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Prize-winning junior doctors praise hospital’s teaching

13 August 2017

Health Care

After spending a year at Southend University Hospital as a junior doctor Dr William Rea, 25, from Birmingham, has been awarded the prize for Best F1 Doctor.

William received the award as part of the annual internal awards to recognise the contribution of junior doctors.


He said: "I was genuinely very surprised and very flattered that I was chosen." William started here in August last year and the year has been a fantastic learning curve for junior doctors like him.


Dr Oliver Trampleasure was awarded a Trainee Merit Award in Foundation for Quality Improvement. He said: "I've loved my time at Southend, I've learnt a lot. It's a great hospital where you really get to stretch yourself and people are always here to help if you need it. My time here will definitely help me be more confident next year."


The day also recognised the achievements of the Trust's Junior Clinical Teaching Fellows, F1 and F2 doctors who work closely with the hospital's Associate Dean, Dr Fernando Moro-Azuela, to ensure that students on placement receive exceptional teaching and support from their near-peer group.


One of the four recipients of this award was Dr Megan Rowley (F1). Of receiving it

she said: "It's an honour, we got some really good feedback from the students and it's nice to be recognised by the hospital for something so worthwhile."


Dr Moro-Azuela said: "We are very fortunate in Southend to have a high number of talented and dedicated junior doctors who volunteer to teach the students. These four junior doctors have demonstrated, among other qualities, leadership and commitment to medical education."

This last year there have been 141 doctors in training posts at Southend. There are around 490 doctors in total.


Katie Palmer, Medical Education Manager at the hospital added: "I think that Southend Hospital offers our junior doctors excellent learning and developmental opportunities, dedicated and supportive consultants and clinical colleagues and a friendly and efficient Medical Education Team. All of those who have been shortlisted or won awards are a credit to themselves and the hospital."




Image: l-r Dr Oliver Trampleasure, Dr Benjamin Giles, Dr Megan Rowley and Dr William Rea


Best F1 Doctors Prize- Dr William Rea

Best F2 Doctors Prize- Dr Emily Murphy

Best CMT Prize- Dr Faidra Laskou

Outstanding contribution to Patients- Dr Maria Ibrahim

(all the above presented by Dr Patrick Harnett, Chairman, Southend Medical and Dental Society)


The Judi Sharpe Scholarship for Teaching and Educational Excellence:

Winners: Dr Megan Rowley, Dr Ben Giles,  Dr Rebecca Long and Dr Paulina Majewska

Highly commended - Dr Nabila Zaman

(presented by Dr Moro-Azuela, Associate Dean)


Trust Innovation Award

Dr Oliver Trampleasure

Dr Francesca Hill

(presented by Dr Tony O'Brien)


Trainee Merit Awards in Foundation:
ePortfolio:                                          Asfand Baig-Mirza (FY1)
Quality Improvement:   Oliver Trampleasure (FY1), Megan Rowley (FY1),
                                                                Benjamin Giles (FY2)
Leadership:                                        Edmund Grouse (FY1)
Teaching Excellence:                      Megan Rowley (FY1), Paulina Majewska (FY1),
                                                                Rebecca Long (FY2), Benjamin Giles (FY2)
Clinical Excellence:                           Cheng Chen (FY1), William Rea (FY1), Anita Chan (FY2)