Dr Mike Jennings

BMedSci, FRCP, FFOM (Hons), MEd, FHEA

Academic Unit of Medical Education

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Academic Co-ordinator for Geriatric Medicine

Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching

Admissions Tutor

+44 114 222 5534 (Admissions)

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Dr Mike Jennings
Academic Unit of Medical Education
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

I trained in medicine at the University of Nottingham and subsequently in geriatric medicine in Hull and Sheffield. I was appointed to the post of Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in 1994.

I have fulfilled a number of different roles with respect to the organisation and delivery of teaching, and the development and progression of the MBChB and other undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

Teaching interests

As Academic Co-ordinator for Geriatric Medicine I have developed a programme of teaching in health care for older people within the MBChB undergraduate curriculum with the result that geriatric medicine is now well-developed as a longitudinal theme which is integrated both horizontally and vertically throughout all phases of the course.

I am Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, a role which carries responsibility for the quality of learning and teaching across all departments including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Orthoptics and Human Communication Sciences.

I chair the faculty learning and teaching committee, sit on the faculty executive board and represent the faculty in broader teaching activities across the university.

I am also the Admissions Tutor for the School of Medicine.

Clinical responsibilities

I am Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and am responsible in acute general and geriatric medicine.

I am the Chair of the Medicines Management and Therapeutics Committee for the Trust

I sit on the Examination Management Committee, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (London).

I have worked within Faculty of Occupational Medicine for approximately 13 years, initially as registrar organiser of clinical examinations and more recently as examiner in the clinical section of the MFOM (Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine). 

In 1996 I was appointed onto the management committee for this examination, and was also asked to take on the role of host examiner. Sheffield is the only centre to host this examination. I have made a significant contribution to the change process from a traditional clinical examination to the "PACES" format used in the MRCP.