Congratulations to Roshni Karavadra, who has been awarded the accolade for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Education of Warwick Medical Students’ at this year’s UHCW OSCA Awards.
The OSCAs – the Outstanding Service and Care Awards – celebrate the exceptional achievements of staff at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire across a range of categories, from ‘Compassion in Care’ to ‘Behind the Scenes’.
Warwick Medical School MB ChB students and UHCW colleagues were invited to nominate staff earlier in the year to recognise them for their contribution to medical students’ education, and Professor Colin Macdougall, our Head of Medical Education, was delighted to present the award to Phase 3 Medical School Administrator Roshni at a ceremony on 20 September.
Presenting the award, Prof Macdougall said: ‘Roshni is described as a superstar in her nomination. She has been put forward for this award due to her outstanding contribution to medical education at UHCW where her dedication to always doing the best for students shines through. She always provides plenty of learning opportunities for students and the teaching sessions she runs are described as ‘always brilliantly organised. Roshni always goes above and beyond for students, and when things happen which are out of their control, she is there to listen and help plan a course of action to ensure they are able to get everything completed. In her nomination it was highlighted how she makes a difference “She is brilliant as she is always on our side and always has a smile on her face.”
Well done also to our other shortlisted nominees:
Dr Amie Burbridge
Dr Burbridge is a Warwick Medical School graduate and a consultant in acute medicine who has been recognised for her outstanding teaching and mentorship for students during their bedside teaching. Her nomination said: “Dr Burbridge is an inspiring and incredible example of what a doctor should be. From our first day we were made to feel welcome and valued.” It was highlighted how Amie goes above and beyond to help all patients, and constantly demonstrates passion, commitment and compassion to her role as doctor and mentor. Her nomination concluded: “It is evident that Dr Burbridge really cares for her patients, students and colleagues, and anyone who can call themselves one of these, is in very good hands.”
Dr Konstantinos Lipas
Dr Lipas is a Care of the Elderly Registrar, who was passionately described in his nomination as “Probably the kindest clinician at UHCW”. He is renowned for always having time to help guide and advise students, no matter how busy he is, to help them become amazing doctors. His phenomenal capacity to teach has been highlighted in his nomination where it said he can “help you with any topic no matter how random. He is an asset to anyone's education; whatever brief time they spend with him.”