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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Imperial College student and teacher primary care prizes

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2014 Undergraduate Medical Student and GP Teacher prizes.


Year 1 Essay Prize: David Kockerling

Year 5 North West Thames Provost Prize Patient Project Prize: Joseph Barker

Year 6 Adam Snape Audit Prize: Harriet Davidson and Frances Dixon

Year 6 Grant Blair Portfolio Prize: Thulasi Naveenam and Sarah Morton


Year 1: Dr Tanya Carthy

Year 3: Dr Paul Reynolds

Year 5: Dr Elizabeth Pearson and Dr Beena Gohil

Year 6: Dr Reshma Rasheed and Dr David Lukey

Best New Teacher: Dr Siobhan Steel


Year 5 North West Thames Provost Prize
"An incredibly thorough researched review of a patientwith complex medical problems by Joseph Barker. He identified practical, achievable areas of improvement to patient care that could be actioned, as well as a mature patient centred approach in his application of guidelines and consideration of both the patient and carer's needs. Upon reading the patient's recent hospital discharge letter, he showed great initiative in not only identifying areas of discrepancy, but he sought the reasons why to rectify them.  Indeed, it felt like he was the patient's GP."

Highly commended are: 

Rebecca Gosling and her patient centred approach about a patient with end stage chronic heart failure:  her approach enabled her to interweave ethics and areas of improving patient care throughout her presentation.

Wakana Teranaka for her review of a patient with diabetes, asthma and recurrent falls. Particularly to be commended is her discussion around motivating patients and improving adherence in patients with diseases secondary to poor lifestyle choices.  

Adam Snape Audit Prize
Joint winners: Harriet Davidson (placement Dr Nich Stanger Salisbury) & Frances Dixon (Dr Andrew Levinson, Dorset) for their work on chaperones in General Practice. You will see the excellent video presentation of this audit which was also presented at the SAPC conference at Madingley Hall, Cambridge in January.

Highly Commended: 

Adeel Aftab: Audit on waiting times

Sarah Morton: Polymyalgia Rheumatica & treatments

Grant Blair Portfolio Prize
Joint winners for superb, reflective case reports from their GPSA attachments
Thulasi Naveenan (Placement with Dr McCrea, Croydon) & Sarah Morton (Placement Dr Stephen Kenna, York). Both students wrote thoughtful, extensive portfolios, selecting cases requiring the use of evidence-based guidelines for common chronic conditions and showing a depth of understanding, application and reflection.


Dr Tanya Carthy: “Tanya was a very good tutor. She has gave good feedback for each module, showing where improvements could be made if necessary. She made the tutorials interesting, integrating the information we needed to learn with her own experiences. She has been very friendly throughout the whole process. Overall it was a fantastic experience.”

Dr Paul Reynolds: “A great teacher, was really good to have someone who knew what OSCEs are like and had examined before.”“Really good at giving feedback, especially on things to improve and how to do so.”“Brilliant teaching experience - thank you!”

Dr Elizabeth Pearson: “My GP Placement wasn’t what I expected it to be, if I could have given up the rest of medical school there and then and joined that practice to work, I would have done.” 

Dr D Lukey: Dr Lukey has taught our students for some years enthusiastically and with consistently excellent student feedback. He retired November 2013. "One of the best attachments of medical school so far. Loughton Medical Centre were fantastic!"  "Dr Lukey is an excellent GP tutor...he is an learning experience I have had at medical school."

Dr Beena Gohil: “Great teaching. Always encouraged me to consult and examine patients. Discussed management plans with me, showed me signs on patients and taught me examinations. Very good placement.”

Dr Reshma Rasheed: Dr Rasheed provided pastoral support and care well beyond her educational remit as a year 6 teacher to a student in difficulty while on their GPSA attachment. She has shown herself to be a dedicated, conscientious and involved teacher. Other students have commented "It was a great pleasure being taught by Dr Rasheed. I strongly recommend her to future students" "Teaching was targeted on aspects of general practice that normally isn't (sic) addressed such as ethics and business"

Dr Siobhan Steel: Siobhan has embraced the course with enthusiasm and her students have given her excellent feedback


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