UK (University of Worcester) Leading Medical Educator Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Kay Mohanna AoME Award 28.06.23
Professor Kay Mohanna receiving her Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) from Professor Nick Cooper, President of AoME.

Professor Kay Mohanna has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators, the Academy’s highest award. It is given for exceptional individuals whose contribution to medical education is often internationally recognised and to those who have made a significant contribution to medical education in the United Kingdom.

“I was thrilled to receive this award,” she said. “I have had a lot of support from mentors over the years and this is also recognition of them. It’s often said that ‘to teach is to learn twice’, and everyday students and trainees help me be a better teacher and a better clinician. I am lucky to have such an interesting job and to receive this award is a very special bonus.”

Professor Mohanna is one of the lead educators on the University’s Three Counties Medical School and has been crucial to the development of its new Graduate Entry medical degree which begins in September.

She has taken on a number of roles within that including guiding students through the application process, selecting the best candidates, while addressing the University’s widening participation agenda.

As Programme Director, Professor Mohanna has taken on overall responsibility for the development of the curriculum across all four years and has aimed to embed sustainability and social accountability at its core.

Professor Mohanna is a partner in General Practice and understands the pressures on clinical staff. With her extensive experience in delivering training and leadership courses, she has supported the development of the staff for the medical school, which includes, of course, the large number of staff working primarily in the NHS.

As well as her extensive work in the UK, Professor Mohanna has also worked in the Rohingya refugee camp for those ejected from Myanmar, to train local staff, including once during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also returned to the frontline of General Practice during the pandemic.