Queen’s Medical School Scoops National Award
The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has today (Wednesday 8 June) won ‘The Institutional Commitment to Scholarship Award 2022’ from the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).
The national award, presented during an online ceremony, celebrates the School’s commitment to advancing scholarship in medical education at Queen’s University Belfast, in the Higher Education Institution category. This includes research, evaluation, innovation and the translation of research evidence into policy and practice.
Dr Jenny Johnston, Clinical Reader from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, said: “We are honoured to receive this reward. We work hard across the School to ensure that education is used as a vehicle for important changes in healthcare, benefitting learners and patients. As such, we are delighted that this has been recognised through the ASME award.”
Professor Neil Kennedy, Centre Director, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, said: “Medical student teaching and the C25 curriculum in Queen’s is informed by excellent educational scholarship; this wonderful award is well-deserved recognition of the sustained work of many staff in the School who have contributed to that scholarship.”
Professor Gerry Gormley, Clinical Professor in Simulation and Clinical Skills added: “We are delighted to accept this award, which recognises the efforts across our School to advance medical education. This is timely, having recently opened our state-of-the art simulation centre ‘The KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre’, which provides a unique opportunity for students to develop and enhance their clinical skills in order to deliver high-quality, person-centred care through interdisciplinary simulation training.”
Professor Pascal McKeown, Dean and Head of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, said: “At Queen’s, we are focused on the delivery of excellent educational opportunities for our students and, as such, we are delighted that our work is recognised through this national award.”