Well done to Tanya for being a runner-up in the ‘Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education’.
Tanya founded Norwich MedED after becoming frustrated with the lack of transparency in peer-led teaching. Her new society allows students and junior doctors to gain teaching experience whilst providing high quality teaching sessions for other medical students. The society has a particular focus on practical skills teaching, allowing students to practice skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
The society has been a great success so far, with 32 free events over the last 12 months, reaching more than 1500 medical students, leading to the society being awarded a MedSoc funding prize.
Tanya is also developing a medical education app in order to provide an interactive ENT programme for medical students, as well as setting up Norwich MedTech to promote healthcare innovations. Additionally, she is working to develop an ENT regional peer-to-peer teaching programme and a new ENT Student Selected Project. She is currently leading the establishment of East of England Foundation & Undergraduate Conference in ENT and East of England Surgical Weekend 2018-2019.
“I am passionate about representing Norwich medical students in different national organizations to ensure our voices are heard.”
Tanya represents her medical school on the ENT SFO, JASME and ASiT committees as well as being a student rep on the Norwich intercalation committee, a Wolfson Foundation trustee, a Royal College of Surgeons Intercalated Bachelor of Science Degree in Surgery Award trustee and NICE Student Champion.
She is passionate about research, having presented at regional, national and international conferences and been awarded 2 best oral presentation awards and 3 runner-up presentation prizes.
We wish you every luck in the future, Tanya, and look forward to hearing all about how Norwich MedED grows and develops.