The Medical Education Team at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust (MYTT) achieved remarkable recognition, securing four accolades during the recent MEET UP (Medical Education Excellence Through Undergraduate Projects) conference held in Bradford.

Originating from MYTT, MEET UP is an annual event with the primary objective of uniting medical and healthcare practitioners from various Trusts in the region. The conference serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas, fostering collaboration, and facilitating continuous learning.

Among the honours received, the team earned distinction for both Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster at the conference. These achievements underscored the team’s commitment to employing evidence-based and innovative educational approaches to foster competency in the realm of healthcare. Notably, post the awards ceremony, the University of Leeds honoured the Medical Education Team with the University’s Clinical Teaching Excellence certificate, acknowledging their significant contribution.

To conclude the ceremony on a high note, MYTT’s Fiona Coia, Lead Clinical Teacher, was bestowed with a well-deserved long-standing service award. This prestigious recognition was a testament to her exceptional dedication to enhancing the education of healthcare professionals passing through the Trust.

In response to the news, Dr Mark Freeman, Deputy Medical Director at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, said: “We are all so proud of our Medical Education team, and Fiona, for receiving these well-deserved awards.

“The team have been instrumental in the development and delivery of the clinical curriculum for medical students, showing enthusiasm and passion in everything they do.

“These awards are a testament to their hard work in delivering an excellent standard of medical education and a very big well done to you all.”

Len Richards, Chief Executive of Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust, said: “We are immensely proud of our Medical Education team’s success. As we build on our foundation of Teaching status, we remain dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare education and inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.”

In addition to their string of awards, the team have recently returned from showcasing their dedication to educating an innovative and diverse NHS workforce at the largest medical education conference in the UK, ASME.

The team presented a total of 11 projects spanning both undergraduate and postgraduate education delivery at MYTT, including subjects relating to addressing medical student necrophobia, trauma course, obstetrics and gynaecology revision weekend, antimicrobial stewardship tutorials, simulated on call and difficult conversations workshops for final year MBChB students. Postgraduate projects presented revolved around the STR1DE core teaching programme for FY1 doctors at MYTT, including a national audit and the use of PechaKucha presentations for peer teaching.