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The University of Oxford Clinical School at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of their annual teaching awards.

Teaching group

6th year medical students, who were attached to surgery from June to December 2016, made nominations at the end of their attachment and the results were:  

Consultant Teacher of the Year

Winner – James Gilbert

Second place – Oliver Jones

Third place – Myles Fleming

Teacher of the Year

Winner – Greg Thomas

Joint second place – Irfan Kabir and Aaron Lieblich

Joint third place – Felicity Woodgate and Bob Yang

Tutor of the Year

Joint winner – John O’Callaghan and Naomi Warner

Joint second place – Katie Hurst and Georgios Vrakas

Joint third place – John Mason, John Jeffrey and Vasileios Mavroeidis

 

Congratulations to all the winners.

Below is a selection of the comments made by the students. 

'(Katie Hurst is) an outstanding tutor, possibly the best clinical tutor I have had in my entire clinical medicine. She combined really good small group tutorial teaching with bedside teaching, seeing patients and watching us take histories and exam them.’

'(Georgios Vrakas is an) excellent surgical tutor and gave us regular tutorials on transplant surgery with a good balance between the surgical specifics and the medical management and implications. This involved both formal teaching and bedside teaching and was an excellent introduction to the speciality.

'(Aaron Lieblich) gave some really helpful teaching during the urology attachment.'

OIiver Jones received the following comments: ‘The teaching sessions given on colorectal surgery were excellent,’ ‘Always keen to teach in clinic and theatre,’ and ‘He gave us great bedside teaching.’

Guy Webster, who was nominated for Consultant Teacher of the Year, also received the following comment from one of his students: ‘I would like to make a special mention of Mr Webster in Urology. His rapid access clinic was superb. He was very welcoming, taught alongside the clinic, guided us through and ensured we had as much practice as possible in history and examinations, and made his clinic very interesting and a pleasure to be in.’