Each summer BSMS confers honorary academic awards during our graduation ceremonies.
In making these honorary awards, we recognise the achievement of individuals who have made a significant contribution towards activities which link closely to our mission as an institution of higher education and scholarship. We consider all our honorary graduates to be full members of the medical school's community and are delighted to enjoy ongoing close relationships with honorary graduates following their awards.
2020 The Rt Hon Alan Milburn
Rt Hon Alan Milburn was a Labour MP from 1992 to 2010, and Secretary of State for Health from 1999 to 2003. He chaired the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions from 2008 to 2009 and has been the Independent Reviewer on Social Mobility and Child Poverty under the current government.
Previous BSMS Honorary Graduates:
2018 Professor Jenny Higham, Honorary Doctorate
2017 Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Professor of Neurology
2016 Professor Jon Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases
2016 Professor Valerie Lund, Emeritus Professor of Rhinology
2015 Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement with Science
2014 Professor Dame Valerie Beral, Doctor of Medicine
2013 Professor John Tooke, Doctor of Medicine
2012 Professor Sir Alex Markham, Doctor of Medicine
2011 Professor Parveen Kumar, Doctor of Medicine
2010 Professor Sir Graeme Catto, Doctor of Medicine
2009 Professor Adetokunbo O Lucas, Doctor of Medicine
2008 Baroness Mary Warnock (joint with the University of Brighton), Doctor of Medicine