Doctors recognised as leaders in education

Two men standing in hospital courtyard
Dr James Marangou and Dr Kiran Narula will go to Brisbane for the national awards in November
October 9, 2017

From a very competitive field of nominations, Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) Junior Medical Officer Dr Kiran Narula and Cardiology Advanced Trainee Dr James Marangou have been named as the WA Junior Doctor and Clinical Educator of the year respectively.

The Postgraduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA) in conjunction with the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) (external site) presents the awards nationally each year.

The awards are given to outstanding doctors who have made a significant contribution to prevocational medical education and training.

Both Kiran and James said they were surprised by the announcement but incredibly honoured to be recognised by their peers.

“I was humbled by the nomination. There are lots of dedicated clinicians who do exciting things, so for someone to think that I’m worthy of being nominated, let alone take out the award, is very flattering,” Kiran said.

Kiran is a strong advocate for education and wellbeing of junior doctors. Currently the president of the Stanley Medical Officers’ Society, Kiran has been involved in the development and delivery of teaching and wellbeing programs for junior doctors.

Reflecting on his recognition, James said it promotes the importance of education and learning.

“Being able to teach and mentor junior doctors is something I am passionate about and means a lot to me. Being recognised for this is a momentous honour,” James said.

James has been a pivotal figure in the development of the cardiology education program by creating and improving teaching opportunities to support the junior doctors’ clinical skill development, knowledge and clinical judgement. He also gives his time freely to assist his colleagues with career planning and progression.

Director Medical Education Dr Greg Sweetman said it was fantastic news for FSH that two staff members have been recognised as leaders in clinical medical education.

Both doctors are automatically nominated for the national Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Councils Awards, which will be held in Brisbane in November.

Congratulations to Kiran and James, and we wish our outstanding nominees good luck for the national awards.