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Clinical teacher of the year awards

The clinical teacher of the year awards 2020 will take place on Tuesday 21 April from 6.30pm at The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff.

About the Awards

Clinical teachers play a pivotal role in the medical workforce; driving innovation, educating our future doctors, and providing clinical leadership and expertise to ensure high-quality care to patients across the health service.

BMA Cymru Wales, with BMJ, established the Clinical Teacher of the Year awards in 2011 to recognise the critical importance of clinical teaching in hospitals and the community, and to celebrate the excellent teaching standards in Wales.

The awards are hosted by the medical/clinical schools at Cardiff and Swansea, as well as the HEIW, with the evening culminating in the overall Clinical Teacher of the Year Award chosen from the winners of the individual institutions’ awards.

  • Judging

    A panel of prestigious judges has been selected by BMA Cymru Wales and the BMJ; they will assess the nominees for each of the award categories and choose the winners. The panel may decide to make no award where, in their opinion, it is appropriate to do so.

    The 2020 judges are:

    • Professor Ian Curran
    • Dr Sally Davies
    • Professor Andrew Finlay
    • Professor Dame Parveen Kumar
    • Dr Geraint Preest
  • Participating institutions

    • Cardiff University Medical School
    • Swansea University Medical School
    • HEIW


  • Nominations

    Up to three nominees from each of the institutions' internal processes will go through to the Clinical Teacher of the Year shortlist.

    Up to two nominees from each institution will go through to the Rising Star, and Teaching and Learning Innovation shortlist, while one nominee from each will be admitted to the Outstanding Achievement shortlist.


  • 2019 winners

    The winners of the 2019 Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards were revealed at an event at the Exchange Hotel on 2 April 2019. The nominations were of an exceptional standard and were selected by a prestigious panel of judges. And the winners are…

    Clinical Teacher of the Year Award

    Rising Star Award

    Teaching and Learning Innovation Award

    Outstanding Achievement Award

    The Sherman Fund Award


    Read the press release

  • Previous awards galleries

    Experience previous clinical teacher awards ceremonies with our galleries from 2012 - 2019.

    View the Flickr galleries


  • Contact us

    For further information, contact BMA Cymru Wales Media and Public Affairs Department.

    Tel: 029 2047 4646

    Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

    Twitter: @BMACymru