Dr Sharon Cowley, a first-year SpR in Rheumatology representing the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, won the Best Case Report Contest at the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine on 11 May 2019.
Her case was entitled Case of Macrophage Activation Syndrome in a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. There were 19 doctors competing for the award in total.
The Best Case Report Contest is open to doctors in internal medicine who are under 35 years of age, representing national societies of internal medicine or other institutions who are the official partners of the 5th McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM). RCPI is an official partner institution for this event.
As part of her prize Sharon has won a one-month observership in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada).
Well done also to the other RCPI entrants in the Best Case Report Contest:
And three RCPI trainees had Poster Presentations at the event:
Well done to the three entrants to the McMaster International Best Case Report Contest who represented RCPI, particularly the winner Dr Sharon Cowley who beat 18 other trainee doctors from all over the world to win the prize. Congratulations to Sharon on her amazing achievement and for representing RCPI so well. Our thanks also to MIRCIM for the invitation to be an official partner for this prestigious educational event.
Professor Anthony O'ReganDean, Postgraduate Specialist Training
It was an honour to represent the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland at the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine. I am delighted to win the award for best case presentation. I am very grateful to my consultants Dr Sekharipuram Ramakrishnan and Dr Shawn Chavrimootoo for a valuable learning experience with a challenging case.
Dr Sharon CowleyHST Rheumatology and 2019 McMaster Best Case Report Contest winner
The fifth McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM) took place in Kraków, Poland 9 - 11 May 2019. Over 600 participants from 31 countries attended the event.
MIRCIM is a product of the McMaster University Department of Medicine, the birthplace of evidence-based medicine and problem-based learning, and the Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine. It is organised in collaboration with the European Federation of Internal Medicine and the Jagiellonian University Medical College, and in partnership with almost 30 national societies of internal medicine from around the world.
Congratulations to Sharon on her victory at the recent Case Report Contest at the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine. This is a wonderful achievement, particularly for a first-year Specialist Registrar. I would like to thank the College for partnering with McMaster and facilitating Dr Cowley’s participation in this prestigious event.
Dr John RyanNational Specialty Director, Rheumatology