Dr Sören Huwndiek scoops the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award

We are very pleased to announce that eViP member Dr Sören Huwendiek from Heidelberg University, Germany, was awarded the prestigious Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award at the AMEE 2009 conference in Malaga, Spain.

This new award, created in 2008, recognises those who have made outstanding contributions to medical education in a relatively short time.

As stated on the AMME 2009 website, the award will go “to a person who has made an extraordinary effort and contribution within the field of medical education in terms of design/implementation of innovative methods or approaches to teaching, curriculum, courses, assessment, evaluation of education or faculty development.”

Here, Dr Huwendiek talks to eViP about his award.

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Dr Huwendiek is one of the chairmen of the Centre for Virtual Patients at the University of Heidelberg , and has conducted extensive research into the effectiveness of virtual patients in the medical curriculum. A full list of his publications can be viewed here.

AMEE 2009 was also a successful meeting for Chara Balasubramaniam and Steven Malikowski from St George’s University of London, who received second prize for best poster entitled “Google, Wikipedia or Tutors: What do the students choose?”

Read our full AMEE 2009 coverage here.

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