of the Belgian High Council for medical specialists and family physicians. Professor De Maeseneer chairs the Educational Committee (since 1997) and directs a fundamental reform of the undergraduate curriculum (from a discipline-based to an integrated patient-based approach). In 2004 Professor De Maeseneer received the WONCA-Award for Excellence in Health Care: The Five-Star Doctor at the 17th World Conference of Family Doctors in Orlando, Florida. In 2008 he received a Doctor Honoris Causa degree at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 2010 he received the prize De Schaepdrijver-Caenepeel for developmental work from the Royal Flemish Academy of Medicine.
Marietjie de Villiers, Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., M.Fam.Med., is deputy dean of education at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, where she is also a professor in family medicine and primary care. She is currently responsible for all curriculum development, educational innovation, program implementation, and quality assurance on undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education levels at the FHS. Professor de Villiers is chairperson of the Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Education Partnership Advisory Committee and is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative.
Carla Dyer, M.D., associate clinical professor of internal medicine and child health, is a Med-Peds hospitalist physician and clerkship director for the department of internal medicine at the University of Missouri. She directs the Introduction to Patient Care courses for the University of Missouri School of Medicine students. She chairs the Interprofessional Curriculum in Quality and Safety steering committee and led the development of an interprofessional simulation focused on patient safety. She collaborates with School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy faculty to develop and integrate interprofessional learning opportunities for health professional students. Her research interests include interprofessional education, patient safety, quality improvement education for health professional students, and simulation.
Mark Earnest, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, where he teaches and practices internal medicine. Dr. Earnest is the director of interprofessional education at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he oversees the REACH Program (Realizing Educational Advancement in Collaborative Health). REACH involves students from all the health profession programs on campus in a longitudinal curriculum designed to improve quality and safety of care through more effective interprofessional collaboration and