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Professor Sally Curtis

Professor Sally Curtis

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Sally is  Deputy Head of School Education and Admissions Tutor and works with students and staff in the Faculty of Medicine to deliver excellent student experience, with a focus on equity, belonging and social accountability. Sally has held a variety of teaching and coordinating roles across all undergraduate programmes. Her main teaching contribution was through the Widening Participation (WP) to medicine BM6 programme. Sally was the BM6 programme lead (2012-2020) which has the reputation as one of the most respected WP in medicine programmes in the UK, producing many graduates, and receiving national recognition and featuring in several national reports as an example of best practice. Sally received the National Teaching Fellow award on 2019 in recognition or her work in widening participation and student support. Sally also leads a research group that includes external collaborations, PhD students, MMedSc students and BMedSc studentsthat focuses on WP and the student experience.

 Sally is a member of the Medical Schools Council Selection Alliance (MSCSA) and and elected member of the MSCSA executive board. The board implement successful change management initiatives and formulate strategic plans developing national policy relating to selection and widening participation. Sally co-wrote the current indicators of best practice in the use of contextual admissions and leads the national data monitoring group for MSCSA board. This group works closely with  UKMED and has established a reliable national data set and a robust process for collating and disseminating data whilst monitoring national WP progress at a national level.