Dr Abhay Vaidya has been appointed to the University of Central Lancashire’s Medical School as a Problem Based Learning facilitator.
Dr Abhay trained as a doctor at Goa Medical College and gained postgraduate qualifications as an anaesthetist. He specialised as a cardiac and neuro-anaesthetist and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He has worked as consultant anaesthetist at several NHS hospitals including Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and also overseas.
Dr Abhay also has experience of working for the General Medical Council as a member of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board and the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service. He has wide experience, gained in several countries, of the teaching and training of medical undergraduates and postgraduates as well as other healthcare professionals. He has been a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has assessed medical and nursing students. He is currently a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Bolton and a member of the Steering Group of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing.
Speaking about his new appointment, he said,
“I have always been very interested in training and teaching and I am delighted to join UCLan Medical School. It is a very exciting project that will grow as more students join over next few years. It is a great privilege to join a very vibrant and dedicated team.
UCLan has been a prominent supporter and partner in the development of NFHW’s Health Mela programme and with the development of the new School of Medicine, I very much look forward to helping facilitate the involvement of UCLan medical students in future Health Melas”.