Medical School celebrates teaching excellence

1 June 2020
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Celebrating exceptional medical education with The Hull York Medical School Teaching Excellence Awards 2020

This week Hull York Medical School will celebrate the exceptional medical education and support provided to Medicine and Physician Associates students at its Teaching Excellence Awards. 

The student-led Teaching Excellence Awards provide an opportunity for students on the School’s 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.  

The annual Awards are usually celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony, however this year, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the School will be celebrating nominees and winners online – bringing together the #HYMSCommunity in a week-long Teaching Awards Takeover across its social media channels. 

Hanna Mullins, Chair of the Hull York Medical School Staff Student Committee and a fourth year Medicine student said: ‘The great thing about the annual Teaching Excellence Awards is that the categories, nominees and winners are all chosen by students. They really are an opportunity for us to recognise those who have inspired us, supported us, and has a positive impact on our lives and education as medical students’. 

Awards are given across six categories including an award for exceptional contribution to the student experience and this year 118 members of staff were nominated. Those staff included clinical and academic tutors and administrative and support staff at the School’s NHS Trusts, GP and community healthcare partner providers. Winners have been chosen who have communicated in depth knowledge effectively, motivated and inspired students to learn and provided support and guidance to students throughout their programme.  

Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School said: ‘The awards recognise the commitment of our tutors to providing not just medical education, but exceptional medical education. Over the last two months in particular, as we have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, our tutors, support staff and student liaison teams have shown immense dedication and commitment to the School – working tirelessly to ensure that students continued to benefit from educational opportunities, resources and support.  They have done this while managing their clinical and other commitments.  

‘I believe this is what makes us a different kind of medical school – our inspiring people. Thanks to them our students don’t just become doctors and Physician Associates, they become brilliant doctors and Physician Associates, clinical and academic leaders of the future who are fully equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing NHS.’ 

Hull York Medical School was established in 2003. It was founded on a strong partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, and the NHS. The aim was to draw on the strengths of those partners to deliver high-quality medical education and produce outstanding doctors who would make a difference to the communities and patients they serve. Today that partnership is stronger than ever. 

Find out more about the Teaching Excellence Awards including a full list of nominees. 

Winners will be announced on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from 1 June 2020.