Brighton and Sussex Medical School has been recognised in the Higher Education Academy 2018 Teaching Excellence Awards

Dr Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), has received a National Teaching Fellowship and the Time for Dementia Team has won a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). These highly competitive awards are supported by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Learning and Teaching.

National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) have demonstrated through a rigorous and competitive peer reviewed process that they have made a significant impact on both student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. What they have achieved is inspiring and contributes significantly to the sector’s efforts to continuously improve learning and teaching for the benefit of students and society.

Dr Claire Smith is an innovative educator in the field of anatomy, including being the first in the UK to begin printing 3D anatomy body parts for students scanned from a donated human cadaver. She has been described as creating a ‘can do’ attitude by enthusing students and fellow teachers. Dr Smith said: “I am thrilled to win this award and would like to dedicate it to all the students who continue to inspire me and to the team at BSMS who continue to enhance and push the boundaries of our students learning experience.”

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