Consultant Surgeon named ‘Teacher of the Year 2012’
A general surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital has been named ’Teacher of the Year 2012’ at a prestigious award ceremony held in London.
Mr Fouad Kaldas was nominated by final year medical students who have spent the last 12 months rotating across various hospitals to learn, first hand, from doctors at the very top of their profession.
After joining the Trust in 2006 Mr Kaldas became heavily involved in educating the next generation of UK doctors. He leads the Trust’s surgical education modules for year three medical students and is currently undertaking a masters degree in Post Graduate Medical Education.
During their hospital placements, students spend the majority of their time with consultant doctors learning through bedside teaching, shadowing, attending formal lectures, going through problem based learning discussions and from medical simulation sessions. The modules are an integral part of the five year course and culminate in a formal ceremony which sees the students graduate as qualified doctors.
Mr Kaldas commented: “I am very grateful to my students for nominating me and am just delighted that I have been able to aide their education in a way which they found beneficial. I am passionate about passing on the knowledge I have developed over my 25 years in the medical profession and look forward to teaching future students at PAH for many years to come.”
Within the Trust Mr Kaldas has worked in the departments of General Surgery, Breast Surgery and currently specialises in acute surgery within the Trust’s emergency department.