The RCP has appointed Dr Rasha Mukhtar to the post of senior examiner for PACES examinations.
Dr Mukhtar takes over the role from Dr Abdul-Majeed Salmasi who demits after four years in the role on 30 September.
Rasha Mukhtar is a consultant endocrinologist at Frimley Park Hospital who completed her medical degree at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and moved to England once she completed her pre-registration postings to pursue a medical career in the UK. Her specialist training was based within the Severn Deanery, with time taken out for research leading to an MD from the University of Bath. Her specialist interest is in type 1 diabetes, diabetes-related technology and antenatal care and she has expanded these services during her time in post. In addition to direct clinical work, Rasha is involved in diabetes related research projects and has been the PI for several multi-centre national and international trials.
She is a keen educator involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate training. She was an Associate Clinical Lecturer for Newcastle University and is now involved with the new medical school at Brunel University where she is involved in the development and delivery of the endocrine curriculum. She is involved in junior doctor training initially as the Foundation year 2 programme director and more recently as a Clinical Tutor at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey.
Her involvement with MRCP(UK) PACES was initially as an organising registrar during her training and then as a MRCP(UK) PACES examiner since 2015. Rasha also undertakes PACES hosting, chairing and international examining activity on behalf of MRCP(UK).
The appointment is for three years and the RCP is excited to begin work with Dr Mukhtar as we work towards the introduction of PACES23 autumn 2023.