Learning together: collaborative workshops for refugee doctors and tomorrow’s doctors
Following their recent application to UCL Grand Challenges, Ceri Butler (UCLMS) and Anita Berlin (PCPH) have been awarded a small grant for the 2014/15 academic year. Focussing on the theme of Intercultural Interaction (but also cutting across Global Health) they will be devising a series of collaborative workshops that bring together refugee doctors and UCL medical students. These workshops identity the needs of those refugee doctors looking to gain clinical employment in the NHS alongside the need to increase the social awareness and responsibility of medical students as future members of a global health workforce with a culturally diverse patient population. Building on their experiences of working with refugee doctors and medical students, Ceri and Anita will work with around 10 refugee doctors and 10-15 medical students to enable them to co-design and deliver their own workshops in the next academic year. If you would like more information or would like to get involved, please contact Ceri Butler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior promotion – Dr Kath Woolf
Dr Kath Woolf was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Medical Education. This recognises Kath’s contribution to education and expertise in the area of medical education so congratulations to Kath!
Pritpal Nagi passes accountancy exam
Pritpal is the Divisional Finance Manager and has been studying for the accountancy qualification for several years and has now passed her final exam for the accounting qualification CIMA (Charted Institute for Management Accountants). The CIMA qualification combines accounting knowledge with business management, business strategy and risk management.
Vicky Cooper becomes member of CIPD
Vicky (Divisional Staffing Manager) also became qualified recently and is now an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Lisa Doyle climbs Ben Nevis for Macmillan Cancer Care
Lisa works in the GMC Unit and has been training hard recently for her trek up the highest mountain in the British Isles with her fiancé. “We managed to climb Ben Nevis on Saturday 20th September. It took 7 hours in total. One of the toughest things we’ve done but was amazing. It is such a beautiful part of the world. We were lucky with the weather as the sun was shining although it did get cloudy and cold when we reached the top. We stayed at the top for 30 minutes and the cloud cleared to give us the amazing view in the picture. Coming down was tougher and very painful on the knees! A big Thank You to everyone who sponsored us, we have managed to raise over £500 for a great cause.”