Dr Simon Plint, Dean
Simon entered medicine with an arts degree background. He practised in an Oxford university general practice for nearly 20 years, developed a special interest in sports medicine, and served as the medical officer for Oxford University Rugby Club. He became involved in medical education, determined to promote intellectual curiosity and adult learning, which were so spectacularly absent from his undergraduate medical training.
As a GP Dean, he developed the GP National Recruitment process which survived the MTAS meltdown, and subsequently became a clinical adviser to the Department of Health Modernising Medical Careers team. In this latter role he has led the major expansion of GP training numbers in England, and is also a member of the Medical Education England working group looking at the “Shape of Medical Training”.
Simon was the Medical Education Commissioning Dean for the SHA, prior to being appointed as Postgraduate Dean for the Wessex Deanery in December 2011.