Glittering awards night celebrates teaching excellence at Hull York Medical School

21 May 2019
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Hull York Medical School's Annual Teaching Excellence Awards celebrate exceptional medical education

On 16 May over 170 guests came together to celebrate the exceptional medical education and support provided to Hull York Medical School Medicine and Physician Associate students, at the School’s annual Teaching Excellence Awards.

The glittering event, which saw prizes awarded in six categories, was attended by primary and secondary care tutors and senior representatives from each of the School’s NHS Trust and University partners, as well as clinical skills and problem-based learning (PBL) tutors, support staff, student liaison teams and students.

The student-led Teaching Excellence Awards provide an opportunity for students on the Medicine and Physician Associate programmes to honour those tutors and support staff who have gone the extra mile to support them in their studies, on clinical placement or in PBL sessions, as well as in a pastoral or extra-curricular capacity.

Presenting duties were undertaken by a mixture of Phase I, II and III Medicine students and first and second year Physician Associate students, who were given the opportunity to share some of the comments about winners, submitted as part of the nominations process.

Student Chair of the Hull York Medical School Staff Student Committee, and intercalating Medicine student Vassili Crispi reflected on his experiences. Speaking to guests on behalf of the student body, he said: ‘During our time at Hull York Medical School, all students will encounter a range of tutors who will engage with them differently. I believe this is an embedded feature of the School, which enables students to make the most of their interactions with a variety of healthcare professionals.’

I do really believe that Hull York Medical School is ‘a different kind of medical school’, and it is you, the staff members, who make it special. You will inspire some of the students you meet, you might even become their friends, but you will absolutely have an impact on their careers and lives.

‘If you have been nominated for one of tonight’s awards, it is because you made a difference to a student, and I believe this is what matters the most. So on behalf of all the students I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you.’

Welcoming guests to the event, Dean of Hull York Medical School Professor Una Macleod said: ‘The awards recognise the commitment of our tutors to providing not just medical education, but exceptional medical education. This is what makes us a different kind of medical school: our students don’t just become doctors and Physician Associates, they become brilliant doctors and Physician Associates, fully equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing NHS.’


Winners of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards

Phase I Teacher of Excellence Award

Dr Joseph Brennan

Dr Chris Buswell

Dr David Hammond

Dr Malathi Palla


Phase II & III Teacher of Excellence Award

Dr Hassan Al-Moasseb

Mr Jesus Barandiaran

Dr Kaushik Bhattacharya

Dr Naushad Cassim

Dr Louise Cooke

Dr Nicholas Latcham

Dr Kirsten Richards


Physician Associate Teacher of Excellence Award

Mr Androniks Mumdzjans

Dr David Pons


Administrative Support Award

Jeanette Clews

Jayne Stephenson

Mark Whitaker


Team Excellence Award

Hull Clinical Skills Team

Priory Medical Group Urgent Care Centre

Scartho Medical Centre

Snaith and Rawcliffe Medical Group


Exceptional Contribution to Student Experience Award

Dr Keoni Lau