Congratulations to Dr Paddy Gibson, who was awarded the College’s Chiron Medal at our Medical Trainee Conference on Friday 22 January. The Chiron Medal recognises a physician’s contribution to teaching and training.

Dr Gibson, a consultant nephrologist at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, has developed a number of innovative training programmes during his career and work as a Training Programme Director.

Most recently, Dr Gibson, recognising the impact of COVID-19 on trainee educational opportunities, developed a series of weekly case conundrums for trainees via email. 

Dr Gibson was awarded the Chiron Medal via weblink, by acting president, Professor Angela Thomas

In addition to his outstanding contribution to teaching and training, Dr Gibson has provided significant pastoral support for medical trainees throughout his consultant career.

Feedback from both past and present trainees supports the notion that Dr Gibson is one of the most approachable members of his team.

Dr Gibson employs an ‘open door’ policy for trainees in need of advice or support, providing a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for concerns to be discussed and addressed.

Acting president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Professor Angela Thomas, said:

Through this award, we wanted to celebrate Dr Gibson’s valuable contribution to supporting medical trainees, and improving services for patients. Although his colleagues already know how valuable he is and what great work he is doing, we want people to know what a tremendous asset Dr Gibson is to NHS Lothian, to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and to patients in Edinburgh. His sheer commitment to medical trainees is second to none, and I am thankful that he is helping to prepare the next generation of doctors. It was my honour to present Dr Gibson with this award.