Our Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin and Dr David Fluck, Medical Director joined Dr Gulam Patel, Clinical Lead for Undergraduate Medicine, and colleagues for a celebration of the delivery of high quality Undergraduate Teaching at ASPH.
Awards to three of our consultants and an administrator at ASPH for their outstanding work with undergraduate medical trainees were acknowledged in the new dedicated undergraduate education teaching room at St Peter's on Friday, November 25.
Some of our current students were invited to join the team to applaud the achievements of:
- Dr Mark Williams, Consultant Cardiologist won a Teaching Excellence award from St George's for a consistently high level of positive feedback from successive groups of cardiology students.
- Dr Jacob Addo, A&E Consultant, won a Teaching Excellence award from Imperial College for turning around the student experience in A&E in a short period of time with excellent feedback.
- Dr Viran Gunasekera, Consultant Gastroenterologist, who has added a new dimension to undergraduate teaching by undertaking three research projects with his group of Imperial College students. All three research project have been accepted, including one for presentation at an international gastroenterology meeting in Switzerland.
- Annette Stanley, Medical Student Co-ordinator, who won the Supporting the Student Experience award from Imperial College. This is the second time this award has come to the Trust in three years with the inaugural version of this award being won by her colleague, Darren Pirson, two years ago.
We take about 400 undergraduate students a year from Imperial College and St George's, each group with a varying amount of time here, with a total equivalent to about 50 whole-time students.
Suzanne Rankin said: "We have done really well over the last year with so many teaching awards. A number of the students said how involved they have felt in the team here and we at the Trust are really delighted with that."