Willows Academy is a leading medical teaching organisation in the midlands. We are proud to provide world-class undergraduate medical education to medical students from the University of Leicester, postgraduate Physician Associate students from DeMontfort University, and GP Specialty Trainees.
We believe teaching and learning are at the heart of everything we do and embed the student experience at the very centre of our day to day function. The student is not simply a passenger along this journey, but an active participant dynamically involved in the complex clinical decisions we make for our patients every day. Our students will have an unparalleled exposure to leading primary care clinicians including Consultant Physicians, General Practitioners, Primary Care Surgeons, Principal Clinical Psychologists, and Associate Specialists. Many of our tutors have higher postgraduate qualifications in medical education.
Many of these clinical tutors work both within primary and secondary care and tend to lead on the tutorials for our students. Our outstanding students will be offered the opportunity to publish research through case reports and case series through the DMU-Willows Centre for Primary Care Research.
Our passion for high-quality education has been recognised through awards one for the ‘best undergraduate teaching practice’ and ‘Excellence in Clinical Tutorship’.
The Academy also functions as a training provider for CQC compliant training to Primary Care staff and further embeds our position as an organisation which is continually learning, and continually improving.
We provide education for today – the here, and the now. We don’t wait for tomorrow.
Professor Fahad Rizvi
Fahad is a keen teacher and trainer and is the chair for Willows Academy for teaching medical students besides being involved with Integrated Professional Education, Physicians Associate, nursing and college students teaching. He has won many accolades and awards by the University of Leicester and RCGP for his teaching skills and enthusing young doctors and students to take up General Practice as their preferred career.
Dr Tariq Kapasi
Dr Tariq Kapasi has significant experience in clinical governance which is fundamental in improving the effectiveness and safety of care provided. He is a clinical tutor for the University of Leicester, leads the delivery of Postgraduate Medical Education to GP Trainees and is a research associate with the Willows-DMU Centre for Primary Care Research. He has a particular interest in Cardiology and has worked as an associate at the Leicester Glenfield Hospital.