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The Dudley Group was first recognised as a Teaching Trust in March 2001, when our first Clinical Sub Dean, the late Mr Ronald Patrick Grimley, was appointed to the post.

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Photo of the late Mr Ronald Patrick Grimley/


Ron Grimley was appointed Vascular and General Surgeon to the Dudley Health Authority in 1983.


He had more than 40 publications to his name, and he became an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1987. His enthusiasm for teaching helped The Dudley Group achieve teaching hospital status in partnership with the University of Birmingham, and he was the first Clinical Sub Dean


The Dudley Group was first recognised as a Teaching Trust in March 2001, when Ron Grimley was appointed to the post. He worked tirelessly to gain our teaching status and he was an enthusiastic educationalist and inspiring teacher, with a special heart for undergraduate medical students.

The Ron Grimley Centre for Undergraduate Medical Studies was officially opened by Professor William Doe (Dean of The Birmingham Medical School) in March 2006.

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"On the website there are the clinical skills videos, very professionally done and easy to learn from. The medical school and other hospitals would benefit from access to these. "



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