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Join us to celebrate a special milestone for our new professors and hear about their inspiring career journeys. Doors for this event will open at 16:45 (BST), with the lectures to commence at 16:50. A drinks reception will be held at 17:30 immediately after the lecture.

Professor Nicki Cohen

Medical Education: Thinking outside the box


I, like many others, look back fondly on my time at medical school. My identity has been shaped by, and is interwoven with, the vocational education I have undertaken. Training ambitious students to excel as doctors of the future is a privilege. The transferable skills our students acquire are applicable across many careers, worldwide.

Healthcare is always evolving. Knowledge doubling time is accelerating. How do we best equip students to practise and innovate thirty years from now? How do we create partnerships to enhance the medical community, and in so doing improve health? The pursuit of health is a tool to bring communities together, it sits at the heart of service which is so central to King’s. As academics, how can we use medical education for the greater good?


Nicki became a UMDS medical student in 1991, graduating MB ChB from Oxford in 2000 with a DPhil in brain development. After a medical SHO rotation she moved to Southampton for Neuropathology training, gaining experience and qualifications in medical education.

After 4 years as Consultant Senior Lecturer in Bristol with growing medical school responsibilities, she moved to King’s in 2015 as Deputy Dean (Assessment & Admissions). Recently she has enjoyed time as Dean of Educational Partnerships, becoming Dean of Medical Education in Autumn 2022.

Alongside Neuropathology at GSTT, she is Clinical Director of Examinations at the Royal College of Pathologists and co-chair of the Joint Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Training Forum, through which Colleges, Deaneries and others seek to address some of the big-picture issues in postgraduate medical education.

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Nicki  Cohen

Dean of Medical Education (FoLSM)

Event details

Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus
New Hunt’s House
Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT