Congratulations to the winners of the prestigious Canavan Medal and Reuben Harvey Prize

Congratulations to the winners of the prestigious Canavan Medal and Reuben Harvey Prize!

The Canavan Medal

We are delighted to announce that Dr Esther Macken is the winner of this year’s Canavan Medal.  This prestigious award is given to the doctor who scored the highest marks in the MRCPI General Medicine examination each year, demonstrating outstanding knowledge and skill in passing every component of the Membership examination on their first attempt.

The award is in  honour of the late Dr. Desmond Canavan, an esteemed past President of the College and a former Director of Examinations, and is awarded annually, at the discretion of the President of the College and on the recommendation of the Examiners.

Dr Esther Macken, winner of the Canavan Medal

The Reuben Harvey Prize

We are pleased to announce the 2021 and 2022 winners of the prestigious Reuben Harvey Prize, which is awarded by RCPI each year to the students who achieve the highest marks in their class for final year examinations in Medicine, Surgery and Obsetrics:

2021:

  • Dr Caithriona Murphy, University College Cork
  • Dr Madison Phipps, University College Dublin
  • Dr Philip Smyth, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Marah Alsayed Hasan, University of Limerick
  • Dr Nikkie Cliff, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Dr Naomi Anderson, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Emma Callaghan, University of Galway

2022:

  • Dr Stevie Barry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Dr Robert Power, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Roisin Thornton, University of Galway
  • Dr Terence William Smeaton, University College Dublin
  • Dr Dylan O’Donovan, University College Cork
  • Dr Mitchell McRoberts Davidson, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Katie Togher, University of Limerick

The Reuben Harvey prize was established in 1882 in memory of Dr Reuben Joshua Harvey, anatomist and physiologist who died in 1881 at the age of just 36.

Slideshow of images from the awards ceremony