Guest in Town LAHORE UK-based Dr Dason Evans, who is in Lahore nowadays, says that Pakistani medical students are very enthusiastic at learning new things and so are the faculty members. Talking to The Nation he said that health system of Pakistan was very active but faculty development was very important. On Saturday Dr Dason visited Lahore Fort and took keen interest in construction of the fort. He was deeply inspired by the art and culture of the Mughal era. Commenting upon the hospitality of Lahorites he said it was incredible. Dason has been working principally in undergraduate medical education for the last 10 years. He has a Masters in Health Professions Education from Maastricht (cum Iaude), and is a member of various national UK education committees and organisations. He arrived Lahore last Wednesday on a seven-day visit to attend a workshop on the topic of 'Assessment Clinical Competence at Fatima Jinnah Medical College a couple of days back. The workshop was attended by good number of doctors and professors from across the country. After workshop Dr Dason delivered a heavily attended lecture on Teaching Students to Teach which was widely appreciated. From the year 2000 he worked at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, as a Research fellow, then Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Sexual Health. In this time he built up and subsequently led one of the first formal programmes for supporting students in academic difficulty in the UK, led on the design and delivery of the first intercalated BSc in Medical Education in the UK, introducing medical students to the world of education at bachelors level. He has published leading text on study skills for medical students, based on his core philosophy of improving learning through encouraging of students to make better use of the opportunities open to them. He has also published in various other areas, including improving graduates preparedness to practice, improving undergraduate and postgraduate training in sexual health, and in curriculum development. Over the last two years he has worked as Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Head of Clinical Skills, Joint Chief Examiner for OSCEs at St Georges, University of London. In this post he developed an innovative spiral, integrated clinical skills curriculum, developed and quality assured one of the largest peer tutor programmes in the country, and worked to adapt the traditional OSCE format to mitigate some of its negative impacts on student learning. He has presented widely on matters of clinical skills teaching, learning and assessment. Attitude of people of Lahore was remarkable friendly and he would unable to forget them, he said and maintained that despite bomb blast life was normal in the city and he was not scared of any sort of panic. Dr Dason has been involved in running various postgraduate courses and conferences, and is currently focusing his career more on the postgraduate training arena, and educational consultancy.