University of Dundee students vote to reward teaching support
University of Dundee students came together this week to celebrate the high standard of teaching in the School of Medicine.
This year’s Faculty of Medical Educators (FaME) Awards took place in Ninewells Hospital’s Gannochy Lecture Theatre, with lecturers, medical students, societies and support staff honoured for their hard work.
Prizes for the winners ranged from £50 to £500. The money can be used to pay for textbooks or other educational resources, to complete qualifications, or for membership of professional societies.
A full list of winners is below:
Innovation in Medical Education
£250 prize winner: Jagdeep Singh
£150 prize winner: Joanne Sloan
£250 prize winner: Neil Harrison
£150 prize winners: Evie Fioratou
Student Societies in Supporting Teaching
£200 prize winner: Dundee Emergency and Critical Care Society (DECCS)
£150 prize winner: Dundee Research and Academic Medicine Society (DRAMS)
£100 prize winner: Dundee University Surgical Society (DUSS)
Excellence in Teaching by a Medical Student
£100 prize winner: U Bhalraam
£50 prize winners: Alistair Doak
£50 prize winners: Rebekah Wallace
Excellence in Teaching by a Junior Doctor
£200 prize winner: Ibrahim Ibrahim
£100 prize winners: Lucy Elphinstone
Excellence in Teaching
£500 prize winner: Luke Reid
£400 prize winner: Richard Oparka
£300 prize winner: Shihab Khogali
£300 prize winner: Audrey Morrison
£200 prize winner: David Nicoll
£200 prize winner: Shona Ogilvie
Funded by NHS Education for Scotland, the FaME Awards have been held every year since 2007. The nominating process is open to everyone – students, staff members and teachers – with students selecting the overall winners through an online voting form.
This year more than 470 votes were cast for the 88 nominees, with 20 winners taking home the prizes.
Bilal Ibrahim, a fifth year medical student and President of the FaME Society, said:
“As president of the FaME Society, I can speak on behalf of the whole committee in saying we are very privileged to be able to do what we do.”
“The University of Dundee Medical School, as we all know, values reflection – and we feel that it is very important that we are able to recognise how we are doing, good or bad. Whilst it is important to learn from any mistakes or errors we make, we believe it is equally important to recognise excellence across all levels at the medical school.”
“Hence we are glad to be able to enjoy an afternoon of celebration together with both the students an staff involved.”
Professor Rami Abboud, Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching and Head of the Postgraduate Division at the School of Medicine, said:
“It is a two-way system - teachers inspire students and in return students recognise teachers who go that extra mile to ensure the learning experience and journey is rewarding and enjoyable."
"Not everyone can win, but all 88 nominations are ‘winners’ by virtue of being nominated and recognised by the students for their efforts."
"It is no surprise to me that some staff are being recognised for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time in a row, as the awards inspire them to put even greater efforts year upon year.”
See pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
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