Bente Malling is Associate Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education PGME) and Associate Director, Centre of Health Sciences Education, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University. She is a trained anaesthesiologist, and has worked in the clinic for 22 years. In 2004 she changed carrier into medial education after completing a master’s degree in Health Professions Education and a PhD on the topic leadership of medical education in the clinical departments, both at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She was director of PGME at Aarhus University Hospital, and at the same time Associate Professor in PGME at Aarhus University, until she was appointed Associate Director with responsibility for PGME in the Northern Educational Region in Denmark in 2015.
Bente Malling has contributed considerably to the implementation of outcome-based education in Denmark at regional and national level and is member of both the Regional and the National Council for PGME in Denmark. She played a key consultant role in the evaluation of the Danish reform in PGME and chaired the committee, who revised the Danish interpretation of the CanMEDs roles in 2012. Her current areas of interest are leadership of medical education, faculty development, work-based assessment and development of professional identity. She has collaboration to both national and international research groups. Besides research she is an experienced educator and teacher.