Student prizes

The following prizes are awarded to Sydney Medical School - Northern students and are presented at the Celebration of Medical Education Evening in March each year.

For further information on Prizes contact the at the Sydney Medical School - Northern.


The Graham Coupland Memorial Prize - $300
Set up in memory of Dr Graham Coupland, an outstanding surgeon at RNSH. Awarded to the student with the best overall performance in Clinical Studies in Med 1 & 2.


The Royal North Shore Medal - $300, Medal, and name on Honours Board
Selected by fellow graduating students as best exemplifying leadership, advocacy for students, peer support, and academic excellence. The medal is presented at the Annual Foundation Day Ceremony at RNSH.


The Neurology Award - $300
Awarded to a graduating student, on the basis of a report on a period of clinical or research work in Neurology, under the supervision or approval of a member of the Department of Neurology of the Royal North Shore Hospital. This would be undertaken during the elective term, or as part of an honours project.


The Dr Ian Black Memorial Award - $1,500
Awarded to a final year Northern medicine student for an outstanding original contribution to Cardiology, through their Elective Term Report or Honours Research Project Report, or a related presentation or publication. Applications must include a clear statement by the student of the extent of their personal contribution to the reported study.


Dermatology Award - $300
Awarded to a graduating student for the best performance in a dermatology exam, held in October each year.


Kuring-gai and District Medical Association Award - $400
Awarded to a graduating Northern student who is judged to have prepared the best Elective Term report, as submitted to Sydney Medical School as part of the assessment of that term.

Eligible students are invited to submit their Elective Term report in printed form, including any graphics, to the by the end of August of their final year. The reports will be judged by the Chair of the KDMA and the Associate Dean of Sydney Medical School - Northern.


The Fagan Memorial Award for Surgery - $300
Set up by Dr Kevin Fagan, clinical teacher at RNSH, to honour his father, James Fagan, 'whose sacrifices enabled him to achieve what he did'. Awarded to a graduating student for excellence in Year 3 & 4 Surgery.


CADE Clinic – Samuel Gershon Prize in Psychiatry - $250
Awarded to a Stage 3 student, who has entered an optional 30 minute exam conducted at the end of each Psychological and Addiction Medicine Block. The exam consists of two short answer questions. The best submission from each term is selected by a judging panel of two. An overall winner is then selected from the four term winners.


Medical Staff Council Award - $400
Awarded to a graduating student for excellence in Year 3 & 4 Medicine.


Geoff Hipwell Opthalmology Award $300
Awarded to a graduating student for the best performance in an opthalmology exam, held in October each year. Please note that if you do your PrInt term outside of Sydney you won’t be able to take part. In 2013 the exam will take place on the 18th October from 8-9am in the Kolling Building, please register with the