Imperial College London

DrSoniaKumar

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 0813sonia.kumar

 
 
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Location

 

330Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

 

Sonia was appointed as the Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health at Imperial College London in February 2013.

She studied Medicine at Kings College London, and has worked as a GP and in medical education for almost two decades.  She has experience across many undergraduate and postgraduate settings and gained a Masters in General Practice (Distinction) at Kings College in 2004.

She worked at the London Deanery for 9 years as a Vocational training  Programme Director and was then appointed as Pan London Programme Director for Quality and Innovation. She was listed as one of Pulse magazines GP rising stars in 2015 and was awarded the Imperial Presidents Medal for outstanding contribution to teaching in 2016, with her team winning a further seven Presidents awards for teaching over the past three years. In 2018 her team were the proud recipients of the national AdvanceHE CATE Excellence in Education award and were also awarded the Presidents award for achievement in Societal Engagement in 2019.

Since arriving at Imperial her team and the courses they oversee within the MBBS degree at Imperial has trebled. She has led numerous successful HEE NWL and College bids to support innovative teaching and research projects. In 2019 she established the Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre (MEDIC) and is currently collaborating with a number of key national and international institutions. She has particular interest in social accountability in medical education, medical humanities and  longitudinal integrated clerkships.


Publications

Journals

Craddock P, Maini A, Horsburgh J, et al., 2019, Lifetimes of the clinical consultation: the current situation of healthcare consultations, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:69, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:506-507

Maini A, Neusy A-J, Palsdottir B, et al., 2019, Developing socially accountable UK medical schools, Clinical Teacher, ISSN:1743-4971

McKeown A, Mollaney J, Ahuja N, et al., UK longitudinal integrated clerkships: where are we now?, Education for Primary Care, ISSN:1473-9879, Pages:1-5

Simpkin A, McKeown A, Parekh R, et al., Identifying central tenets needed in our education systems: results from a pilot integrated clinical apprenticeship, Medical Teacher, ISSN:0142-159X

Wilkinson E, 2018, GP recruitment: could an undergraduate apprenticeship create the generalists the NHS needs?, Bmj, Vol:363, ISSN:0959-8138

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