Department of Primary Care and Public Health update

Awards for Teaching Excellence for NHS Teachers

This event took place on Wednesday 16 November at the Drewe Lecture Theatre and was a chance for all our valued NHS teachers to be recognised for all the hard work they put into teaching our medical students. Primary Care was represented by Dr Beena Gohil, who won a Teaching Excellence Award.

Also featured was the inaugural lecture of Professor Mark Nelson, Lead of HIV services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – “Patient Zero to PrEP: HIV past, present and future”.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Education and Research

Dr Sonia Kumar received the President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence, the highest award given for teaching at Imperial College, at a special ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Dr Joanne Harris, Dr Ros Herbert and Dr Elizabeth Muir each received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony at South Kensington.

SAPC Madingley Hall 2017

The Department of Primary Care and Public Health is gearing up to host the annual SAPC Madingley Hall conference on 26-27 January. This event brings together some of the best and brightest minds in medical education and research. The conference provides an ideal setting in which to meet and discuss ideas with colleagues from all around the UK. There will be a varied and stimulating programme around the theme of “Primary Care at the Coalface: Mining for Diamonds”.

This year’s keynote speech will be delivered by Dr David Hirsh, Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director and co-founder of the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. He will be speaking about how he set up Harvard’s Cambridge Integrated Clerkship, which helped inspire Imperial College’s own Integrated Clinical Apprenticeship course which is currently well into its first pilot year.

Dr Sonia Kumar, Director of Undergraduate Education at the School of Public Health, has created UKLIC, the first national Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship forum, to discuss and develop ideas around this innovative educational system. The first meeting of UKLIC is planned for April 2017.

Registration for SAPC Madingley Hall 2017 is still open and there are a range of packages available – for more information, please see the Madingley registration website.

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