Clinical Teaching Excellence Awards 2019-2020

On behalf of Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) wishes to encourage and reward excellent undergraduate clinical teaching across the NHS in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and to support the development of medical, healthcare and dental staff in this area.

  • Teaching Excellence awards are available to individuals or teams in the NHS or General Practice, to support their further development in clinical teaching. Awards are not restricted to medical staff and are open to all healthcare staff who are currently teaching the University of Leeds’ medical or dental students and are planning to continue their involvement in teaching.
  • Development awards are available for junior staff who are starting out on their career in medical education and will not yet be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching over several years but can show that they have already received good student feedback, and are active in clinical teaching.

Successful award winners will be offered a funding contribution towards the Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education programme or the Masters in Medical Education, delivered by LIME, School of Medicine, University of Leeds.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Masters in Clinical Education are inter-professional courses highly relevant to all experienced healthcare and healthcare-related practitioners involved in education and learning in clinical or HEIs:

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All applicants

Application form

Further information and the application form can be found here. Applicants may self-nominate but all applicants must provide the agreement of their employer that their application is supported with:

  • the signature of the organisation’s Medical Director/Director of Medical Education or lead GP partner on the form, and
  • a supporting statement from the Medical Director or lead GP partner

Applicants must be employed by an organisation or practice (not University) that teaches Leeds medical or dental undergraduates.

Recipients of awards from previous years may not submit applications based on previous applications.

Apart from the supporting statement referred to above, attachments are NOT allowed but the judging panel reserves the right to request additional evidence or references.  Applicants must observe word limits. 

CLOSING DATE: Friday 24th January 2020.  Awards will be notified in February 2020.

Award holders will be invited to be presented with their award at the Annual Clinical Teachers’ Day, Weetwood Hall Conference Centre on Thursday 26th March 2020. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Cait Dennis, Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator, tel 0113 343 2527

Application forms must be submitted electronically to:

View previous award winners.