Prize winning HYMS students were congratulated on their achievements at an annual ceremony at the University of York.
The ceremony was attended by the chancellor of the university, Greg Dyke, the vice chancellor, other staff from the universities of Hull and York, representatives from the local NHS, HYMS undergraduate and postgraduate students and their guests.
Representatives from two award-winning teams in the HYMS Clinical Tutors of Excellence Awards were also present – Dr David Hickson from Belgrave Surgery, Scarborough and Dr Hassan Al-Moasseb from the Paediatrics Teaching Team, Grimsby. Dr Hickson gave a short talk highlighting the positive impact that working with students in a ‘teaching hospital’ had on both staff and patients.
Three new HYMS ‘Women in Science’ prizes were awarded for outstanding contributions to science by a female undergraduate student, a female postgraduate student and a female member of staff. The winners were:
- Olivia Smith (undergraduate) for her various publications, specifically ‘Mind Maps for Medical Students’
- Dr Shirley Sze (postgraduate) for her research project, ‘Effect of novel TRPC channel blocker CKX1 in the prevention of restenosis using smooth muscle cell and arterial organ culture mode’
- Research Fellow Dr Trish Green (member of staff) for her contribution as co-investigator on a successful bid for the ESRC Seminar Series, entitled 'On encountering corpses: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of contemporary encounters with dead bodies' and other various publications.
The Dean of HYMS, Professor Trevor Sheldon, congratulated all the prize winners, giving particular mention to Olivia Smith and commending her extensive list of publications (including her ‘Mind Maps’ book) as unusually impressive for a Year 4 student.
The prize winners were:
- Samuel Gribben: Highest overall mark in two Year 1 written papers in life sciences and clinical sciences
- Nora Grandal and Joshua Jones: Highest overall mark in a Year 1 practical examination in clinical skills and person-centred care
- Elizabeth Anderson: Highest overall mark in Year 1 written papers in evidence-based decision-making, managing resources, population health and medicine
- Davide Zanichelli: Highest number of Excellent grades for Year 1 Student Selected Components during the year
- James Wilson: Highest overall mark in Year 2 papers on applied life sciences and anatomy
- Sarah Pearson and Katherine Halford: Highest overall mark in a Year 2 practical examination in clinical skills and person-centred care
- Joseph Vernon: Highest overall mark in Year 2 written papers in evidence-based decision-making, managing resources, population health and medicine
- Sajeel Ahmed, Danielle Archer, Laura Cunliffe, Catarina Jackson, Swati Patel and Benjamin Wilson: Highest number of Excellent grades for Year 2 Student Selected Components during the year
- Daniel Cave: Highest score for Excellent grades during the year
- Helen Woodward: Highest score for Excellent grades during both years of Phase I
- Nicholas James: Highest overall mark in two Year 4 written papers in life sciences and clinical sciences
- Samuel Wood: Best performance in intermediate clinical practice examination in Year 4 covering clinical skills and person-centred care; Highest score for Excellent grades during both years of Phase II; Arthritis Research UK prize for Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Grace Duffy: Highest overall mark in Year 4 written papers in evidence-based decision-making, managing resources, population health and medicine
- Ann MacCafferty: Highest number of Student Selected Components graded as Excellent and satisfied the progression requirements in the Record of Achievement
- Pouya Mafi: Bob Morton Memorial Prize, awarded to the student with the best overall grades in humanities Student Selected Components throughout both Phases I and II
- Saranya Thurairatnam: Dr Jagdish Raut Award, awarded to a student in the second year of the MB BS programme who has made the greatest advancement in terms of academic studies
- Ann Hutchinson and Edward Richfield: The Dorothy Robson Bursary for financial support to attend conferences relevant to the field of palliative medicine where the applicant has a poster or oral presentation
- Lawrence Wright: Dr Mike Hardey Award, awarded to the Year 1 student who has achieved the highest score for Excellent grades during the year
- Bethany Whitaker and Jessica Haslam: Professor Steve Leveson Elective Travel Bursary, awarded to support HYMS students with elective travel to Africa for the best descriptions of why they had chosen a particular destination or institution and what the benefits of the elective might be to themselves and the community