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Dunedin School of Medicine Teaching Awards 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 2:07pm

Each year we are proud to celebrate the clinical teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching and learning environment at the Dunedin School of Medicine.

We warmly congratulate the 2017 recipients:

SENIOR STAFF AWARD FOR QUALITY IN TEACHING

Mr John Dunbar

John's sustained commitment to providing high quality teaching and learning experiences for students makes him a well-deserved recipient of this prestigious award. Student comments included:
• "Fantastic teacher!"
• "He gave up half his Saturday."
• "His ortho teaching is great."
• "Clinics with Dr Dunbar are fabulous."
• "He is very inspiring."

Read the Otago Daily Times article on John Dunbar

INNVOVATION IN TEACHING

Dr Liza Edmonds and Team

When Liza was informed that she would receive this award she expressed a strong desire to share it with her colleagues. She wanted to acknowledge the team who worked with her over the past year to enhance the teaching of the child health section of the Reproductive Medicine and Child Health Module in Year 5. She and her team have worked to:

  • Introduce foundation concepts about child health to students during their first whole class learning week to better prepare them to take advantage of the learning opportunities related to child health that arise in all of their rotations in Year 5.
  • Integrate skills involving paediatric history taking, examination, and development into cases so students can actively explore and learn about core paediatric conditions from their presentation onwards.
  • Gather and analyse staff and student feedback to monitor and enhance the changes made to the delivery of the paediatric curriculum.

COMMENDATION TO SENIOR STAFF FOR TEACHING

Dr Wendy Busby

Wendy received the Senior Staff Award for Quality in Teaching in 2010, 2011, and 2015, as well as the Commendation to Senior Staff for Teaching in 2013 and 2016. Students commented that “she is really quite amazing” and her colleagues endorsed her nomination by saying that “she is well-liked by students and an excellent teacher who gets to know her students well. When she identifies a problem, she brings it to the module convenor’s attention”.

COMMENDATION TO INVERCARGILL TEACHING STAFF

Dr Stacey Goodson

Stacey's nomination received strong support from her colleagues, with many positive student comments about Stacey including:
• "Stacey went out of her way to teach and be helpful, even when our team was under the pump."
• "Stacey always happily answered questions and made sure we always had something to do."
• "She quizzed us and let us do many practical things which improved our skills greatly."

COMMENDATION TO INVERCARGILL TEACHING STAFF

Dr Mike Reeves

Mike's nomination was strongly endorsed by his colleagues and students commented that :
• "Mike went out of his way to give us teaching and advice, it was much appreciated."

CERTIFICATE TO THE REGISTRAR WHO HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT AND QUALITY IN TEACHING

Dr Rob Handley

Rob’s nomination by students received strong endorsement from colleagues in his department, with students wanting him to be recognised for his excellent teaching. Colleagues noted that he is a good opportunistic teacher and is excellent at capitalising on those ‘teachable moments’ that happen on wards.

COMMENDATION TO THE REGISTRAR WHO HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT AND QUALITY IN TEACHING

Dr Keith Lee

Keith has previously been awarded the certificate to house officer for commitment and quality in teaching in 2014, and the Certificate to the Registrar who has shown Commitment and Quality in Teaching in 2016. His recognition again this year is testiment to his outstanding commitment to teaching.

CERTIFICATE TO THE HOUSE OFFICER WHO HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT AND QUALITY IN TEACHING

Dr Jamie Leong

Jamie’s nomination by students received strong endorsement from colleagues in her department. In particular, Jamie was recognised as being very good at mentoring students as a senior house officer within the department of Women’s and Children’s Health. She is an excellent role model and actively looks for ways she can offer support to students and increase their learning.

CERTIFICATE TO THE HOUSE OFFICER WHO HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT AND QUALITY IN TEACHING

Dr Mostafa Amer

Mostafa received the Certificate to the Registrar Who Has Shown Commitment and Quality in Teaching in 2013. Mostafa was delighted when he was informed that he had again won a teaching award. His commitment to quality in teaching was recognised by his repeated nomination by students and endorsement from his colleagues.

CERTIFICATE TO THE TRAINEE INTERN WHO HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT AND APTITUDE FOR TEACHING

Ms Kimberley Lee

Kimberley received over a dozen votes from her peers. It was noted by a student that Kimberley spent a Saturday giving MCQ lecture to the 5th year students to help them prepare.

CERTIFICATE TO THE TRAINEE INTERN WHO HAS SHOWN COMMITMENT AND APTITUDE FOR TEACHING

Ms Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie's teaching efforts and attitude to learning deserves recognition as attested by the repeated nominations from her peers and the more junior students at DSM.

CERTIFICATE TO THE NURSING TEAM WHO HAVE PROVIDED THE BEST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Orthopaedic / Fracture Nurses

The Orthopaedic/Fracture Nurses received the Certificate to the Nursing Team who has provided the Best learning environment for medical students in 2015 and 2016. This year, they were recognised again by students whose comments included:
• "They are awesome!"
• "The best!!"
• "So helpful"