STITCCH wins Teaching Award
The University of Newcastle (to which the STITCCH Programme is affiliated) has recently formed the Academy of Clinical Educators, which seeks to foster and recognise clinical teaching throughout the Joint Medical Program.
Richard Arnold (STITCCH Member) and STITCCH was recently awarded one of the inaugural 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards from ACE: awards which seeks to recognise innovation in clinical teaching. We are delighted with such an honour and consider it a fine reflection on the work of our volunteers over the past few years.
Information on the ACE and the Teaching Awards
The Academy of Clinical Educators (ACE) was launched in 2017 to recognise the important contribution of the clinical educators who engage with the Joint Medical Program (JMP). ACE aims to promote high quality medical education across clinical services, to promote scholarship and innovation in clinical education and to support the career development of clinical teachers. While focused on undergraduate education in the JMP, the aim is to build a network and community of practice that encompasses clinical education in undergraduate, pre-vocational and vocational training and continuing professional development.
The Academy is delighted to announce the launch of its Teaching Excellence Awards. These provide an important opportunity to recognise the achievements among our clinical educators (whatever their level of experience) and particularly highlight examples of innovation in clinical teaching or an opportunity to acknowledge an outstanding commitment by a clinical teacher to medical education. We encourage all ACE members to nominate someone they believe is deserving of such recognition. Self-nomination is also accepted. The 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards have been awarded. Nominations for the next round of Teaching Excellence Awards will be open in 2018. (link)