Faculty of Health & Wellbeing
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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
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Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Mark qualified in medicine with MB, BS from St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1988. He trained as a hospital physician and was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1993. He subsequently trained in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and in 1999 was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in these two specialties by the General Medical Council.
He started his first consultant post at the Withington Hospital in Manchester in 1999, developing an interest in older people who fall. In 2004, he was the first medical leader for the then Medical Assessment Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.
Mark has a particular interest in medical education. In 2004, he completed a Masters (with distinction) in Medical and Dental Education (MEd) from the University of Sheffield. He has taught University of Manchester medical students since 1999 although he has a particular interest in interprofessional education and developing teams to deliver the best possible care for patients, irrespective of how people gained their primary qualification. In 2007, he set up the first training programme in Greater Manchester for doctors training in the then new specialty of Acute Medicine, a post he held until 2012.
Since 2010 Mark has been a council member of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM), including two years as President from 2015 to 2017. He is currently the executive lead for SAM.