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Student Prizegiving

Welcome to Student Prizegiving 2019-2020

16-20 November 2020

The Hull York Medical School Student Prizegiving is held every year to recognise the outstanding work and commitment of our highest-achieving students.

Each of our prizewinners are excellent examples of the Medical School’s ambition to produce  confident, compassionate and work-ready medical professionals, and their achievements are even more notable in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has meant that we are sadly unable to hold a physical Prizegiving Ceremony this year.

But it’s more important than ever that we recognise our students’ successes. As such, this week we’ll be bringing our #HYMScommunity together in a week-long Student Prizegiving Takeover across our social media channels, to recognise our prizewinners.

Award categories

Dorothy Robson Prize

The Dorothy Robson Prizes for Palliative Medicine has been made possible by the kind donation from Dr Peter Smith in memory of his wife. The aim of the prize is to encourage students in the study and understanding of palliative medicine in order to help future patients have access to excellent symptom control.

The competition was launched in June 2020 and invited entries for a competition to be judged by a panel consisting Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor Matt Morgan, Professor Fliss Murtagh, Dr Lorna Fraser and Dr Jason Boland.

A total of 10 applications were received for the three parts of the competition for an essay, abstract and paper.

Best Essay Prize

1st place: Mohammed Khan

MB BS Medicine student Mohammed Khan won Best Essay Prize for his essay: "Critical appraisal - RCT for efficacy of oral Risperidone, Haloperidol, or Placebo for symptoms of delirium amongst patients in palliative care". Mohammed undertook his research with the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre as part of his Scholarship and Special Interest Programme.

2nd place: Ruksana Begum

3rd place: Ruth Barker

Best Paper Prize

1st place: Sophie Pask

PhD student Sophie won Best Paper Prize for her systematic review on The Effects of Opioids on Cognition in Older Adults With Cancer and Chronic Noncancer Pain. Changes to cognitive function were observed predominantly in studies with higher mean doses of opioids (120-190.7mg oral morphine equivalent daily dose). Sophie is undertaking her PhD in the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre.

2nd place: Sunitha Daniel

PhD student Dr Sunitha Daniel won second prize for Best Paper for her systematic review and mixed-methods synthesis of the psychological concerns of Indian women with breast cancer in different national contexts. Sunitha is undertaking her PhD in the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre.

Best Abstract Prize

Winner: Ugochinyere Nwulu

PhD student Ugochinyere won the Best Abstract Prize for their abstract: "What methods are used to screen and identify cachexia and in which healthcare settings?" (Palliative Care Congress, Telford, March 2020). Ugochinyere is undertaking their PhD in the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre.

Elective Student Award

The Elective Student Prize is awarded to the student who receives the highest number of Excellents for their elective report.

Winner: Miles Evans

Best Performance Written Papers in Phase III

This prize is awarded to the student who is determined by the Board of Examiners to have achieved the highest score in the Final Written Paper.

Winners

This year the result is a tie, and as a result the award is shared between both of this year’s winners.

  • Harry Fitzjohn
  • Isabel Mortimer
The Dr Sanders Prize for Best Performance in Clinical Examinations in Phase III

This prize has been generously donated in memory of Dr Michael Samuel Sanders, a GP who spent most of his career in Hull. The prize is awarded to the student who is determined by the Board of Examiners to have achieved the highest number of A and B grades awarded by examiners in the final clinical practice exam.

Winner: Daniel Ming

The Alderson Medal

This medal is generously donated by Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust and is awarded to the best performing student in clinical assessments in Phases II and III based on accumulated A and B grades.

Winner: Isabel Mortimer

Best Overall Academic Performance in Phase III

This prize is awarded to the student who is determined by the Board of Examiners to have achieved the highest score for Excellent grades during Phase III.

Winner: Isabel Mortimer

Founding Dean's Award

This award was established by our founding Dean, Professor Bill Gillespie, upon his retirement. It is awarded to the student with the best overall academic performance over the five years of the MB BS Programme.

Winner: Jessica Moncrieff