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Clinical Teacher of the Year

10 February 2011

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Three clinical teachers at the University have been nominated for a prestigious award; the BMA Cymru/ BMJ Group Clinical Teacher of the Year.

Dr Helen Pugsley a lecturer in dermatology and wound healing at Cardiff, Dr Liam McKnight a consultant radiologist and educational trainer at Morriston Hospital, Swansea and Dr John Rees, a GP and education trainer in Carmarthen have been nominated for the award which recognises a clinical teacher in Wales who has excelled in their work supporting postgraduate medical students in Wales during 2010/11.

The nominees for the award come from local award ceremonies hosted by the Wales Postgraduate Deanery, Cardiff School of Medicine, Swansea University College of Medicine and Bangor School of Medical Sciences. The winners of the individual awards will be considered by an independent panel who will decide the overall ‘all-Wales winner’ at a ceremony on 4 March.

Nominee, Dr John Rees who has been a GP for 27 years said: "I am thrilled to be nominated for this award and it is without doubt the highlight of my teaching career. I believe that medical educators in Wales provide some of the very best post graduate teaching and tuition opportunities throughout the UK for doctors in training."

Dr Liam McKnight who has been a doctor for over 30 years and who has also been nominated for the award said: "I am honoured and privileged to have been nominated for this award. I have experienced some outstanding training in my undergraduate and postgraduate career and I am delighted to put back into the doctors of the future in Wales some of that experience."
Also nominated for the award are Dr Roger Ramsay, a GP at Llanwrst Surgery and Dr Chris Jones at Swansea University School of Medical Sciences.

Stephen Jones, Deputy Welsh Secretary at BMA Cymru Wales said: "Wales’ clinical teachers play a vital role in delivery high quality training for our doctors entering the profession and encouraging more trainees to look to Wales as the optimal place to train, work and live. This award goes some way to recognising their very important and influential role."
The winner will receive a specially commissioned award from BMA Cymru Wales and a tailored medical education package from BMJ Learning.

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