Congratulations to Dr Mohamed Elhassan Elsayed, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Course Director MSc Health Professions Education. We are very proud of Mohamed, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award given by the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada (AFMC). This award, named after Dr Charles Boelen, a world leader in Social Accountability of Medical Schools, celebrates individuals, groups of people or organizations whose professional accomplishments reflect the principles of social accountability as defined in the Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools. It is the top award for social accountability given to individuals who make an impact on the development of social accountability.
The award reflects Mohamed’s commitment to social accountability in his research and his leadership of the Health Professions Education Programme. He was among the 135 international participants in the development of the Global Consensus on Social Accountability of Medical Schools in 2010, and since that time he has worked with international bodies to translate the concept into action.