Double success for top Sheffield doctor in teaching prize

Dr Michael Moussa
Dr Michael Moussa
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Medical students at The University of Sheffield have voted for a children’s doctor to win a top prize recognising exceptional teaching for a second year.

Dr Michael Moussa, an associate specialist in paediatrics, was again presented with the outstanding clinical teacher award at The University of Sheffield Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health’s graduation ceremony.

He won the vote for providing clinical teaching of the highest quality to students placed at Barnsley Hospital – one of the university’s four associate teaching hospitals.

Dr Moussa said: “I am delighted and honoured to be granted this award again.

“I would like to thank the students who have been such a privilege to work with, as well as the hospital and The University of Sheffield for being so supportive in the development of the doctors of the future in Barnsley.”

Barnsley Hospital provides placements to around 434 student doctors a year.

Dr Jugnu Mahajan, hospital medical director, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and we would all like to congratulate Dr Moussa. To win the award once is difficult but to win it twice in a row is quite special.

“Dr Moussa is an inspiration to his students and has shown he consistently provides teaching of the highest quality.”

Several awards are given out by The University of Sheffield Medical School each year – including one for general practitioners, two for psychiatry, one for each of the university’s associate teaching hospitals, and two for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Professor Tony Weetman, pro vice chancellor for the university’s faculty of medicine, dentistry and health, said: “This is an exceptional achievement by a truly gifted teacher. “

He added: “The Medical School has a close relationship with surrounding hospitals and general practices which provide vital training and clinical experience for our students.”