development of national network of centers of medical education. He also leads a multidisciplinary team designing teaching facilities for JUMC utilizing his skills in educational management, curriculum design, course planning and ergonomics to maximize the effectiveness of designed facilities. As a general surgeon he works at University Hospital Trauma Center.
His research interests include assessment of complicated motor tasks during training, cultural differences and their impact on teaching and learning and experimental surgery.