Trio of our docs win Clinical Teaching Excellence and Development Awards

Dr Alyshea Hodgson (FY1), Dr Camilla Ledgard, (Core Trainee Year 1) and Dr John Dalton, (ST5 Registrar) - scooped a whopping third of the nine awards given by Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME).

The awards support the development of medical, healthcare and dental staff in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and winners are offered a funding contribution to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education or the Masters in Clinical Education, delivered by LIME, School of Medicine, University of Leeds. 

This year they also had an increased number of high quality applications across primary, secondary and community care, so for three colleagues to win is fantastic!

Here's what the judges wrote about our three:

Dr Alyshea Hodgson (top left) , Foundation Year 1 won a Clinical Teaching Development Award

Alyshea has considerable experience in delivering undergraduate teaching, including a simulation training day, SupporRTT mentoring course, First Aid in a ward based setting. She created SHOC (Simulated Hospital Out of hours on-Call) for final year medical students.

She redesigned the virtual on-call programme, introduced high-fidelity simulation and created simulated patients. The course has received great feedback, students feel more confident during handover, prioritising jobs and generally more prepared for on-call shifts. Alyshea has participated in several courses to ensure she is equipped to run simulation.

She aims to apply for Core Psychiatry Training and hopes to continue to teach Leeds medical students on mental and physical health. Alyshea plans to pursue a PG Certificate in Clinical Education and to run further training programmes for Leeds students and junior staff in the future.

Dr Camilla Ledgard (right), Core Trainee Year 1 – ACCS anaesthetics won a Clinical Teaching Development Award

Since graduating from Leeds in 2015, Camilla has engaged in formal teaching to enhance the student learning experience. She has run various group teaching sessions, including a significant amount of high fidelity simulation teaching; breakfast club teaching, an annual 3rd Year MOSCE for the past 5 years, 4th Year ACC and 5th Year revision lecture series, clinical skills revision series, running out of hours experience shifts for 5th Year students and more.

Camilla has received multiple green cards and positive student feedback for these sessions. She has attended OSCE examiner training and examined the Physician Associates and MBChB OSCE examinations. She regularly visited wards, as a clinical educator to encourage and facilitate teaching from junior doctors and nurses.

Camilla was one of our own CHFT's Got Medical Talent winners in May. She told us: " I had my PACES exam so couldn’t attend to collect it. I am thrilled to have been awarded the CTEA development award and recognised for my teaching and am excited to use the funding to complete my PGCert in clinical education".

Dr John Dalton (bottom left) , ST5 Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology won a Clinical Teaching Excellence Award

John has a passion for enhancing the student learning experience, contributing to Year 1 reproductive lectures and Year 4 GOSH teaching and assessments. He has co-supervised ESREP students and intercalators in the BSc in International Health. He has supervised 20 medical and midwifery students undertaking elective placements in Uganda.

John has given his own time to teach and contribute to events for the Leeds Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society such as a ‘carer’s day in the life’ event. John gains excellent student feedback and numerous green cards. He has recently been appointed feedback lead for GOSH, enabling him to focus on feedback about all aspects of the GOSH placement.

Feedback regarding prescribing has improved a great deal and for GOSH overall. John has completed both the PG Certificate and MEd in Clinical Education at the University of Leeds, and has become a tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate course. He has been appointed Honorary Clinical Adviser to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ‘Resilience in Obstetric Skills’ programme and an IMEX Scholar by LIME.

He is about to embark upon a part-time MD in Medical Education and Global Health.