Shortlist for 2017 RCPI Trainee Awards announced

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Find out who wins on Wednesday 18 October 2017...

The RCPI Trainees' Committee has agreed on the shortlist for the 2017 RCPI Trainee Awards.

There are three awards: the Corrigan Medal, the David Mitchell Award and the William Stokes Research Award. These awards were established to recognise excellence and support the achievements of doctors in training.

Shortlisted Trainees will present their entries at the National Education Day for Doctors in Training on Wednesday 18 October as part of our annual St Luke’s Symposium, and the winners will be announced on the night.

Shortlist for the Corrigan Medal

The Corrigan Award is our annual BST case study competition. It recognises excellence in communication - The ability to identify complicating and challenging aspects of patient histories and communicate what we can learn from them.

The winner receives the Corrigan Medal, named after past RCPI President Sir Dominic Corrigan (1859 – 1863) and an educational grant worth €1,000.

This competition is open to all Trainees currently undertaking BST with RCPI.

The shortlisted entries for 2017 are

  • Dr Sandra Quinn, BST General Internal Medicine, for What becomes of the broken-hearted? A surprising case of acute heart failure in a 27 year-old woman post-dental extraction
  • Dr Emma Dunne, HST Paediatrics, for HIV associated CNS Lymphoma in an 11 Year-Old Female: A Case Study
  • Dr Catherine Breen, BST Paediatrics, for Congenital Hypofibrinogenemia: A pre-symptomatic detection of an extremely rare bleeding disorder in preterm twins

Shortlist for the David Mitchell Award

The David Mitchell Award recognises audits that improve patient care and/or specialist education and training.

The winning Trainee or team of Trainees receives the David Mitchell Award and an educational grant worth €1,000 for a single Trainee or €1,500 for a team Trainees.  

This competition is open to all Trainees, or a team of Trainees currently registered with RCPI.

The shortlisted entries for 2017 are

  • Dr Catherine Breen, BST Paediatrics, for An Audit of the Paediatric Cardiology Warfarin Clinic in a Tertiary Hospital
  • Dr Lorraine Stallard HST Paediatrics, for Improving Premature Infant Nutrition
  • Dr Aedin Collins HST Paediatrics, for Too many TFTs? An audit of neonatal thyroid function testing

Shortlist for the William Stokes Research Award

The William Stokes Award recognises research of the highest standards carried out by Trainees in Higher Specialist Training. The winning Trainee receives the William Stokes Award and an educational grant worth €4,000.

The award is open to all Trainees currently undertaking Higher Specialist Training with RCPI.

The shortlisted entries for 2017 are

  • Dr Madeleine Murphy, HST Paediatrics, for A randomised controlled trial of needle aspiration or chest drain insertion for pneumothorax in newborns (The NORD Trial), ISRCTN65161530
  • Dr Anne Marie Liddy, HST Clinical Pharmacology, for The Pharmacokinetic Interaction between Ivacaftor and Ritonavir: Potential to improve the cost effectiveness of the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland
  • Dr Aisling Smith, HST Paediatrics, for Incidental Findings On Routine Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography Performed In Preterm Infants Less Than 29 Weeks Gestation

Join us on 18 October to find out who wins!

Our annual Trainee Awards ceremony will take place at the National Education Day for Doctors in Training on Wednesday 18 October. Come along to support your colleagues and find out who wins