Author: JO Busari

Jamiu Busari is a consultant pediatrician and an associate professor of medical education at Maastricht University. He is a past Department Chair and Program Director of Paediatrics, at Zuyderland Medical Centre, Netherlands. He is currently a consultant Paediatrics and Dean of the HOH Academy at Horacio Oduber Hospital, Aruba. Born in England and African by heritage, Jamiu has lived and studied in England, Nigeria, Curacao, Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. His personal and professional approach to life has been defined by his exposure to diverse cultural backgrounds. Jamiu is a Maastricht University alumnus, a Harvard Macy Scholar, and an HBS executive education graduate in Managing Health Care Delivery. He was a two-term executive board member of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO) and a founding member of ‘sanokondu’ (an international community of practice dedicated to fostering health professional leadership education worldwide) Jamiu is a public speaker, writer, educator, and health care leader. He is a recipient of various awards including the Educational Leadership Award (2015), Clinician of the Year award (2015) the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada international Residency Educator Award (2016), and the Choice critics award (2017). He is an advisor to different healthcare and educational organizations within and outside the Netherlands and a fervent advocate for diversity, compassionate care, and social accountability to the less privileged in society.
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Controversies in Med Ed via ICENet Summit 2014: Milan

By Jamiu Busari (@jobusar)

On August 29, 2014, the second international ICENet Summit took place in Milan, Italy. In attendance were 18 international clinician educators (CEs) from North America, Asia, Australia, Mid-East and Europe. The event, which was a follow up to the inaugural summit in Prague last year, featured four dynamic CEs who pitched separate controversial ideas. The provocateurs aimed to challenge and stretch the thinking of attendees, and generate new ideas based on different cultural, educational and professional backgrounds.  There were many take-home messages and challenges for the participants to reflect on when they returned home.