Congratulations to all of our graduates. On one of our most special days in the WMS calendar, graduation day this year saw over 150 students graduate at a ceremony in Butterworth Hall at the Arts Centre.
We held a breakfast event for the 23 students who graduated with honours followed by a lunch reception for all Warwick Medical School MB ChB, Masters and PhD graduates and guests in the Learning Grid, Rootes Building.
As part of this event we had a prize giving for those achieving excellence in specific areas. The winners this year are:
The Yvonne Carter Award – winner, Dr Rob Neave
The prize is given to the final year student who in the opinion of the Dean has excelled at a discipline outside of their medical studies or has contributed to the life of the University of Warwick.
The winner of this year’s award has been competing at a high level in slalom canoeing alongside his studies. He has been part of the Warwick Sport Scholarship Scheme throughout his time here. His university sporting achievements include three BUCS medals in canoe slalom, this year silver, last year bronze and two years ago gold. He has also competed as part of the university’s canoe polo team and has won numerous tournaments with them. Last year they won the silver medal at BUCS.
He is ranked 14th in the UK for canoe slalom in his discipline of men’s kayak. This year he again made it through to the final round of selection for the GB team. He finished in 11th place in selection for the Olympics, matching his position from the GB selection in 2011. It takes a great commitment to achieve to this standard as it is without doing it alongside his medical studies.
Dr Rob Neave is pictured right with Professor Peter Winstanley.
The Faculty of Medicine Clinical Prize – winners, Dr Edward Collins and Dr Joseph Heskin
This is prize is for the student with the highest total mark for clinical examination, jointly awarded this year.
Dr Edward Collins and Dr Joseph Heskin are pictured with Professor Peter Winstanley.
WPH Charitable Trust Gold Medal – winner, Dr Edward Collins
This prize goes to the student who had the highest total percentage for written and clinical examinations.
Dr Edward Collins is pictured below with Rob Blacklock of WPH Charitable Trust.
M and J McCarthy Prize for Consistent Performance – winner, Dr Edward Collins
Dr Edward Collins is pictured below with Lara McCarthy.
Faculty of Medicine Written Prize – Dr Matthew Boissaud Cooke
This prize goes to the student with the highest aggregate percentage in total over the two written papers.
Dr Matthew Boissaud Cooke pictured with Professor Peter Winstanley.
WMS Research Prize – winner, Dr Tom Lewis
The winner of this year’s research prize demonstrates the high achievement we see amongst our students. Not only has he completed his studies and graduated with honours but during his time as a medical student he has also secured over £15,000 of grants including £10,000 from the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences, and published 15 peer reviewed publications together with numerous other presentations, posters and conference presentations.
His research interest has focussed on the development and application of medical apps for mobile devices and includes his role as a contributor, and editor of the web site iMedicalapps.com.
Somehow he also managed to fit in becoming our medical school representative for the BMA, and also chaired our own student staff liaison committee in 2012/13. Most recently he successfully gained an academic foundation programme post (albeit not in Warwickshire).
Dr Tom Lewis is pictured right with Professor Peter Winstanley.
Outstanding Contribution to Student Life – winner, Dr Isabel Carbery
The winner of this year’s award has contributed to student life throughout her time at Warwick Medical School in many ways. In her role as welfare officer in the first year she created a forum that is available for students who are having any sort of difficulty to discuss and get support in a safe environment.
In her second year the winner was key in the set-up of the peer support programme which provided an additional learning arena for students to discuss and revise areas of the medical curriculum that they were struggling with. The scheme was successful in its first year, has continued to do well and is popular with students. She has also presented the scheme at a national conference.
In addition to this she also helped organise and run a programme in medical education. This was aimed at medical students interested in teaching and provided them with ideas and tools to help them maximise their teaching potential. The course was a success and was run again this year. It is clear that the winner has contributed significantly to Warwick Medical students’ psychological and academic wellbeing. She truly cares about the welfare of her fellow medical students and helping them to reach their full potential.
Dr Isabel Carbery is pictured right with Professor Peter Winstanley.
WMS Awards for Teaching Excellence for Phase One and Phase Two teaching
We asked students to nominate and vote for the member of staff who demonstrates really ‘good teaching’ by:
- Stimulating and inspiring learning
- Imaginative use of resources
- Recognising the diversity of learner needs
- Contributing to wider initiatives to facilitate student learning
Phase One winner – Dr Richard Tunstall
Richard has done a huge amount to help students understand the complicated topic of anatomy. It’s particularly impressive that Richard has received this award in only his second year of eligibility and so he has clearly made an excellent impression on our students.
Dr Richard Tunstall is pictured right with Professor Neil Johnson, Pro Dean (Education)
Phase Two winner- Dr Zoe Campbell
Zoe has worked at Warwick Hospital for the past five years during which time she has taught and mentored numerous students and obtained a Masters in Medical Education from our own Medical School. It is her great determination and strength of character that has driven her to be not just a good teacher but an excellent teacher.
She is a graduate of Warwick Medical School from the first cohort of students in 2004 and also won the Vice Dean’s Prize at her own graduation.
Dr Zoe Campbell is pictured right with Professor Peter Winstanley.