Dr Cees van der Vleuten, PhD, has been at the University of Maastricht since 1982. In 1996 he was appointed Professor of Education and chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, a position he held for 18 years. From 2005 until 2020 he was the Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education. His successor is KIPRIME fellow and previous guest in this series, Dr Pim Teunissen.
He mentors many researchers in medical education and has supervised more than 90 doctoral graduate students. His primary expertise lies in evaluation and assessment. He has published widely in this domain, holds numerous academic awards, including several career awards. In 2005 he received John P. Hubbard Award for significant contribution to research and development of assessment of medical competence from the National Board of Medical Examiners in the US. In 2010 he received a Dutch royal decoration for the societal impact of his work and in 2012 the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education.
Cees serves frequently as a consultant internationally and holds numerous honorary academic appointments around the world.