The New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career.

The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience.  By early career, we mean medical students, doctors in training, lecturers, supervisors, support staff or mentors who have been formally involved in a leadership or management role or activity in medical education for less than five years.

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 award:

Chee Yeen Fung, from Health Education England for their submission: 
Dr. Me Project: Promoting Health, Empowering Children

Chee Yeen Fung NLA 2020 recipient

I am absolutely delighted to receive this year’s New Leaders Award for my work on the Dr. Me Project. I am immensely grateful to the students and school children I teach, as well as my incredibly supportive colleagues, who continue to inspire and motivate me with their energy and enthusiasm. I hope this award will encourage those children who are thinking about becoming a doctor one day to continue to dream big for themselves, and for my colleagues who are already there, to continue to support those from under-represented groups to fulfil their potential. 

Chee Yeen Fung has been invited to present their project at the Annual Scholarship Meeting 2021