Consultant anaesthetist wins clinical teacher of the year award

A consultant anaesthetist from North Wales has been named clinical teacher of the year by BMA Cymru Wales and BMJ Learning. Harsha Reddy (pictured above, right) was announced as the top clinical tutor at an awards ceremony held at Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, on March 29. Mr Reddy, who is an educational supervisor and college tutor in intensive care medicine, said: ‘I am incredibly honoured. 'It is a testament to our trainees who are a great bunch of people and all are benefiting from what we are doing. It is nice to be thought of.’ Clinical teachers from Cardiff and Swansea universities and the Wales Deanery were also recognised at the awards, which are now in their sixth year. Professor Phil Smith, sub-dean for assessments at Cardiff School of Medicine, was given the outstanding achievement award from the BMA and the BMJ as well as the same award from Cardiff University. A surprised Professor Smith said: ‘I had no idea I was getting the BMA award. I am absolutely delighted — it is a nice surprise.’   Pivotal role Other winners included Sam Hibbetts who was named ‘rising star’, and Liz Forty, who was presented with the award for teaching and learning innovation. Since becoming the director for student-selected components for the MB BCh programme at Cardiff School of Medicine, Dr Hibbetts has developed a new programme that has been well-received by students. Dr Forty was appointed as a lecturer in psychi...
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