The team is deliberately small and bespoke. Nick Raine-Fenning oversees everything and is supported by a highly select group of motivated colleagues who bring a certain expertise and personality to Teale Fenning. We are a family.
Nick FenningCourse Director and Founder of Teale Fenning Medical Education
Nick is Reader/Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nottingham. His primary area of interest is reproductive medicine and early pregnancy. He is an internationally recognised expert in 3D ultrasound and gynaecological imaging and has given over 100 invited talks, plenary sessions and workshops. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and written more than 30 review articles, opinions and editorials.
Locally Nick is the gynaecological lead for the Collaborative Local Research Network (CLRN) and the chief / principal investigator (CI/PI) on a number of national and local studies. He is the Director of Research for the University’s Assisted Conception Unit (Nurture Fertility) and lead for the Academic Imaging Suite. He has supervised numerous fellows to their MDs and PhDs and leads an active research group. Nationally Nick is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Wellbeing of Women (WoW) and the British Fertility Society (BFS). He is a member of the Data Management (DMC) and Trial Steering Committees (TSC) for the PROMISE and TABLET studies. He is best known, however, for his work with the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ISUOG). He sits on their Board and is involved with several Committees and Working Groups including the Web and Clinical Standards Committees, the 3D Focus and Patient Liaison Groups. He is a core member of the Education Board who he is working with to define Minimal Standards for Gynaecological Imaging. In conjunction with this he is leading a task force who are defining guidelines for ultrasound in gynaecology and early pregnancy. Nick has served on the Editorial Board of the society’s Journal, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, since 2005 and was made Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2011. He oversees the gynaecological side of the journal.
of ultrasound Nick is an active triathlete and has completed numerous races at various distances including Ironman. He enjoys travelling and new cultural experiences.
In terms of teaching Nick leads the clinical side of the University’s Masters in Assisted Reproduction (MSc). He is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and obtained his PGCHE (Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education) in 2004. Nick says:
”My enthusiasm is not for teaching: it is to see students succeed and achieve their goals. I see education as an integral part of an individual’s continued and personal development. We can all learn new things at any stage of our lives if, and it’s a big IF, we are prepared to listen and not be resistant to change. I strongly believe that teaching should be seen as a joint venture where student and trainer work together harmoniously and this is embodied in the Teale Fenning attitude and attention to personal needs. It’s something I believe in strongly and know, in the right hands and minds, works extremely well”.
I was educated at Magdalen College School Oxford and went onto attend The Combined Medical & Dental School of the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. I started medical school in 1991, and after an extra years study for a further B.Sc. graduated in 1997.
My interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology began at medical school, especially that of pre-malignant disease of the cervix and the management of women with abnormal cervical smear tests. This interest continues to this day.
did broad based pre-registration house jobs and did the majority of my basic training at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and St Bartholomew’s Hospital for my cancer training.
My Specialist Registrar training was based in the North Thames region, with University College London as my base teaching hospital. I finished my training where I began as a Senior Registrar at The Royal London Hospital.
I achieved my MRCOG in 2003.
I was appointed as Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Bedford Hospital in 2008. I am the Lead Clinician for Gynaecological Oncology (Cancer) and Colposcopy (the management of women with abnormal smear tests).
I sit on the main committee of the national governing body for Colposcopy (BSCCP), and am the regional Quality Assurance Director and Lead Colposcopist for the East of England Region. This allows me to contribute to Colposcopy at a national level, and help drive the exciting changes of implementing HPV into the cervical screening program.
I have another major business interest in delivering the highly acclaimed Teale-Fenning Medical education courses. In partnership with Mr. Nick Raine-Fenning of Nottingham University Hospital these are some of the most respected courses for the MRCOG in the world.
Outside of work I am happily married and have a daughter. I still continue to play top class amateur league cricket for Ampthill Town Cricket Club and representative cricket for the MCC.
Sally Gillard and Jemma Sharp are both my Private and NHS Secretaries. This allows them to have a close understanding of my diary.
Lorena ArmijoCourse and Events Executive
Lorena will be happy to answer any of your questions and help coordinate your application. Lorena, a qualified linguist who speaks five different languages, and has extensive administrative experience says:
”Working at Teale Fenning Medical Education has proven far more rewarding than I ever thought it would. I share the Directors’ passion for each and every candidate to succeed and feel a great sense of achievement when they do so. I appreciate that my role in their success is minimal but am proud to work in such a dynamic and dedicated company”.
”The website has been carefully constructed to address any queries that you may have but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or need anything clarified regardless of however small it may seem. You have several ways of contacting us including two telephone numbers, a correspondence address, and our e-mail facility, which is answered on a daily basis. We appreciate that many candidates are working overseas and are always happy to receive calls in the evening or at weekends because of this. We are here for you!”
Caroline joined the team in 2010 and teaches on the OSCE Circuits Course. She introduced some changes to the course to ensure the experience is as close to the real exam as possible and increased the amount of personal feedback from the whole team to each candidate, which has been greatly received.
Caroline was awarded the RCOG Prize Medal, aka the “Gold Medal”, in 2009. She is currently doing a PhD in fetal medicine at the University of Oxford and will return to clinical training at ST6 / Senior Registrar level in London. She has had an interest in medical education and teaching since medical school and has recently submitted her dissertation for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
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