Year 1 Prizes

John Wienholt Memorial Prize in Anatomy and Physiology

Eligibility: Year 1 MD students
Basis for Award: Highest overall marks in the knowledge component of the final summative assessment.
Nature of prize:  Money (Approximately $510).
Background:  Established in 1937 as the John Wienholt Memorial Scholarship in Anatomy and Physiology. The Scholarship was renamed in 2002 and converted to a prize in 2003.

Year 2 Prizes

Jean and Joyce Stobo Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Female students who have completed year 2 of the MBBS program.
Basis for Award: Highest overall marks in Year 2 examinations.
Nature of Prize: Books (Approximately $160).
Background: Founded in 1956 by the Queensland Medical Women's Society in memory of Drs Jean and Joyce Stobo.   

 

McGraw Hill Book Awards

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 2 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: The two highest scores in the second year examination.
Nature of Prize: Two prizes, each consisting of books to the value of at least $100.
Background: Established in 2002 and maintained by McGraw-Hill Company Pty Ltd. 

Year 3 Prizes

Karl Kessler Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine in consultation with the UQMS and the director of Infectious Disease, RBWH.
Eligibility: Year 3 MBBS Student who plans to undertake an approved end of year elective in the field of infectious disease.
Basis for Award: Application
Nature of Prize: $500
Application Due Date:

30 November 2017

Application Details

Students should write to med.prizes@uq.edu.au giving an outline of their elective and the a description of the expected outcomes. On their return, the recipient must submit an essay outlining their elective experience. The essay will be reproduced in the annual UQMS magazine.

Contact Details:

For further information please email prizes@som.uq.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize

Recommending Authority:

A committee comprising of the Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine, the Head, School of Public Health (or nominee) and the President of the Queensland branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MD Students.

Basis for Award:

Awarded to a student who submits the best essay on a topic related to occupational health submitted as –

1) A critical appraisal of published material; or

2) A scientific literature review.

Nature of Prize:

Money - $500.

Application Due Date:

31 October annually.

Background:

Established in 1981 and maintained by an annual gift from the Queensland branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine.

Application Details

Submit your essay in PDF/word format to med.prizes@uq.edu.au
Include your student number and name of the prize in the subject of your email.

Contact Details:

For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Charles Mitford Lilley Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students who are not in receipt of another surgery rotation prize.

Basis for Award:

Greatest merit in the surgery rotation.

Nature of Prize:

Books or instruments (To the value of $100).

Background:

Established in 1958 as a memorial to the late Dr Charles Mitford Lilley, Surgeon to the Brisbane Hospital and Clinical Lecturer in Surgery in the University of Queensland, by a gift subscribed by his colleagues and friends to honour his memory.

Harold and Mary Johnson Prize in Rheumatology

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Best essay on a topic related to rheumatology submitted as:
(a) a critical appraisal of published material; or
(b) literature review.

Nature of Prize:

$200.

Application Due Date:

Last working day in October.

Other Relevant Provisions:

The recipient must provide to the Head, School of Medicine, a 500 word summary of the essay which may be reproduced in the Journal of Arthritis Queensland.

Background:

Established in 1979 by a joint gift from Frank Johnson and Lindsay Newby to the Queensland Arthritis and Rheumatism Council to establish the Harold and Mary Johnson Memorial Fund.

Application Details

Please email all applications for this Scholarship to prizes@som.uq.edu.au. Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for.

For example: JanePrize.TheScholarship.

All applications must be received by 4.00 pm on the last working day in October. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.

Contact Details:

For further information please email prizes@som.uq.edu.au

Herbert John Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Anatomy

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Highest score in the progressive summative assessment in the surgery rotation during the third year of the program.

Nature of Prize:

Money (Approximately $1,000).

Background:

Established in 1963 by a bequest from Professor Herbert John Wilkinson, Professor of Anatomy in The University of Queensland 1936 to 1959.

H.J. Windsor Prize

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Most outstanding student in the surgery component of the final summative assessment held in the third year of the program.

Nature of Prize:

Money (Approximately $300).

Other Relevant Provisions:

In addition to taking into account a candidate's results in the final summative assessment, the Head of School may require viva voce examinations by the Professor of Surgery.

Background:

Founded in 1968 by a gift  from Dr H.J. Windsor, KSG, CBE, FRCS, FRACS. The object of the prize is to promote surgical knowledge and ensure continuity of effort on the part of students during their undergraduate years.

John Bostock Prize in Psychiatry

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Greatest proficiency in the progressive summative assessment in the mental health rotation in Year 3.

Nature of Prize:

$200 and a medallion.

Other Relevant Provisions:

The Prize will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Medical Association.

Background:

Established in 1961 as a tribute to Research Professor John Bostock, formerly Senior Psychiatrist to the Brisbane Hospital and Research Professor in Medical Psychology at the University of Queensland, and maintained by an annual gift from the Queensland Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry.

Dr John Learmonth Award

Recommending Authority:

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences on the recommendation of the Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students in the Rural Clinical School - Bundaberg.

Basis for Award:

Highest achievement at the first attempt in the Medicine rotation.

Nature of Prize:

$300.

Background:

Established in 2005 by a gift from Rockhampton Physicians Group and Dr Llewellyn Davies to honour the outstanding contribution of Dr John Learmonth to the practice of internal medicine in Central Queensland.

Neville G Sutton Prize in Surgery

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Highest mark in the surgery rotation.

Nature of Prize:

Money (Approximately $400).

Background:

Established in 1963 as the Neville G Sutton Bursary in Surgery, to honour Professor Neville G. Sutton, upon his retirement from active University teaching. Professor Sutton was first lecturer-in-charge and late Professor of Surgery from 1936-1962 and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1957-1962. The bursary was converted to a prize in 2002.

Pfizer Australia Prize

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students who are not in receipt of another prize in the area of pharmacology and therapeutics.

Basis for Award:

Best critical appraisal of published material on a topic in the field of pharmacology and therapeutics.

Nature of Prize:

Books or Instruments (Approximately $300).

Application Dute Date:

31 October 2016.

Background:

Founded in 1941 by Parke-Davis & Company and maintained by a fund established by Pfizer Australian.

Application Details

Please email all applications for this Scholarship to prizes@som.uq.edu.au. Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for.

For example: JanePrize.TheScholarship.

All applications must be received by 4.00 pm on the last working day in October. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.

RACGP Ben Adsett Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority:

Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

MBBS Students.

Basis for Award:

Greatest merit in the progressive summative assessment in the General Practice rotation.

Nature of Prize:

$250 and a certificate.

Background:

Established in 1979 and maintained by annual gifts from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a memorial to the late Benjamin Neil Adsett MBBS FRACGP, past President of the Queensland Branch of Australian Medical Association and past Chairman of the Queensland Faculty Board of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Raymond James Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority:

A committee of 3 members of the psychiatry discipline nominated by the Head, School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Year 3 MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Highest mark in the mental health rotation.

Nature of Prize:

Money (Approximately $360).

Background:

Established in 1997 and maintained by the income from a donation made to the Department of Psychiatry by David, Richard and Prudence James, in memory of their father, Dr Raymond James, a forensic psychiatrist.

Catherine Thorp-Cramb Prize in Doctors’ Mental Health

Recommending Authority:

Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine on advice from the head of the academic discipline of psychiatry or his or her nominee

Eligibility:

Year 3 and Year 4 MD students

Basis for Award:

Best essay on the topic of Doctors’ mental health. Download essay guidelines.

Nature of Prize:

$1000

Application Due Date:

Monday 31 May 2017

Application Details:

Students should submit their essay to med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Contact Details:

For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au

 

 

Year 4 Prizes

 

Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine, on advice from a selection committee comprising the Head, as chair of the committee, the Academic Vice-President, University of Queensland Medical Society (UQMS), and one member of the McCarthy family.
Eligibility: The prize is open to students who have submitted an application form and are enrolled in Year 4 of the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery program, and who have undertaken an approved clinincal rotation in the year of the award.  The rotation must be completed either interstate or overseas.
Basis for Award: Awarded to the most meritorious student based on:
    (i)      a report of no more than 1000 words on their interstate or overseas study experience: and
    (ii)     a personal statement addressing the following:
            (a)     integrity of character; and
            (b)    contribution to the UQMS; and
            (c)     involvement in community service; and
            (d)    demonstrated interest in sport or adventure or both.
 

 

Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $1,300).
Application Due Date:

31 October 2016.

 

Background: Established in 2008 and maintained by the income from a donation by Mrs Haila McCarthy on behalf of her family, in memory of her son Paul Stuart McCarthy.
Application Details Please email all applications for this Scholarship to prizes@som.uq.edu.au. Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for. For example: JanePrize.TheScholarship. All applications must be received by 4.00 pm on the last working day in October. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.
Contact Details: For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Prize

Recommending Authority: Head School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Best overall performance in the anaesthetic component of the critical care course examination.
Nature of Prize: Certificate and $500 book voucher.
Background: Established in 1998 and maintained by an annual gift from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, to foster undergraduate teaching of anaesthesia, its related disciplines and perioperative medicine.

Australian Medical Association Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest GPA in years 3 and 4 of the program.
Nature of Prize: $1,000, a medallion and a book.
Background: Established in 2002 and maintained by the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association. Since 1961 the prize has been awarded as a school-based prize by the School of Medicine.

Dr Elaine Katte Prize in Medicine

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students who have not repeated a year of the program.
Basis for Award: Highest overall marks for the four years of the program.
Nature of Prize: $2000 and an academic achievement certificate.
Other Relevant Provisions: If two or more students achieve the same overall marks, the prize will be awarded to the student who most actively participated in students' activities.
Background: Established in 2006 and maintained by an annual gift from Dr Elaine Katte.

Elsie Butler Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Child Health

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Fourth year MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest mark in the paediatrics rotation.
Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $500).
Background: Established in 1963 by a bequest, of approximately $4000, under the will of Professor Herbert John Wilkinson, Professor of Anatomy in the University of Queensland 1936 to 1959, in memory of his wife.

Elsie Butler Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest mark in the obstetrics and gynaecology rotation.
Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $1,000).
Background: Established in 1963 by a bequest of under the will of Professor Herbert John Wilkinson, a Professor of Anatomy in the University of Queensland 1936 to 1959, in memory of his wife.

Harold Plant Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine, after consulting the President, or nominee, University of Queensland Medical Society.
Eligibility: Australian citizens completing the MBBS program.
Basis for Award: Most worthy on the basis of:
(a) scholastic attainments, judged by the results of all examinations and other work during the program; and
(b) a high standard of character and service in student activities; and
(c) fondness for and success in sport.
Nature of Prize: Money for the purchase of books (Approximately $250).
Application Due date: 31 October 2016.
Background: Founded in 1941 by the Queensland Branch of the British Medical Association with the aid of a gift of $400 in 1918 (and accrued income thereon) made by Colonel C.F. Plant as a memorial to his son, the late Harold Plant.

John F. Dunkley Memorial Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Best results in the progressive summative assessment in the obstetrics and gynaecology and neonatology rotation in the final year of the program.
Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $180).
Background: Established in 1979 by a gift from Dr John F. Dunkley.

John Rendle-Short Prize in Child Health

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Final year MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Best result in the progressive summative assessment in the Paediatrics rotation in the final year of the program.
Nature of Prize: A medallion.
Background: Established in 1984 to commemorate Professor Rendle-Short's contribution to the University as foundation Professor of Child Health and maintained by the income of a fund subscribed by his former colleagues, students and friends.

Karl Kessler Memorial Bursary

Recommending Authority: The bursary is awarded annually by Senate on the recommendation of a committee.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students who complete the end of year elective in the field of infectious disease.
Basis for Award: The bursary is awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the committee, submits the best essay outlining the work undertaken during the elective that relates to the field of infectious disease. The essay will be reproduced in the annual UQMS magazine.
Nature of Prize: The value of the bursary is $500.
Application Due Date: 31 October 2016.
Background: Established in 1992 in memory of Karl Kessler, a medical student of the University who passed away in 1989 while in his final year of study. Maintained by the income from a fund contributed by his friends.
Application Details Please email all applications for this Scholarship to med.prizes@uq.edu.au. Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for. For example: JanePrize.TheScholarship. All applications must be received by 4.00 pm on the last working day in October. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.
Contact Details: For further information and please email prizes@som.uq.edu.au 

Lilian Cooper Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest overall achievement in the four years of the MBBS program.
Nature of Prize: A prize determined by the Queensland Medical Women's Society (value to be at least $100).
Other Relevant Provisions: The prize will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Qld Branch of the Australian Medical Association.
Background: Established in 1991 and maintained by an annual gift from the Queensland Medical Women's Society in memory of Lilian Cooper, the first woman registered as a medical practitioner in Queensland.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Women's Health Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest mark in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation. The prize may not be awarded to a student who has received any other prize for the obstetrics and gynaecology rotation.
Nature of Prize: $500.
Background: Established in 2005 by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and maintained by an annual donation.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (Queensland Branch) Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest aggregated mark in the ophthalmology question in the final year written examination.
Nature of Prize: $300.
Background: Founded in 1966 and maintained by an annual gift of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists.

Rural Doctors Association of Queensland Prize

Recommending Authority:

Medical Dean on the advice of a committee.

Eligibility:

Students who are:
(a) domestic students as defined in the Fee Rules; and
(b) enrolled in Year 4 of the MBBS program; and
(c) members of the student rural support club, Towards Rural and Outback Health Professionals in Queensland (TROHPIQ).

Basis for Award:

Most outstanding applicant based on:
(a) a personal statement, less than 500 words, demonstrating interest in a career in rural medicine; and
(b) evidence of the student's participation in activities of TROHPIQ.

Nature of Prize:

$250 and one honorary subscription to the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland Annual Conference, at which a commemorative plaque will be presented.

Application Due Date:

31 March 2017.

Background:

This prize was established in 1994 and maintained by an annual gift from the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland.

Application Details

Please email all applications for this Scholarship to med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Contact Details:

For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au or contact the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland via (07) 3221 4444, emailrdaq@rdaq.com.au or visit the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland website here.

William Nathaniel Robertson Medal

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: Highest mark in the Year 4 OSCE.
Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $190).
Background: Founded in 1937 by a gift from the Queensland Branch of the British Medical Association in recognition of the valuable services rendered to the medical profession by Dr W.N. Robertson, Vice-Chancellor of the University 1926-1938 and augmented in 1979 by a gift from his daughter Clara Joan Roe.

The Eric W Peet Memorial Prize in Medical Ethics

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Year 4 MBBS students.
Basis for Award: (a)   Head, School of Medicine (the Head). To assist in the selection process, the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising -
 (i)    the Head or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
 (ii)   a member of the School of Medicine's academic staff who is currently teaching in the broad area of medical ethics; and
 (iii)  one representative of Dr Benjamin Cohney's family.
 
(b)   Final year MBBS students who submit an application for the prize to the Head by the 31st October 2013.
 
(c)   Best essay of no more than 2,000 words on any ethics topic in medicine, with a focus on the student's experience of the importance of ethical principles and professional virtues.
Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $250).
Background: Established in 2010 and maintained by the annual income from a donation by Dr Benjamin and Mrs Tamara Cohney in honour of Dr Cohney's illustrious mentor Eric W Peet F.R.C.S. who trained both in ENT and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Catherine Thorp-Cramb Prize in Doctors’ Mental Health

Recommending Authority:

Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine on advice from the head of the academic discipline of psychiatry or his or her nominee

Eligibility:

Year 3 and Year 4 MD students

Basis for Award:

Best essay on the topic of Doctors’ mental health. Download essay guidelines.

Nature of Prize:

$1000

Application Due Date:

Monday 31 May 2017

Application Details:

Students should submit their essay to med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Contact Details:

For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Ralph Doherty Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Contribution to Community

Background:

This prize was established in 2017 in memory of Prof Ralph Doherty and is intended to honour his significant contribution to medical research, the broader community, and his invaluable support of UQ medical students. The prize is funded by an endowed gift from Dr Alan Van Tran and Mrs Minh Ha Tran.

Recommending Authority:

Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine after consultation with a member of academic staff teaching in any field of the MD.

Eligibility:

Year 4 MD/MBBS students.

Basis for Award:

Most meritorious application based on –

(i)            demonstrated significant all-round contribution to the community such as social projects or voluntary community work; and

(ii)           demonstrated achievement in academic research contribution; and

(iii)          personal qualities, including leadership potential.

Nature of Prize:

$1000

Application Due Date:

30 April, 2017

Application Details:

Students should submit their application to med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Contact Details:

For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au

MPhil or MD/PhD Prizes

Charles Ferdinand Marks and Elizabeth Gray Marks Prize

Recommending Authority: Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Students who have completed the second or later year of the MBBS program and are intending to intermit in order to pursue the MPhil or integrated MBBS/PhD.
Basis for Award: The prize is awarded on the basis of academic record, the feasibility of the proposed project and the tangible benefits that may be expected to accrue from the project.
Nature of Prize: Money (Approximately $270)
Application Due Date: 30 June 2016.
Background: Established in 1978 by a bequest to the University of Queensland from Miss Edris Marie Blanche Marks as a memorial to her parents Charles Ferdinand Marks and Elizabeth Gray Marks.
Application Details Please email all applications for this Scholarship to prizes@som.uq.edu.au. Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for. For example: JanePrize.TheScholarship. All applications must be received by 4.00 pm on the last working day in July. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.
Contact Details: For further information please email med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Other Prizes

John H. Tyrer Prize in Internal Medicine

Recommending Authority: Awarded once every 2 years by Senate on the recommendation of the Head, School of Medicine.
Eligibility: Persons who:
(a) have resided in the State of Queensland during the 2 years immediately prior to the year of the award; and
(b) have not previously been awarded the prize.
Basis for Award: Best contribution by way of research in the field of Internal Medicine carried out in Queensland over the past 5 years.
Nature of Prize: A medal and money (Approximately $960).
Application Due Date: Not offered in 2016
Background: This prize honours the memory of Emeritus Professor John Tyrer, who passed away on 6 June 2006, following a lifetime of outstanding service to medicine, which included his appointment as The University of Queensland's Foundation Professor of Medicine and Head of the Discipline of Medicine, 1954-1985. The prize was established in 1992 and is maintained from the income of a fund contributed by colleagues, friends and former students of Professor Tyrer.
Contact Details: For further information and application details please contact the Senior Administrative Officer - Research Higher Degrees, School of Medicine Research Office on (07) 3365 5137 or email M.Wienert1@uq.edu.au

The School of Medicine Class of 1954 Alumni Prize

Recommending Authority:

Awarded in 2015, 2016, 2017 and finally in 2018 by the School of Medicine.

Eligibility:

Only students currently enrolled in any year of the MBBS or MD are eligible.

Only papers published in peer reviewed journals will be considered.

Basis for Award:

Best paper on a medical research topic that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The paper must be focussed on medical research but may be of any design.
The paper should be a full length paper of original research or review. Abstracts, simple case studies and posters will not be considered.
The paper must be either published 'in print' or published 'early on-line' to be considered. The research that led to the journal publication must have been conducted by the student whilst enrolled in the MBBS or MD at UQ.

Nature of Prize:

Money (aproximately $200)

Application Due date:

30 December each year

Application Details:

Please email all applications for this Scholarship to prizes@som.uq.edu.au. Ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format and that the document is saved as your name and the name of the Scholarship being applied for.

For example: JanePrize.TheScholarship.

Application is by electronic submission of:
• The published paper as a PDF file.
• A cover note in no more than 100 words explaining the nature of the student's involvement in the research (e.g. as an Honours student, MPhil, PhD or as a casual research assistant). This explanation should also include where the research took place, (research centre, institute or group), and any key collaborators or supervisors. The full citation of the published paper must also be included.

All applications must be received by 4.00 pm on 30 December.

Background:

The MBBS Class of 1954 60 Year Reunion took place at the Queensland Club, Brisbane on 31 October 2014. Following the reunion there was a surplus of $800.The Class kindly agreed they would like to donate this to the School in the capacity of medical research. The Class of 1954 Alumni Prize was then created.

Contact Details:

For further information please contact the School of Medicine Prizes and Scholarships officer at med.prizes@uq.edu.au

External Prizes

 

 

 

Australasian Faculty of Public Health John Snow Scholarship

Overview:  

The AFPHM John Snow Scholarship acknowledges the best medical school student presentation relating to public health at the RACP Congress or AFPHM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Medical students are invited to submit a piece of written work relating to any of the AFPHM competencies that they have submitted (or could potentially submit) for formative or summative assessment to their medical school, a reflection piece and a presentation plan describing how they would present their work at the RACP Congress or AFPHM Annual Scientific Meeting.

A representative from each Australian State/Territory and New Zealand will be invited to present at the following year's RACP Congress or AFPHM Annual Scientific Meeting where the presentations will be judged, and a national ​recipient will be selected.

Contact Details

For further information and application details please contact Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine on 1300 69 7227 or visit their website https://www.racp.edu.au/about/racp-foundation-awards/division-faculty-chapter-regional-awards/australasian-faculty-of-public-health-medicine/john-snow-scholarship

Australian Defence Force Sponsorships

Overview:

The Australian Defence Force offers schemes to financially assist students enrolled in the medical program. If selected a student becomes an officer or officer cadet in a particular service (Navy, Army or Air Force) completing their medical training full time, and in return fulfilling an obligatory period as a Medical Officer in the particular Service. Details and type of employment vary between Services.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact the Australian Defence Force Recruiting Unit on 13 19 01 or visit the Defence University Sponsorship  website http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/university-sponsorship/courses-and-commitment

Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Prize

Overview:

The Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Essay Prize is offered for excellence in occupational medicine. This is demonstrated through the best essay written additional to curriculum requirements, or the best research project or assignment required, either obligatory or optionally, in the assessment of courses in occupational or environmental health. The value of each prize is $1,000.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact The Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine by email foundation@racp.edu.au  or visit their website https://www.racp.edu.au/about/racp-foundation-awards/college-congress-prizes/afoem-essay-prize

Cancer Council Australia's International Summer School Essay Competition

Overview:

The Cancer Council Australia hosts an essay competition for medical students each year. The winning entrant attends the International Summer School for Medical Students, held in Europe annually.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact the Cancer Council Australia by email info@cancer.org.au or visit the Cancer Council Australia website http://www.cancer.org.au/health-professionals/oncology-education

E.O.H. Handy Memorial Scholarship

Overview:

This scholarship is available to assist indigenous people of Queensland to attend The University of Queensland. Selection will be based on:

(a) academic merit or technical excellence; and
(b) any other scholarship, bursary, award or benefit, whether governmental or otherwise, to which the applicant is entitled; and
(c) social and economic need.

The value of the scholarship is $500. The period of tenure of the scholarship is one year. Candidates may apply for an award in other years.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact the Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office on (07) 3365 1984, email ugscholarships@uq.edu.au  or visit the UQ Scholarships website https://scholarships.uq.edu.au

John Flynn Placement Program

Overview:

The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) is a strategy to attract more doctors to rural and remote areas to address areas of workforce shortage & improve the quality of healthcare for local communities. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) administer the program on behalf of the Government. There is one application intake each year, which is generally between February and April.

 

Once accepted on the JFPP, students are placed with a rural doctor and a local contact person for a minimum of two full weeks per year, normally over a four year period. Students are placed in the same community each year and are expected to complete the entire eight weeks of placements by the last holiday period following completion of their medical course. 

 

The JFPP covers the cost of travel and accommodation for students to go on placement and ACRRM provides assistance with these arrangements. In addition to this students are paid $500 per week to cover food and living expenses during the placement.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine on 1800 231 231, email jfpp@acrrm.org.au  or visit the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine website http://www.acrrm.org.au/preparing-for-your-career/john-flynn-placement-program

The Land Centenary Rural Medical Scholarship Program

Overview:

The Rural Doctors' Association offers two Land Scholarships for students with a NSW rural background who are studying at any Australian medical school. Applicants will be required to submit a 2000 word essay explaining why they have chosen medicine, their career goals and demonstrate an understanding of the role and value of rural doctors in Australia.

Contact Details

For further information and application details please contact admin@rdansw.com.au or visit https://www.rdansw.com.au/students-junior-drs/ for the latest Land Scholarship news. Entries normally close each December.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Scholarships

Overview:

Medical  students are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.

Contact Details:

For further information on available scholarships please contact Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia on 1300 356 467, email via webform at http://www.msra.org.au/contact-us, or visit the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia website http://www.msra.org.au/scholarships

Psychiatry Interest Forum Essay Prizes

Overview:

The competition is open to all medical students, junior doctors and other medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. To enter this competition, you must be a member of Psychiatry Interest Forum (PIF).

First place winner will receive  $1000 and the essay will be published in Australasian Psychiatry. Second and third place awards are also awarded.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists via email ranzcp@ranzcp.org or visit The RANZCP website https://www.ranzcp.org/essaycomp.aspx

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships

Overview:

Available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a course in ATSI health work, allied health, dentistry/oral health, medicine, midwifery or nursing.

 

PHMSS is an Australian Government initiative designed to encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce.

 

The scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and his role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact the Australian College of Nursing on 1800 688 628 or visit the website https://www.acn.edu.au/phmss

R.N. Hammon Scholarships

Overview:

Open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who have successfully completed at least one year of the MBBS program. The object of the Scholarships is to assist eligible students to undertake post-secondary study in Queensland. The Selection Committee shall take into account: 

 

(a) academic merit or technical excellence; and
(b) any other scholarship, bursary, award or benefit to which the applicant is entitled; and
(c) social and economic need.

The scholarships are valued at approximately $4,000 per annum. Established in 1987 and maintained by gifts from Mr Robert Noel Hammon.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact the Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office on (07) 3365 1984, email ugscholarships@uq.edu.au or visit the UQ Scholarships website: https://scholarships.uq.edu.au

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Prizes, Grants, and Fellowships

Overview:

The RACP offers a number of ​prizes, grants, scholarships and fellowships (Awards) through the RACP Foundation for current and future Physicians. The RACP Foundation Awards provide support for innovative medical research and medical training and acknowledge excellence.

Contact Details:

A full list of opportunities can be found here: https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/prizes-grants-scholarships-and-fellowships

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Scholarships in Pathology

Overview:

The scholarship will be offered annually for a project associated with pathology, jointly developed by a student and supervisor and designed for the duration of one elective term or the duration of the Doctor of Medicine (or equivalent) degree course.

Contact Details:

For further information and application details please contact The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia on 61 2 8356 5858 or visit their website https://www.rcpa.edu.au/About/AwrdsGrnts/Other-Awards
Applications are due for submission to med.prizes@uq.edu.au by 12 May each year.