Posted on 5th December, 2013
Dr Pamela Bowman, a trainee psychiatrist with the Trust, has won the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCPsych) Award for Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year for 2013. She was presented with her award by Dr Wendy Burn, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, at a ceremony at The Royal Society of Medicine in London on 14 November.
The annual RCPsych Awards mark the highest level of achievement within psychiatry and are designed to recognise and reward excellent practice in the field of mental health.
Dr Kate Lovett, a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Trust and Head of School for Psychiatry for Devon and Cornwall, added: “Pamela is a truly exceptional young doctor and the award is thoroughly deserved – we are very lucky to have her. Not only is this a great achievement for her personally, but it is a real coup for the South West. It will definitely help to underline the extremely high quality of our medical training and, we hope, will encourage young doctors to consider training and working in psychiatry in and around Devon.
Pamela lives in Torbay and is in her second of three years of core psychiatry training with the Trust. Prior to this, she completed her foundation training with South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and did a year of speciality training in paediatrics. Pamela was presented with her award by Dr Wendy Burn, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, at a ceremony at The Royal Society of Medicine in London on 14 November. She was one of four short listed finalists for the award, which drew nominations from both the UK and overseas. She currently works in the community adult mental health team in Newton Abbot and, as well as being a trainee psychiatrist, is an academic research fellow with Exeter University, conducting research into medically unexplained symptoms in children.