Glasgow Medical School wins award

Glasgow University's undergraduate medical school has won an award at the inaugural British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group Awards.

The school received the award for Excellence in Learning and Education. It beat off competition from University College London, Bristol University, the Workforce Projects Team and the London Deanery.

More that 200 students have already benefited from the school's innovative "blended learning" approach in running its acute medicine module for senior students at the university.

A spokesperson for the BMJ said in a statement: "Combining the best of traditional teaching with modern technological approaches has helped boost the training of medical students at the Undergraduate Medical School at the University of Glasgow".

Dr Imtiaz Shah, deputy clinical skills coordinator at the school, said: "This award recognises individuals and organisations that have been involved in important advances and developments in different areas of medicine.

"I had the opportunity to lead the development of this innovative e-learning course in acute medicine at the university, which has been published in the Emergency Medicine Journal. This is a prestigious award, and it is a great way to reward all the hard work that has been put into developing this teaching course".

Professor Jill Morrison, Head of the Undergraduate Medical School, added: "This was a fantastic night for the University of Glasgow. Awards like this are hugely inspirational and will motivate us to continue to try out innovative ideas in the Undergraduate Medical School".