Keynote Presentation

Implementing change in countries with limited resources

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the terminology of limited resources
  • Analyse the implications of limited resources
  • Evaluate the possible solutions to develop medical education in resource constrained countries


Trevor is currently an independent Professor and Consultant in Medical Education and Primary Care.

He holds the positions of WHO Consultant in Medical Education, Adolescent Health & Primary Care, Senior International Development Officer for the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Chairman of the AMEE Fellowship Committee, Educational Consultant for International Affairs RCGP Scotland and Educational Consultant to WONCA and the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME).

He is also currently Inaugural Professor of Medical Education at Sun Yat-sen University Medical School, Guangzhou. PRC

As an Oncologist, General Practitioner and Academic for over forty years, he has extensive experience in the development and delivery of Hospital-based, Primary Care and Community-based Education. He has been involved with many of the innovations in Primary Care over these years, in the UK and overseas.

His experience in General Practice and his interest in Medical Education have given him the opportunity to develop curricula in many parts of the world, specifically in those regions in which in medical and healthcare education is often a challenge.

He writes extensively on the subject of Medical Education, with a special interest in Curriculum Development, the Social Accountability of Medical Schools and overcoming the difficulties in health professions education in resource constrained countries. As Associate Editor of Medical Teacher he had the specific responsibility for the development of the AMEE Guides in medical education, the BEME Guides in medical education, the Medical Education around the World series, as well as general publication duties. He is now Associate Editor for the new e-journal MedEdPublish, which approaches publication through an alternative post-publication review process.