The President’s Awards for Excellence are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in Education, Research or Societal Engagement. This year we celebrated with two members of the department who received the award for their education work. The following words were said as they received their awards.
'Dr Shivani Tanna is the year 3 MICA GP course lead. She has shown immensely far reaching skills both as an educator and as an education leader. The course is already a game changer in the way our medical students learn. Dr Tanna has a strong medical education ethos, pushing the student boundaries, allowing them at their own pace to go beyond the curriculum objectives and instilling confidence in the students in year 3 in the role of a doctor. She carries a passion for medical students and it is truly rewarding to see how the students have responded to her energy. She is everything an education leader and doctor should be'.
'Dr Andrew McKeown is the ICA co-course director and he is a dynamic and inspirational educator who has worked tirelessly to introduce the longitudinal clerkship in year five undergraduate teaching. Andrew has used video material, group simulation and weekly reflective teaching groups, pushing the boundaries of the students and how things are taught in a traditional curriculum. In his weekly tutorials he covers topics and areas previously left untouched such as dealing with uncertainty, reflecting on a patient’s death and the impact that has on a doctor and using the arts and humanities to develop empathy and compassion'.