Dunedin School of Medicine teaching awards recipients Assoc
Prof Gerard Wilkins (left) and Dr Celia Devenish with
acting dean Assoc Prof Jim Reid at a ceremony at the
Barnett Theatre, Dunedin Hospital, on Wednesday. Photo by
Receiving an award for your teaching is like a ''big ray
of sunshine'', Dr Celia Devenish says.
Dr Devenish, who works in the obstetrics and gynaecology
fields, was presented with the senior staff award for quality
teaching by Otago Medical School acting dean Assoc Prof Jim
Reid at a ceremony at Dunedin Hospital's Barnett lecture
theatre on Wednesday.
The awards are given based on the votes of year four and five
''I'm thrilled and slightly overwhelmed,'' she said.
A women's and children's health specialist who teaches third
year to post-graduate diploma students, Dr Devenish has been
teaching for 30 years.
She was consistently rated as the ''top teacher'' by fifth
year students who had completed their attachment in women's
and children's health.
''These are core skills every medical graduate needs,
whatever they end up doing,'' she said.
Clinical senior lecturer Dr Wendy Busby, who specialised in
stroke medicine and older people's health, and cardiologist
Assoc Prof Gerard Wilkins received commendations for their
Dunedin School of Medicine Teaching Awards.
-Trainee intern who has shown commitment and aptitude for
teaching: Commendation, Angus Cameron, Isaac Campbell, Heidi
Chan, Sally Ma. Award, Sultan Al-Shaqsi.
House officer who has shown commitment and quality in
teaching: Commendation, Dr Joseph Donnelly. Award, Dr Sam
Registrar who has shown commitment and quality in teaching:
Commendation, Dr Sonal Nagra. Award, Dr Mohammad Amer.
Nursing Team which has provided best learning environment:
ENT outpatient clinic, Ward 3B, Isis nurses.
Medical Education Group Innovation Teaching Award: Dr Martyn
Williamson, the SENCO clinic.
Dean's Commendation for Invercargill teaching staff: Dr