The University of Sydney Medical School Prizes

Paediatric Health Education Prize

Background:

Established in 1984 by funds from the bequest of Mr John Paskins of St Marys who was for many years interested in child health and education, this Prize is awarded for the best essay on health promotion in paediatrics.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled in Stage 3 of the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing the Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Block.

 

Applicants must submit a 1,500 to 2,000 word essay on any aspect of health promotion in paediatrics.

 

The essay may be based on work from a previous year however piece of work may only be submitted once for this Prize.

Value: The Prize value will be determined by the Head of School and Dean or delegate.
Opens: Apply Here
Closes: 31 October 2018 at 11.59 PM
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Douglas Cohen Prize for Paediatric Surgery

Background:

Established in 1985 by the annual donation from the Board of Management of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. The Prize is now sponsored by the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and is awarded for the best essay on any aspect of paediatric surgery.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled in Stage 3 of the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing the Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Block.

 

Applicants must submit a 1,500 to 2,000 word essay on any aspect of paediatric surgery.

 

The essay may be based on work from a previous year however piece of work may only be submitted once for this Prize

Value: This Prize has a value of $150 and will be paid as a one-off payment.
Opens: Apply Here
Closes: 31 October 2018 at 11:59 PM
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A T Edwards Memorial Prize

Background:

Established in 1985 following a donation from the family of Dr Alfred Theophilus Edwards, this Prize was supplemented in 2007 with additional gifts from the family in memory of Dr Lawrence Alfred Edwards, son of Dr A.T. Edwards. This Prize is awarded for the best research dissertation as a result of an Elective Term in Psychiatry.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled in the final year of the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must have completed an Elective Term in Psychiatry.

 

Applicants must submit a research dissertation as a result of an Elective Term in Psychiatry.

Value: The Prize value will be determined by the Head of School and Dean or delegate.
Opens: Apply Here
Closes: 31 October 2018 at 11.59 PM
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Cedric Swanton Memorial Prize

Background:

Established in 1974 by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in memory of Dr Cedric Swanton, this Prize is awarded for the best essay on a topic within the Professional Development (PPD) theme undertaken during the Psychological and Addiction Medicine Specialty Block.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled in Stage 3 of the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must have completed the Psychological and Addiction Medicine Specialty Block.

 

Applicants must submit a 1,500 word essay on a topic within the Professional Development (PPD) theme undertaken during the Psychological and Addiction Medicine Specialty Block.

Value:

This Prize has a value of $250 and will be paid as a one-off payment.

Opens: Apply Here
Closes: 31 October 2018 at 11.59 PM
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Dean's Prize for Student Research Publications

Background:

Established in 2009, this prize aims to encourage students to publish their research and to assist and encourage them to participate in scientific meetings early in their research careers.

Open to: Applicants must be currently enrolled and undertaking research in a course in the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
 

Applicants must submit a journal article as part of their application. This journal must:

  • cite the submitting applicant as first author or equal first author,
  • be published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in the previous calendar year,
  • include the ‘Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney’ or ‘Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney’ as the author affiliation for the submitting applicant.
 

A publication can only be submitted once for this Prize.

Value and Duration: This Prize has a value of $500 and will be paid as a one off payment.
  Additional funding of up to $500 may be available to the student for registration and/or travel expenses for presenting their research at a scientific meeting.
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  This prize is now closed and will reopen in 2019.

Gordon Sanderson Award

Background:

The Gordon Sanderson Award is awarded to students who score the highest mark in the Practical Ophthalmic Science unit (OPSC5004).

Eligibility Criteria:

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses at the University of Sydney to be considered for this Prize:

  • Master of Medicine (Opthalmic Science)
  • Master of Science in Medicine (Opthalmic Science)
  • Diploma in Opthalmic Science
Value: This Prize has no monetary value.

Applied Medical Sciences Honours Prize

Background:

The Applied Medical Sciences Honours Prize is awarded to the first and second place students in their cohort (three cohorts in total) of the coursework component of their Applied Medical Sciences honours year.

Open to: 1. To be considered eligible for this Prize, students must be enrolled in their honours year in Applied Medical Sciences.
 

2. Students must complete the following to be considered eligible for this prize:

  • An introductory oral presentation,
  • A mid-year oral presentation, and
  • A journal club presentation.
Value and Duration: The first places student in each cohort will recieve the prize valued at $250. The second placed student in each cohort will recieve the prize valued at $100.
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First in Point of Care Ultrasound for Critical Care Prize

Background:

This Prize is awarded annually to a student in the CRIT5010 unit of study. The unit of study introduces students to ultrasound physics and knobology on ultrasound machines. Students learn how to perform scans including e-FAST, AAA, vascular access, DVT studies, renal, hepatobiliary, basic echo and early pregnancy. These skills are vital for critical care clinicians and are used routinely in the assessment and management of critically ill patients.

Open to:

To be considered eligible for this Prize, students must be enrolled in the CRIT5010 unit at the University of Sydney.

 

The Prize will be awarded to the student who receives the highest mark in the CRIT5010 unit of study per calendar year, as determined by the unit of study coordinator.

 

No separate application is required.

Value: This Prize has a value of $500 and will be paid as a one-off payment.
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The Sydney Medical School prize list is currently being updated.