Congratulations to Lowenna Stockman, Lifelong Medical Education Co-ordinato,r who won Training Administrator of the Year at the School for Psychiatry, Plymouth awards evening in September.
Lowenna received 11 nominations, which we would like to share a few with you:
Lowenna works tirelessly to ensure that the education and training at Cornwall Partnership Trust runs like clockwork. Nothing is too much trouble for her. She has gone the extra mile to help trainees prepare for exams. Her efforts to ensure a seamless digital transition during the Covid-19 pandemic have been outstanding. Aside from her role as co-coordinator, she has been a figure of support, encouragement and worldly wisdom to all the trainees (both new and old) at CFT. Thank you Lowenna!Lowenna works tirelessly to ensure that the education and training at Cornwall Partnership Trust runs like clockwork. Nothing is too much trouble for her. She has gone the extra mile to help trainees prepare for exams. Her efforts to ensure a seamless digital transition during the Covid-19 pandemic have been outstanding. Aside from her role as co-coordinator, she has been a figure of support, encouragement and worldly wisdom to all the trainees (both new and old) at CFT. Thank you Lowenna!
Lowenna works exceptionally hard and is an invaluable person to all core psychiatric trainees. I genuinely do not what I would do without her. No task is too big, she willingly goes out of her way to make our lives easier and often is proactive and works out what help we might need before we've even asked! Having been in the trust for a long time Lowenna knows the answers to most questions and will find out it not. This includes helping with many things that I am sure are not in her job role! With all the uncertainty that has been around Lowenna once again has been a stabilising rock for all of us, offering to help with the new exam plans and always being a listening ear. In summary I think Lowenna should win for always giving her time and going above and beyond, for continually working hard for very little in return, for always being the calm in the storm and simply for being kind and considerate and a friendly face/voice.
Lowenna always, always goes above and beyond. Her support for the students is crucial, and her willingness to help technologically inferior assessors like me is invaluable! Her value is not only in organising things like Mock CASCs, but also her warmth and support of the trainees directly. In addition, Lowenna has always been keen to help organise new things, like our Culture Club and its associated CPD day. Legend!
Lowenna has worked quietly in the background in a tireless way for many years now as the coordinator of all medical activities within CFT. This includes running regular consultant CPD and residential meetings, coordinating doctors in training & medical students, and she manages all of the ongoing requirements for trainers to remain in good standing with the medical school and school of psychiatry. She also coordinates CASC exam training and supports our medical school lead consultant and clinical tutor to ensure all training needs and requirements are met. Cornwall has excellent feedback and exam success within psychiatry and trainees enjoy their experience, recommending it as a place to train and work. I have no doubt whatsoever that Lowenna's hard work and attention to detail lies at the heart of this. Her outstanding organisational abilities and excellent relationship with colleagues largely goes unnoticed as she modesty goes about her work. With the experience and knowledge she has accumulated, it would be impossible to replace her! This award would be well deserved by her in my opinion and a suitable recognition of how lucky we are to have her in the Cornwall education team.
Dr Simon Bonell, Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disability, Head of School for Psychiatry, Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education, Health Education England and Honorary University Fellow, Plymouth University School of Medicine and Dentistry said:
Thoroughly deserved! Well done. Cornwall is very lucky to have you!