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GKT appoints new lead for assessment and admissions

The GKT School of Medical Education has appointed Dr Nicki Cohen to the new role of Deputy Dean of Assessment and Admissions. 

The new role has been created with a remit to refine the current assessment processes and improve the learning experience of medical students at King’s. In 2016, King's will be introducing a new MBBS Curriculum. Nicki will lead on assessment for the new Curriculum and will also be working with the Admissions team to ensure we continue to select the most committed and able students.

Nicki joins King’s from the University of Bristol where she spent five years. Initially appointed as Consultant Senior Lecturer, she became Deputy MB ChB Programme Director in 2011 and added Director of Assessments to her portfolio in 2013. She was elected to College Council at the Royal College of Pathologists in 2014 and Chairs the Specialty Advisory Committee in Neuropathology. She has recently led the redevelopment of its pathology curriculum for medical students and is the college lead for the Annual Summer School.

Nicki started as a UMDS medical student in 1991. Her passion for neuroscience was fuelled early by an intercalated BSc. In 1994 she moved to Oxford to complete a Wellcome-funded DPhil working in brain development. She moved her clinical training to Oxford where she gained her medical degree in 2000. She has since achieved a masters degree in Medical Education from Dundee University.

Professor Stuart Carney, Dean of Medical Education says: ‘I am delighted Nicki has joined the School at this pivotal time. As an alumna, Nicki has personal insight into the student experience and is in a strong position to contribute to and make improvements. I have had the privilege of working with Nicki previously in postgraduate education and training’.