Hull York Medical School staff recognised at the Teaching Excellence Awards 2017

19 May 2017

Hull York Medical School Teaching Excellence Awards

The commitment and contribution of staff across the School and NHS was recognised at the recent Teaching Excellence Awards 2017.  Over 180 people attended the event – a mix of students, graduates and University and NHS partners – and 25 prizes were awarded.

The event provided an opportunity for students to give thanks to those staff members who have supported them on their journey, including consultant physicians practising in one of the medical specialities, general practitioners, mental and community health partners, and the student liaison teams who support students on their clinical placements.

MB BS and Physician Associate students were given the opportunity to share some of the comments about winners submitted as part of the nominations process, as well as presenting awards.

For Dunni Adeleye, final year MB BS student and Chair of the Student Staff Committee, the event provided an opportunity to reflect on her experiences as a student before she embarks upon Foundation Year training. She says, ‘One of my favourite things about Hull York Medical School, and what makes it such an inspirational place to study, is the strong ethos of community. During my last rotation in fifth year I was taught by a tutor who had taught me during my third year, and he immediately remembered me.

As I approach my final weeks of medical school and transition to working within the NHS, I hope to take with me some of the lessons I’ve learned during my five years here, and draw on the inspiration of my clinical tutors to, hopefully, go on to teach and inspire during my own clinical practice.

Una Macleod, Dean, says, ‘I was delighted to hear about the ways in which staff consistently surpass expectations to provide a positive experience for students.

‘Hull York Medical School was established on the basis of a strong partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, and the NHS. This has enabled the school to combine the strengths of each partner, ensuring that our graduates are thoroughly prepared for clinical practice. It has also enabled us to provide high quality medical education, and create a supportive, stimulating environment in which students are able to thrive.’

Hull York Medical School has a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary schools, offering innovative and rigorous medical education. Its problem-based learning approach and early clinical exposure ensures that students develop the fundamental skills needed to practise medicine. It works in partnership with the NHS across the region, providing students with the opportunity to interact with patients in a variety of settings and from a variety of backgrounds. This innovative approach to teaching, together with the unique location of the school and the dedication of staff, ensures that students graduate as high quality doctors and academic leaders of the future.

Access photographs from the event, and a full list of nominees and winners here