Medical School Development Dean honoured with prestigious award

The University is delighted to report that Professor John Cookson, Development Dean of our Three Counties Medical School, has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), honouring his extensive career in medical education.  

Professor Cookson is a long serving member of the ASME and has been the driver of a psychometrics special interest group, along with contributing to the strategic direction of the ASME board. Among Professor Cookson’s achievements in medical education are developing and implementing a revised undergraduate clinical curriculum for the University of Leicester medical school and developing and implementing a new undergraduate medical curriculum and assessment system for Hull York medical school. He also supported the development of a new medical school in Botswana.

In awarding Professor Cookson, the Association said:

“John has had a long and distinguished career in medical education and has made a substantial contribution both at a national and international level. There are few individuals who manage to make such a contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education over such a sustained period of time. I have no doubt that his current energy in leading the application for Worcester University to have a medical school will be as successful as the rest of his career.”

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