You've been FaMEd - for the 4th time!

University of Dundee MBChB students came together this week at the annual Faculty of Medical Educator’s (FaME) Awards to celebrate and recognise the high standard of teaching in the School of Medicine.

Mr David Nicoll (pictured top right with Professor Rami Abboud), Clinical Senior Lecturer (TORT Centre) and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (NHS Tayside) won his award for ‘Excellence in Teaching’. This is now the fourth year in succession that he has won a FaME award.

The awards were presented this year by Professor Rami Abboud, Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching, and took place in Ninewells Hospital’s Gannochy Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 7 March, with lecturers, medical students, societies and support staff honoured for their hard work. Funded by NHS Education for Scotland, the FaME Awards have been held annually since 2007. The nominating process is open to students, staff members and teachers with students selecting the overall winners through an online voting form.

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Left: Students, staff, nominees and winners at the awards ceremony; Right: Professor Abboud addresses the audience on behalf of the School of Medicine

Professor Rami Abboud, Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching, said: “It is a two-way system - teachers inspire students and in return students recognise teachers who go that extra mile to ensure the learning experience and journey is rewarding and enjoyable. Not everyone can win but all 88 nominations are ‘winners’ by virtue of being nominated and recognised for their efforts. It is no surprise to me that David is being recognised for the 4th time in a row as the awards inspire him to even greater efforts year upon year.”


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