Welsh doctors and one Welsh dentist have recently been honoured by the Wales Deanery, Cardiff University, at an event hosted by the British Medical Association recently in Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 30th April 2014.
The successful nominees were rewarded with accolades for their excellence in training the next generation of medical and dental professionals across Wales.
All Welsh doctors and dentists in training were asked to nominate a consultant, GP, dentist or staff and associate specialty grade doctor, who they believed performed outstandingly.
The following healthcare professionals were named BEST trainers of the year 2013: Dr Orhan Uzun, a Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff; Dr Dylan Parry, a GP in Old Colwyn, North Wales; Dr Jasmin Khan-Singh an Associate Specialist in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Royal Gwent; and Dr Aradhana Ingley an Associate Specialist in Paediatrics in Glan Clwyd, North Wales.
Dr Helen Fardy was presented with the Dean's Recognition Award for her services to Medical Education. Dr Fardy, is a Consultant Paediatrician at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, also Reconfiguration Lead and Head of Speciality School for the Wales Deanery.
Professor Derek Gallen, Postgraduate Dean at the Wales Deanery said: "Wales's medical and dental educational supervisors and trainers play a vital role in delivering high quality training for our doctors and dentists entering the profession and encouraging more trainees to look to Wales to work and live. This award goes some way to recognising their very important and influential role."
Dr Orhan Uzun said.."It is such an honour to be presented with the BEST Teacher Award in Secondary Care in 2013. I am overwhelmed that my teachings through the years were well received and appreciated. This means a world to me and it is very humbling indeed. I am very grateful to all who nominated me for this award. This award will give me a further impetus for my future teaching inspirations."
Dr Dylan Parry said: "I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Wales Deanery and BMA Wales for facilitating what I found to be an extremely positive process leading up to me receiving this award. I was humbled to learn of my nominations, but truly taken aback when it was announced that I had won the Best Supervisor and Trainer Primary Care Award. I had always hoped to have played some small part in the education of our future GPs, and to be recognised for such a role is something that I will definitely cherish. Hearing about the fantastic educational work of the other award recipients at the ceremony re-affirmed my belief that the future of medical education in Wales is in very good hands. I would like to also express my gratitude to Wales Deanery for awarding me an education bursary, something that should further improve me as an educationalist and family doctor".
The BEST Awards also recognised the work of Dr Kurt Finnigan a Dentist in Welshpool, Powys; Professor Jeff Stephens, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Morriston, Swansea and Dr Glenda Hill, Associate Specialist in Dermatology, based at Wrexham General Hospital, North Wales.
The awards are part of the 'Supervising the Route to Excellence' programme which aims to ensure excellence in medical training through the development and support of high quality educational, clinical supervisors and trainers throughout Wales.
Our annual BEST/BSAS awards are now part of the BMA/BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards, which are a collaboration between Cardiff Medical School, Swansea Medical School and the Wales Deanery.
The four winners of the award also received a Medical Education Bursary worth £3,000.
The strategic aim of the Wales Deanery is to commission, quality assure and support the education and training of trainees, hospital doctors, GPs, dentists and DCPs in Wales.
Trainees can reserve a place on the course using the following link and the booking system.
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