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Teaching Award winners announced

Monday 21 October 2013 9:33am

Acting Dean Associate Professor Jim Reid (left) and award recipients Dr Celia Devenish (Senior Staff Award for Quality in Teaching) and Associate Professor Gerard Wilkins (Commendation to Senior Staff for Teaching).

Dr Celia Devenish, a clinical senior lecturer in the Department of Women's and Children's Health, was announced as the recipient of this year's Dunedin School of Medicine Senior Staff Award for Quality in Teaching at a ceremony held at the Dunedin Public Hospital last week.

The award and others presented at the ceremony were based on survey results from Year 4 and 5 medical students.

The inaugural Medical Education Group Innovation in Teaching Award went to Dr Martyn Williamson of the Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes Clinic (Department of General Practice and Rural Health).

Associate Professor Gerard Wilkins (Departmet of Medicine) received a Commendation to Senior Staff for Teaching Award as did Dr Wendy Busby (Department of Medicine) and Dr Konrad Richter (Department of Surgical Sciences) who were unable to attend last week's ceremony.

Other winners recognised included: Dr Mohammad Amer, Certificate to the Registrar Who Has Shown Commitment and Quality in Teaching; Dr Sam Taylor, Certificate to the House Surgeon Who Has Shown Commitment and Quality in Teaching; Mr Sultan Al–Shaqsi, Certificate to the Trainee Intern Who Has Shown Commitment and Aptitude for Teaching; ENT outpatient clinic, 3B (Acute Orthopaedics) and ISIS nurses (Southern District Health Board’s Specialist Rehabilitation Centre), Certificate to the Nursing Team who has provided the Best Learning Environment for Medical Students.

"I warmly congratulate all the winners; from Trainee Interns to senior staff, without whose passion for teaching our students' experiences would be less rich and substantially less fulfilling," said Acting Dean and Head of the Dunedin School of Medicine Associate Professor Jim Reid.

The Otago Bulletin first published this story on 21 October 2013.