Dr. Abhay Vaidya

Small Group Teaching/PBL Facilitator

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA246

+44 (0) 1772 89 5936


Subject Areas: Medicine

Dr Abhay Vaidya is a passionate teacher. He has taught medical undergraduate, postgraduate and other allied healthcare professionals in the U and /overseas for nearly 30 years. He is an experienced examiner for the UK undergraduate and postgraduate medical as well as nursing programmes. He was a GMC Associate for over 10 years and has several publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a Member of Academy of Medical Educators and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Full Profile

Dr Vaidya studied medicine in the Goa Medical College, India. He practised as a consultant anaesthetist in India, the middle east and the UK. Throughout his career, Dr Vaidya has been actively involved in the training and teaching of medical and allied healthcare workers. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd). He also holds qualification in medical education.

During his career, Dr Vaidya has held several teaching and non-teaching posts. Presently, he is a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for ICMRCS Examinations in the UK and overseas.

Dr Vaidya has several publications in the peer-reviewed journals and has many poster/oral presentations at national and international conferences. He is also involved in teaching of overseas and asylum seeking doctors.

Dr Vaidya is a member of UCLan Creative Communities Group (CCG) and the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing. He is actively involved in the organisation of community health fairs (Health Melas) and supports UCLan medical and other students to carry out voluntary health promotion and health assessments within the community.






1. In Practice. Professor Ramesh Gupta, Dr Abhay Vaidya, Professor Robert Compbell, Dr Asha Gupta, Professor Satyan Rajbhandari; Perspectives in Public Health l November 2011 Vol 131 No 6; 250.

2. Clinical Competence. Dr Abhay Vaidya SEA (UK) Newsletter, Summer 2011 issue, page 11.

3. Health mela: a novel way of health promotion Romesh Gupta, Abhay Vaidya, Robert Campbell, Abha Gupta and Satyan Rajbhandari; British Journal of Healthcare Management 2011 Vol 17 No 4; 165-7.

4. A novel technique for fixation of epidural catheters. Hany Shawkat, Dr Abhay Vaidya, Sr Karen Williams; Out of the blue E-letters, British Journal of Anaesthesia 11 January 2010 Online ISSN 1471-6771 - Print ISSN 0007-0912.



  • General Medical Council (GMC) Associate 2005 - 2017
  • Fitness To Practise Panel Member, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS)/GMC 2005 – 2014
  • Senior Honorary Associate Lecturer, Edge Hill University, April 2011 – March 2013
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bolton, June 2007 – June 2014
  • OSCE Examiner, MBChB Examinations, University of Manchester, 2005 - 2010
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutor, MBChB course, University of Manchester, 2002 - 2010
  • Communication skills tutor for MBChB course, University of Manchester, 2009 – 2010
  • College tutor, the Royal College of Anaesthetists 2002-05.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Dundee, 2018.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning in Healthcare Practice, University of Central Lancashire 2016.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics for Clinical Trials, University of Central Lancashire 2002.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) 1995.
  • Diploma in Anaesthetics (DA), the Royal College of Anaesthetists 1993.
  • Post Doctoral Certificate (Fellowship) in Cardiovascular thoracic and Neurosurgical Anaesthesia, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India 1989.
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD Anaesthesia), University of Bombay, India 1986.
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology (DA), University of Bombay, India 1984.
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Bombay, India 1982.


  • General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Academy of Medical Educators
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Indian Society of Anaesthetists

External Activities

ICMRCS Examiners, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2005 – till date

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Small Group facilitator for communication skills, medical law and ethics and portfolio tutor for MBBS Year 1 and 2


ASME Annual Scientific Meeting 2018