Tomlin Paul, MB BS, MPH, DFPHM, FAcadMEd
Chair, Educational Development and Quality Center (EDQC)
Tomlin Paul, MB BS, MPH, DFPHM, FAcadMEd previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica, with oversight for 6 health professional training programmes. He has received training in medical education from FAIMER and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, United Kingdom. Dr Paul has experience in medical education, academic programme management and quality assurance. He has developed and taught several courses in health care delivery and health promotion and has coordinated the delivery of an integrated curriculum for physicians’ training; while participating in several accreditation review teams for medical schools in the Caribbean.
Dr. Paul has been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organisation in medical education and is an executive member of The Consortium on Social Accountability in Health Professions Education in the Region of the Americas. He is a member of the international team that developed the Indicators of Social Accountability Tool (ISAT) used to assess and monitor schools’ progress in social accountability. He has received the World Organisation of National Colleges and Associations for Family Physicians’ (WONCA), Five Star Doctor Award for the North American Region and Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in the areas of Teaching and Quality Assurance Excellence from The UWI.
He has championed the adoption of a social accountability vision for health professions education at The UWI, leading to the University receiving the ASPIRE Award for Excellence in Medical Education in the area of Social Accountability from the Association of Medical Education of Europe (AMEE). Dr. Paul is an advocate for continuous quality improvement, inter-professional education and meaningful student engagement. He has participated in several international conferences and panels on medical education and social accountability. His research interests include social accountability and medical education with several publications in regional and international journals. Dr Paul is currently working on a book examining social accountability and community development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica.