Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Suzanne Abraham Clinical Presentation Award

Criteria for Prize Present a clinical presentation (case study) from your rotation at the Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ASPOG) Conference, Sydney 2-4 August, and be eligible for the:

Suzanne Abraham Clinical Presentation Award

This prize is awarded for the best clinical presentation during the conference by a current medical student undertaking training at an Australian University.

The prize consists of a monetary award of $450
The winner will be presented with their award during the course of the conference.

For information visit aspog.org.au

Professor Don Iverson Memorial Prize for Excellence in Medical Science

Recipients 2017 - Matthew McHugh
2016 - Benjamin Pearce
2015 - Grace Chapman
2014 - Bradley Smiley
2013 - Adam Bland
2012 - Joshua Wall
2011 - Hannah Walker
2010 - Emma Polkinghorne
2009 - Tristan Rutland
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI601 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in the combined final mark of end of MEDI601 examinations. This includes the final written and multi station examinations.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers for MEDI601.

In the event of a tie of both the combined final exam mark and combined written papers mark, the prize will be shared with each recipient being awarded the full value of the prize.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must receive a grade of ‘Excellent’ for the subject MEDI601.

Norm Carr Achievement in Medical Science

Recipients 2017 - Bethany Campion
2016 - Victoria Jones
2015 - Tristan Gilliland
2014 - Meropi Theodoulou
2013 - Barbara Grantham
2012 - Christopher Williams
2011 - Michael Cardoso
2010 - Christopher Bentley
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements The student must have successfully completed MEDI601 end of year and end of Phase examinations on the first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest percentage academic improvement. This will be calculated using the final marks for the end of Year 1 examinations compared to the final marks of the end of MEDI601 examinations. End of Year 1 examinations are held in December and end of MEDI601 examinations are held in June of the following year.

In the event of more than one student having identical percentage increases, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the end of MEDI601 final examinations.

In the event of a tie based on the end of MEDI601 final examination mark, the prize will be shared with each recipient being awarded the full value of the prize.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must receive a grade of satisfactory or above for the subject MEDI601 at both the end of year and end of Phase examinations.

Illawarra and Shoalhaven Medical Staff Council Chairs’ Clinical Examination Prize

Recipients 2017 - Georgia Moore
2016 - Kara Goon
2015 - Deborah Friend
2014 - Adam Bland
2013 - Tahira Scott
2012 - Oscar Horky
2011 - Katharine Kott
2010 - Sara Arcioni
2009 - Murray Campbell
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Students must have received at least a satisfactory grade in MEDI601 and MEDI602.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) assessment in the subject MEDI602. The OSCE is a clinical examination and is one of the assessment tasks for MEDI602.

In the event of more than one student having identical OSCE marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers for MEDI602.

In the event of a tie of both the OSCE and combined written papers, the prize will be shared with each recipient being awarded the full value of the prize.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received an “excellent” mark for the Objective Structure Clinical Exam.

The Welch Allyn-Georgiou Prize for Excellence in Clinical Women's and Maternal Health

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Aiasha Saikal
2015 - Bradley Smith
2014 - Nicholas Hirst
2013 - Joshua Wall
2012 - Emma Harvey, Oscar Horky
2011 - Holly Davies
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements The student must have completed MEDI601 and MEDI602 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI602 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Maternal and Womens Health questions.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest total mark in the OSCE for MEDI602.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared and 2 book vouchers of $125 will be awarded.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI601 and MEDI602.

The B. Braun-Georgiou Prize for Excellence in Clinical Women's and Maternal Health

Recipients 2017 - Aiasha Saikal
2016 - Adriana Suker
2015 - Kaitlin Faulkner
2014 - Jennifer Brady
2013 - Elise Perger
2012 - Kathryn Mullany
2011 - Christina Tortorici
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in the MEDI603 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Maternal and Women’s Health questions.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest overall mark for the MEDI603 OSCE.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared and 2 book vouchers of $125 will be awarded.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603.

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Award

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Bradley Smiley
2015 - Eliza McDougall
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI602 and MEDI603 in the combined final mark for Maternal and Women’s Health questions. This includes the final written papers and OSCE.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers and OSCE for MEDI603.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared and 2 books will be awarded.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI602 and MEDI603.

Chris Georgiou Award for Excellence in Maternal and Women’s Health

Recipients 2014 - Zachary Pancer
2013 - Shelley Griffiths
2012 - Holly Davies
2011 - Sara Arcioni
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI602 and MEDI603 in the combined final mark for Maternal and Women’s Health questions. This includes the final written papers and OSCE.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers and OSCE for MEDI603.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared and 2 books will be awarded.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI602 and MEDI603.

Arthur J Farmer Prize for Excellence in Surgery

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Brent Venning
2015 - Brendan Hawthorn
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI602 and MEDI603 in the combined final mark for Surgery questions. This includes the final written papers and OSCE.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers for OSCE for MEDI603.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI602 and MEDI603.
Selection of Recipient The recipient will be determined by the Dean of Medicine based on the above criteria.

RANZCP Award for Excellence in Psychiatry

Recipients 2017 - Grace Chapman
2016 - Christina Mullany
2015 - Eve-Sorrelle Bailey
2014 - Joshua Wall
2013 - Hannah Walker
2012 - Emma Polkinghorne
2011 - Rebecca Warren
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI602 and MEDI603 in the combined final mark for Mental Health/Psychiatry questions. This includes the final written papers and OSCE.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers and OSCE for MEDI603.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI602 and MEDI603.

Dr Allan James Award for Excellence in Paediatrics

Recipients 2017 - Deirdra O’Keeffe
2016 - Brent Venning
2015 - Michael Connolly
2014 - Joshua Wall
2013 - Elise Perger
2012 - Jessica Hegedus
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI602 and MEDI603 in the combined final mark for Paediatrics questions. This includes the final written papers and OSCE.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers and OSCE for MEDI603.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI602 and MEDI603.

The Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd Prize for Excellence in Medicine and Pharmacology/Therapeutics

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Brent Venning
2015 - Brendan Hawthorn
2014 - Tahira Scott
Prize Value $540 (Two-year online subscription to eTG complete plus a certificate)
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in the final written papers for MEDI602 and MEDI603 in the combined final mark for questions in medicine and pharmacology/therapeutics.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers for MEDI603.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI602 and MEDI603.
Selection of Recipient The recipient will be determined by the Dean, based on the above criteria.

MEDI603 Clinical Examination Prize

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Deborah Friend
2015 - Kaitlin Faulkner
2014 - John Deady
2013 - Hannah Walker
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) assessment in the subject MEDI603. The OSCE is a clinical examination and is one of the assessment tasks for MEDI603.

In the event of more than one student having identical OSCE marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers for MEDI603.

In the event of a tie of both the OSCE and combined written papers, the prize will be shared between both recipients.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603.
Selection of Recipient The recipient will be determined by the Associate Dean Community, Primary, Rural and Remote, based on the above criteria.

Academic Excellence in General Practice

Recipients 2016 - Christina Mullay
2015 - Adam Bland
2014 - Joshua Wall
2013 - Elise Perger
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in MEDI603 in the combined final mark for General Practice questions. This includes the final written papers and OSCE.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks, the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers and OSCE for MEDI603.

In the event that 2 or more students continue to have identical marks, the prize will be shared.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603.
Selection of Recipient The recipient will be determined by the Professor of General Practice based on the above criteria.

Outstanding Achievement in Research and Critical Analysis

Recipients 2017 - Angela Aldridge
2016 - Rhys Holyoak
2015 - David Jakabek
2014 - John Deady
2013 - Nischal Sahai
2012 - Peter Sanders
2011 - Catherine Addis
2010 - Casey Bye

Highly Commended:
2010 - Lauren Piatek, Peter Tran
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements Student must have satisfactorily completed MEDI601 and MEDI602. Student must satisfactorily pass MEDI603 on the first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance for the Student Research Project, an assessment item in MEDI603.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined written papers for MEDI603.

In the event of a tie of both the combined Student Research Project and combined written papers mark, the prize will be shared.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must receive a grade of ‘Excellent’ for the MEDI603 Student Research Project.

Academic Excellence in Pain Medicine

Recipients 2015 - Sara Bialczyk
2014 - Timothy Manzie
2013 - Oscar Horky
2011 - Lucinda Thomas
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have completed MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603 on first attempt.

The recipient must receive the grade of Excellent for the Phase 3 Project.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in a Phase 3 Project in pain medicine.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade on the first attempt of MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603.

The recipient must receive the grade of Excellent for the Phase 3 Project.

UOW Alumni Book Prize

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Bradley Smiley
2015 - Adam Bland
Prize Value $200
Eligibility Requirements

The prize will be awarded to one candidate from each School, who is enrolled in:

  • a one year honours degree course, or
  • undertaking the final year of a four year degree course, or
  • the final year of an approved double degree program.

A prize will be awarded to a full-time or part-time candidate who performs best, as determined by the relevant School, in one of the following:

  • the three year pass degree upon which entry to the honours course was based; or
  • the first three years of a four year course; or
  • all completed relevant subjects preceding the final year of an approved double degree program.

A candidate may receive the prize once only.
The award shall not be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

Selection of Recipient The award shall be determined by the relevant Head of each School.

MIGA Prize for Academic Excellence in Personal and Professional Development

Recipients 2017 - Kara Goon
2016 - Bradley Smiley
2015 - Adam Bland
Prize Value $200
Eligibility Requirements

The prize will be awarded to one candidate from each School, who is enrolled in:

  • a one year honours degree course, or
  • undertaking the final year of a four year degree course, or
  • the final year of an approved double degree program.

A prize will be awarded to a full-time or part-time candidate who performs best, as determined by the relevant School, in one of the following:

  • the three year pass degree upon which entry to the honours course was based; or
  • the first three years of a four year course; or
  • all completed relevant subjects preceding the final year of an approved double degree program.

A candidate may receive the prize once only.
The award shall not be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

Selection of Recipient The award shall be determined by the relevant Head of each School.
Recipients 2015 - Natelle Ball
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements The student must have completed MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in PPD reflections in MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604 as determined by the number of Excellent grades. PPD reflections are a series of assessment tasks across all phases of the MBBS, with learning outcomes encouraging the ethical and professional practice of community medicine.

In the event of more than one student having identical number of Excellent grades, the recipient will be determined by the highest academic achievement in the MEDI604 PPD Reflection paper.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade or above grade on the first attempt for all summative PPD reflections during MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604.

The recipient must achieve at least 75% grades of Excellent for the PPD reflections over the 4 year MBBS.

indigo foundation Prize for Academic Excellence in Personal and Professional Development

Recipients 2014 - Leigh White
2013 - Michael Petinga
2012 - Jessica Webster
2011 - Sara Arcioni
Prize Value $250
Eligibility Requirements The student must have completed MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604 on first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance in PPD reflections in MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604 as determined by the number of Excellent grades. PPD reflections are a series of assessment tasks across all phases of the MBBS, with learning outcomes encouraging the ethical and professional practice of community medicine.

In the event of more than one student having identical number of Excellent grades, the recipient will be determined by the highest academic achievement in the MEDI604 PPD Reflection paper.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must have received a Satisfactory grade or above grade on the first attempt for all summative PPD reflections during MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604.

The recipient must achieve at least 75% grades of Excellent for the PPD reflections over the 4 year MBBS.

MDA Outstanding Achievement Poster and Poster Presentation - Indigenous Health

Recipients 2017 - Sophia Hill
2016 - Siobhan Clayton
2015 - Eliza McDougall
2014 - Victor Roseverne
2013 - Kimberly Elliot
2012 - Clair Spry
2011 - John-Paul Mullins
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have satisfactorily completed MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603. Student must satisfactorily pass MEDI604 on the first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance for the Poster and Poster Presentation which has a focus on Indigenous Health, an assessment item in MEDI604. Indigenous health will include Indigenous communities from throughout the world.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined assessment items for MEDI604.

In the event of a tie of both the combined Poster and Poster Presentation and combined assessment items for MEDI604, the prize will be shared.

Whilst there is no internationally accepted definition, for the purpose of this award Indigenous Health will be defined as ethnic groups that are defined as indigenous according to one of the various definitions of being an original inhabitant of a Territory.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must receive a grade of ‘Excellent’ for the MEDI604 Poster and Poster Presentation.

MDA Outstanding Achievement Poster and Poster Presentation

Recipients 2017 - Sophia Hill
2016 - Nicole Busch
2015 - John Cherry
2014 - John Deady
2013 - Alice Thomas
2012 - Clair Spry
2011 - Alicia McColl
Prize Value $500
Eligibility Requirements Student must have satisfactorily completed MEDI601, MEDI602 and MEDI603. Student must satisfactorily pass MEDI604 on the first attempt.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student with the highest academic performance for the Poster and Poster Presentation, an assessment item in MEDI604.

In the event of more than one student having identical marks the recipient will be determined by the highest mark in the combined assessment items for MEDI604.

In the event of a tie of both the combined Poster and Poster Presentation and combined assessment items for MEDI604, the prize will be shared.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must receive a grade of ‘Excellent’ for the MEDI604 Poster and Poster Presentation.

PRP Diagnostic Imaging Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Recipients 2017 - Grace Chapman
2016 - Bradley Smiley
2015 - Eve-Sorrelle Bailey
2014 - Tahira Scott
2013 - Elise Perger
2012 - Holly Davies
2011 - Sara Arcioni
2010 - Murray Campbell
Prize Value $2000
Eligibility Requirements The recipient must be a graduating student and must have met the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Graduate School of Medicine through evidence of an intention to complete an internship in regional, rural or remote Australia. This will be demonstrated by the student accepting and internship in regional, rural or remote Australia.
Criteria for Prize The prize will be awarded to the eligible graduating student who most consistently demonstrates academic excellence throughout the MBBS.

This will be determined by the number of “Excellent” grades for MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604.
Minimum Performance Requirement Student must have attained an “excellent” final grade in at least 2 of the following subjects MEDI601, MEDI602, MEDI603 and MEDI604.

WUMSS President’s Award

Recipients 2017 - Matthew Lindfield
2016 - Oliver Hovav
2015 - Kara Goon
2014 - Thomas Paxton-Hall
2013 - Chelsea Ricketts
Prize Value $250 (as a minimum)
Eligibility Requirements Student must be a current member of The Wollongong University Medical Students Society (WUMSS) Executive or Committee in any role other than that of President.
Criteria for Prize The recipient of the prize will be the student who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to WUMSS, beyond that which is expected of the position.

The recipient will have:
  • demonstrated sound academic performance passing all examinations on their first attempt
  • completed 24 credit points
  • demonstrated leadership qualities
  • made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the GSM community. Examples of activities include but are not limited to:
    • production of the WUMSS newsletter,
    • senior member of an external related organisation,
    • developed/maintained the IT capabilities of WUMSS,
    • management of academic events, policy development.
Minimum Performance Requirement The recipient must maintain Satisfactory grades.

The recipient must have passed all examinations on their first attempt.
Selection of Recipient Student will be able to:
  1. Self -nominate or
  2. Be nominated by another member of WUMSS or a GSM staff member. (The person nominating the student will be required to address the criteria)

The person nominating the student will be required to address the criteria.

The recipient will be determined by a panel which will include:
The President of WUMSS, a student member of WUMSS who does not hold an executive or committee role, the GSM Head of Students and GSM Curriculum Manager who will make a recommendation to the Dean GSM.

Applications will close on Monday 6th November at 9:00am