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Course organiser - PACES Clinical course

Dr Adam Haycock MRCP
Dr Adam Haycock is a Consultant in General Medicine and Gastroenterology at St Mark's and Central Middlesex Hospitals. His interests are in Medical Education and he teaches on both the Imperial College undergraduate and the postgraduate FY1 & FY2 teaching programmes. His specialist clinical interest is endoscopy and has completed an MD researching the impact of the recent educational changes on endoscopic training. He has been a director of the PACES course since the beginning of 2006 and has organised the PACES exam. He is also co-director of the IMPACT course here at the hospital.



Course teachers

Dr Douglas Macdonald is a specialist registrar in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and currently an MRC Clinical Research Fellow at University College London. He is author of "Success in PACES" and is currently preparing the third edition. He has also produced extensive online multimedia material for PACES and teaches on MRCP I and II courses at the Hammersmith Hospital. He has been a valued member of the Northwick Park Hospital PACES course faculty since 2007 and has produced many of the teaching scenarios for the new `Station 5' Integrated Clinical Assessment.
Dr Douglas C Macdonald BA (hons) BSc (hons) MRCP
Dr Ioannis Liakas MSc, FRCP is a Consultant in General Medicine and Medicine for the Elderly at Southend Hospital, since 2005. He is also an honorary lecturer at Queen Mary's Medical School (Barts and the London). In 2004 he was awarded an MSc in "Gerontology" by King's College. Apart from medical education, his specialist interests are "Dementia" and in his current job Dr. Liakas is the lead of the "Memory Service", as well in charge of the Implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in the trust. Furthermore he is coordinating the final year Medical Students' placements in the trust and heavily involved in teaching of undergraduate students, as well as FY1, FY2 and CMT trainees. In 2008 he was accredited the "Medical Educator" status by the RCP. He has been teaching at the PACES course at Northwick Park Hospital since February 2000.
Dr Ioannis Liakas, MSc, FRCP
Dr Tevfik Ismail graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine with numerous academic prizes and distinctions and proxime accessit to the University of London Medal. Following SHO training at Northwick Park & the Royal Brompton Hospitals, he became a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine on the Northwest Thames Rotation. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the Cardiac Magnetic Resonance unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, NHLI. He has a strong commitment to medical education and has successfully tutored hundreds of medical students and junior doctors for undergraduate exams and the MRCP PACES. He devised and ran the Undergraduate Final Year Cardiology teaching programme at Northwick Park and has also lectured on the undergraduate medical degree courses. In addition, he has lectured on postgraduate MSc courses in Cardiology. His other interests include cardiac MRI, cardiomyopathy and medical statistics.
Dr Tevfik Ismail
Dr Jonathan Nolan is an ST5 in Gastroenterology and General Medicine and has recently worked at the Leonard Jones Intestinal Failure Unit at St Mark's Hospital. Jonathan is very interested in teaching and in addition to teaching PACES at Northwick Park, he also regularly teaches on courses at St Mary's, Royal Brompton, Whittington and Ealing as well as being an ALS, ALERT and IMPACT instructor.
Dr Jonathan Nolan
Dr David Gibeon is a Respiratory Registrar on the North West Thames rotation in London. He has a specialist interest in severe asthma and is currently studying for a PhD at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London. He has taught on PACES courses since 2006 and has been with the Northwick Park team since 2008.
Dr Henry Penn is a Consultant in Rheumatology and General Medicine. His research interests include connective tissue diseases and early inflammatory arthritis. He is a keen general physician, with a particular interest in the interface between general medicine and rheumatology. He has been teaching for MRCP PACES for a decade in different centres.
Dr Henry Penn
Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya is Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at Northwick Park Hospital. His special interests are in Orthogeriatrics and teaching and he has been teaching PLAB, MRCP Part 1, Part 2 and PACES for the last 8 years. He started Intra disciplinary learning at St. Mary's Hospital and he mentors the final year medical students at Imperial College. He also teaches 3rd year and final year medical students at Northwick Park. He is Course Director on the recently set up IMPACT course in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya
Dr Michael Denham recently retired as Consultant Geriatrician at Northwick Park Hospital having been both Secretary and later President of the British Geriatrics Society. He hosted the MRCP Examinations on several occasions, and features in the MRCP PACES video. He has recently successfully completed a PhD.
Dr. Michael Denham PhD FRCP
Dr Maria Vilasuso is currently a Consultant in Acute Medicine on the Acute Assessment Unit here at Northwick Park Hospital. She has been teaching PACES for the past 4 years.

MRCP College Examiners & PACES Course Advisers

Dr Clare Higgens MD FRCP
Dr Clare Higgens is the former Royal College Tutor at Northwick Park Hospital. She is a Clinical Director & Consultant in General Medicine and Rheumatology. A keen and enthusiastic teacher, Dr. Higgens is also Director of Medical Education and hosts the PACES clinical exams annually at Northwick Park Hospital.

Dr. Keith Steer PhD FRCP
Dr Keith Steer is currently the Royal College Tutor at Northwick Park Hospital. He has a wide range of teaching interests and is a Consultant in General Medicine and Endocrinology. He also co-hosts the PACES exams annually at Northwick Park.

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