Intercalating student presents research to Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

15 June 2017

Intercalating student Derek Ng

A fourth year Hull York Medical School MB BS student, currently intercalating in medical research at the University of York, has received the prestigious Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Medical Student prize.

The prize was awarded to Derek Ng based on his research into the way in which different milk formulas can impact on instances of necrotising enterocolitis, a disease affecting the gut of preterm infants with the possibility of severe long term consequences or even death.
As part of the prize, Derek was invited to present his findings at the RCPCH conference in May. Derek said:

I’m hoping my presentation encourages more research in this very important, fast-evolving field. The award has spurred my interest in neonatology and the care of preterm infants, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the conference, where I was able to attend workshops and talks on the empowerment of children, advances in neonatal care and the effects of foetal alcohol syndrome to name a few.

‘It was a fantastic opportunity to meet other medical students and doctors, and discuss what a future in paediatrics entails.’