Dr Ritesh Malik received the Cullen award for the dedicated time and effort he puts into teaching medical students at NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Dr Malik was presented the award by College President, Professor Derek Bell.

Dr Malik has worked in Dumfries as a Specialty Doctor for over 12 years. Throughout this time he has been a hard working and dedicated member of the team. It was noticed some years ago how much time and effort he put into teaching medical students and because of this diligence, alongside consistent positive feedback from the students, he was asked to be the Lead Clinician for Undergraduate Teaching for Elderly Care. He accepted this position and since then the quality of feedback for this group of students has grown impressively.

In essence the students love him and find his style of teaching and flexible approach welcoming and supportive. One of Dr Malik’s students said: "Dr Malik is a friendly and excellent supervisor - very encouraging and always available to give timely and worthwhile feedback. He is very supportive and easy to raise issues with. He is always seeking to push students to next level and has provided excellent teaching.”

Dr Malik is cherished by his students and is known for caring for stroke patients in Dumfries and Galloway with professionalism and skill.


1. The William Cullen Prize was created in 2016 to recognise excellence in teaching or service innovation at a regional level.

Paul Gillen

Contact: Paul Gillen p.gillen@rcpe.ac.uk 0131 247 3658