Awards available for MED students Awards available for MED students

The Arthritis Research Council Prize

An annual prize of £250 is open to students in Year 1 of the MB/BS course and is awarded for the best logbook in module two.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually to be known as the ARC Prize.
  2. The value of the prize shall be £250 and an engraved silver medal.
  3. The prize shall be awarded by the Board of the School on the recommendation of the Clinical Lead for Module 2, following agreement of an independent Clinician on the best logbook in module two (Locomotion) of Year 1 of the MB/BS course.
  4. This prize may not be divided.
  5. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded.

£250


Dean's Medicine Prize

An annual prize is awarded to the student in the Norwich Medical School with the highest academic achievement in the final year.

Rules

  1. The Deans Medicine Prize will be awarded annually to the highest academic achievement in the Final year by the Dean
  2. The Prize shall be £200. 
  3. This Prize will be awarded annually at Congregation
  4. The Prize will be awarded to the Final year student who has achieved the highest overall mark in year. The mark will be the overall mark achieved in the Final Clinical Assessment.
  5. The Prize may be split between more than one recipient, if the same overall mark is achieved by more than one student 
  6. Acceptance of the Prize is subject to allowing UEA to publicise as appropriate the success of the candidate. 

2011/12 winner - Andrew Nickinson
2012/13 winner - Aine Keating

£200


East Anglian Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society – Medical Student Prize

An annual prize of £250 is awarded to the student whose project and presentation is considered the best at assisting the advancement of obstetric and gynaecological studies.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually to be known as the East Anglian Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society – Medical Student Prize.
  2. The value of the prize shall be £250.
  3. The prize shall be awarded by the Board of the School on the recommendation of the East Anglian Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society for the project and presentation which is considered to be the best at assisting the advancement of obstetric and gynaecological studies.
  4. If two or more candidates are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be divided.
  5. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded.

£250


The Gukas Prize

The Gukas Prize will be awarded to the outgoing student who achieves the highest aggregate mark in the MS in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize awarded annually by Norwich Medical School to be known as ‘The Gukas Prize for Achievement – best outgoing student'.
  2. The Prize shall be awarded to the Masters student in Norwich Medical School who achieves the highest aggregate mark in the MS in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.
  3. The first year the Prize shall be awarded is 2013/14.
  4. The Prize shall run for five years.
  5. The Prize shall be a boxed medal awarded to the recipient to keep permanently. 
  6. It shall be awarded by the Head of School, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the MS in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.
  7. If two or more candidates achieve the same aggregate marks and are judged to be of sufficient and equal merit, the Prize may be divided. Each candidate will receive a boxed medal. If no candidates are judged to be of sufficient merit, the Prize shall not be awarded.
  8. Acceptance of the Prize is subject to allowing the University of East Anglia to publicise as appropriate the success of the candidate.

Engraved plaque


The Jenny Lind Medal in Paediatrics

Three prizes are awarded annually for the best paediatric case reports. These prizes are open to Year 5 MB/BS students.

Rules

  1. There shall be three prizes to be awarded annually to be known as the Jenny Lind Medals in Paediatrics.
  2. The first prize shall be to the value of £400 and there shall also be a runners-up prize fund to the value of £200 (maximum £100 to any individual). The prizes are funded by The Jenny Lind Children's Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and are awarded for the best paediatric case report, which should illustrate an important learning point about paediatric practice.
  3. The prizes shall be open to Year 5 MB/BS students who should base their report on a paediatric case or cases they were involved in, in Year 4 of the course, including the elective period.
  4. The prizes shall be awarded by the School Board on the recommendation of a Panel appointed by the lead Paediatric Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The assessment will include the written report and an oral presentation thereon.
  5. If two or more candidates are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prizes may be divided.
  6. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded.

£400, £100 and £100


MB BS Year 3 Portfolio Prize

Portfolio Reports are a summative assessment in years 1, 3 and 5 with pass or fail grades being awarded. Pilot projects took place to develop an interview format for year 3 in 2015 and 2016. A pilot phase for year 5 was introduced as an alternative to the written report in January 2017. The Portfolio Reports in years 2 and 4 are formative.

Rules

The Year 3 Portfolio prize will be awarded to a single student as follows:

  1. The first year the Prize shall be awarded is 2016/17.
  2. The Prize shall run for five years.
  3. Nominations can be gathered on the marking day for the Portfolio Report and subsequently to allow for any student with an authorised extension.
  4. The Portfolio Lead will derive a shortlist of students by assessing all the Portfolio Reports from those nominated thereby allowing for variation between assessors. It is anticipated that around 10% of students may be nominated and top 5% would go forward onto shortlist.
  5. The interview shall be of 15 minutes duration and take place with two assessors. Students will be given verbal feedback within the final 2-3 minutes of the interview.
  6. The interview will be based on an individual's Student Held Record (SHR) which they will be required to bring with them when they attend; particular emphasis will be given to a discussion of one item/ piece of feedback from within the SHR which the student will have selected prior to the interview.
  7. The Prize shall be awarded to the student who achieves the highest score from the interview as recorded on mark sheet
  8. If two or more students have the same interview score, the Portfolio lead will select the student who achieved the highest score in the formative feedback criteria for the written Portfolio Report (score of 1-4 against ten criteria where 1 is inadequate, 2 is adequate, 3 is good and 4 is excellent).
  9. The prize shall be confirmed by the Board of Examiners for year 3 and awarded at the start of year 4.
  10. The Prize shall be a certificate and a £50 book token.
  11. All shortlisted students will receive a certificate.
  12. Acceptance of the Prize is subject to allowing the University of East Anglia to publicise as appropriate the success of the candidate.

£50 book token & Certificate


Med Chi Society Pre-Elective Prize

An annual prize is awarded to the student in the Norwich Medical School for the best elective proposal and presentation.

Rules

  1. There will be an annual Prize to be known as the Med Chi Society Pre-Elective Prize.
  2. Year 4 MBBS students are eligible to apply for the Prize as long as they achieve the following:
    1. Submission of an excellent elective proposal and risk assessment in September of year 4
    2. Meet all deadlines set by the School and Occupational Health
    3. Respond to all correspondence promptly
    4. Demonstrate good timekeeping and organisational skills
    5. Organise the elective themselves and not buy a tailor-made elective from a travel company or use members of their family to do so
  3. This Prize is worth £500.
  4. The Prize is awarded annually in February at the Norwich Medical School Electives evening.
  5. The Prize will be publicised to eligible students on Blackboard and in the Elective Module handbook.
  6. Each Elective Tutor will nominate two students whom they consider have met all the criteria and have submitted the best draft Elective Proposal and Risk Assessment. The criteria for a good proposal are deemed as follows:
    1. Clearly state where the student will be going
    2. Why the student chose that particular elective
    3. What they plan to do
    4. What they hope to achieve
    5. How the elective will benefit them and their host
    6. How the elective links to the future career aspirations of the student
    7. Details of the elective supervisor and next of kin
    8. Confirmation the student has been in contact with their proposed elective placement when they submit their draft proposals and risk assessments in September
  7. The prize winner should not be decided on the quality of the risk assessment. Instead, poor quality risk assessment should be used to exclude students from nomination.
  8. The Elective Committee will consider the Final Elective Proposal and Risk Assessment as submitted by all the nominated students. Five students will be selected for consideration by the Med Chi Society. The Med Chi Society will select three students to present at the annual Norwich Medical School Electives Evening. The winner will be decided by the Med Chi Society representative following the presentations.
  9. The Prize may be split between more than one recipient. 
  10. If no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, the Prize shall not be awarded.

£500


Med Chi Society Post-Elective Prize

An annual prize is awarded to the student in the Norwich Medical School for the best elective report and presentation.

Rules

  1. There will be an annual Prize to be known as the Med Chi Society Post-Elective Prize.
  2. Year 4 MBBS students are eligible to apply for the Prize as long as they have:
    1. Successfully completed their elective
    2. Attained excellent in all the categories assessed in the supervisor elective report form
    3. Met all deadlines including those set by occupational health
    4. Responded promptly to all correspondence
    5. Written and submitted a 1000 word essay detailing their recent elective experience
    6. Confirmed that they will give a presentation at the Norwich Medical School Electives Evening
  3. This Prize is worth £1,000.
  4. The Prize is awarded annually in February at the Norwich Medical School Electives evening.
  5. The Prize will be publicised to eligible students on Blackboard and in the Elective Module handbook.
  6. In order to apply for the Prize, students must submit a 1,000-word essay, clearly stating:
    1. Where they went for their elective
    2. What they did during their elective
    3. What was good about the elective
    4. What was challenging / eye opening
    5. What they learnt from the elective and how will this help them in their future career
    6. The benefits of the elective to the student and the host institution / community
  7. The ten best essays will be selected following double marking. The Elective Committee will select five essays for consideration by the Med Chi Society. The Med Chi Society will select three students to present at the annual Norwich Medical School Electives Evening and the winner will be decided by the Med Chi Society representative following the presentations.
  8. The Prize may be split between more than one recipient.
  9. If no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, the Prize shall not be awarded.

£1,000


B. Braun Melsungen AG Student Bursary

Terms of a bursary awarded to a student enrolled on the MSc Regional Anaesthesia (T2A301303) or PGDip Regional Anaesthesia (T2A301202PD), subject to the availability of funds from the sponsor, B. Braun Melsungen AG.

 

There shall be a bursary awarded to the student achieving the highest summative assessment score on each of the clinical modules of the MSc and PGDip Regional Anaesthesia

 

MED-M71D Anatomy and Applied Anatomy Applicable to Regional Anaesthesia

MED-M73F Situational and Specific Application of Regional Anaesthesia

MED-M72E Pharmacology and Neurophysiology of Perioperative Pain Medicine

MED-M76F Regional Anaesthesia in Special Situations and Circumstances

 

UEA stipulates that 80% participation or above must be achieved by all students in order to pass the module.  Online participation is measured from students attempting a pre-defined set of online tasks as defined in the programme specification. If the student with the highest summative assessment score in the clinical module has not met the minimum of 80% engagement, they shall not be eligible for the bursary and the bursary shall be offered to the student with the second highest summative assessment score in that clinical module.

 

The results of each module assessment and the recipient of the bursary will be confirmed by the Chair of the Board of Examiners for the programmes.

 

The bursary will take the form of the tuition fee for the subsequent module, or a reimbursal of tuition fees already paid for that module if it is the final clinical module.

 

If the highest score for the module is obtained by more than one student, the bursary shall be divided equally between the students.

 

The bursary shall be paid to the full level of the module fee, regardless of the fee status of the student, ie. Home/EU/Overseas.

 

University of East Anglia Finance Department will invoice B. Braun Melsungen AG and record the credit against the recipient student’s finance record on Evision.

 

The recipient of the bursary will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Sponsor and credit their support in any Continuing Professional Development portfolio.

 

For students completing the above mentioned modules prior to January 2015, the bursary may be awarded retrospectively to the student with the highest combined score for the three modules, as confirmed by the Board of Examiners for the programmes.

 

If no students are recruited to a module, the bursary will not be awarded.

Module Fee


The Batty Shaw Med Chi Society Prize

An annual prize is awarded to the final-year student in the Norwich Medical School for outstanding contribution to the School.

Rules

  1. The Batty Shaw Med Chi Society Prize will be awarded annually for outstanding contribution to Norwich Medical School.
  2. Final year medical students, who have, during the course of their studies, made an outstanding contribution to life at Norwich Medical School, or more broadly to UEA, shall be eligible to apply.
  3. The Prize shall not be worth less than £500. The final value of the Prize shall be determined by the Med Chi committee.
  4. This Prize will be awarded annually at Congregation by the Norfolk and Norwich Med Chi Society.
  5. A nomination form for this Prize is included as part of the compulsory Annual Student Evaluation which is required by the Norwich Medical School. All medical students will have the opportunity to nominate up to two Final year medical students who they believe meet the following criteria: "a final year student who during their studies made an outstanding contribution to life at Norwich Medical School, or more broadly to UEA." Nominations should state in a maximum of 250 words why the nominated student is worthy of this prize.
  6. The Prize Committee (including the Society President [or designated other], the Society Treasurer and one member of Norwich Medical School academic staff) will consider all students nominated, and select up to five students to go forward to the second stage of selection. Those selected will be written to by the prize committee and asked to: a). Select two referees. One of those referees can be a student, and at least one must be a member of University staff (or honorary member of staff). References should be no more than 500 words long; b). Attend an interview with the Prize Committee. This is a chance for the Committee to explore with short-listed candidates what they have been doing for UEA or the Medical School; c). The Prize Committee will review all references obtained and make a judgement based on those references and the interview.
  7. The Prize Committee will make a recommendation to the Norwich Medical School Finals Examination Board. The successful candidate should pass Finals and be considered in good professional standing with Norwich Medical School. The Prize shall then be awarded by Norwich Medical School on the recommendation of the Finals Examination Board.
  8. If no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, the prize shall not be awarded.
  9. Acceptance of the Prize is subject to allowing UEA to publicise as appropriate the success of the candidate.

2011/12 winners - Adam Channell and Gbemisola Akinwumi
2012/13 winner - Sanchia Braganza

£500+


The Jean Shanks Intercalated Award

The Jean Shanks Foundation offers grants and bursaries for medical research and related projects and to support medical education. All grants and bursaries are made at the discretion of the Trustees of the Jean Shanks Foundation. The Host Institution referred to below will be the University, Medical or Clinical School or Medical College or medical research establishment where the research project or training is undertaken.

Rules

INTERCALATED GRANTS - One year programme for English Universities 
£9,000 per annum for 2013-14 (One grant only per University)

The grant is intended to be spent as follows: 
£1,500 For lab. consumables
£4,110 For student living costs (To be paid in full to the student).
£3,390 Towards fees. Unless the fees are paid for by the government or local education authority.

If the student has their fees paid for from elsewhere then the Foundation must be contacted before the student starts their intercalated year and the £3,390 fee allocation will be deducted from the grant. Where possible, the student selected should not be receiving funding from elsewhere, except for fees.
The grant is for EU students only and must be used at a UK medical school.

For English Medical Schools the main conditions of the grant are:

  1. The Host Institution must apply in writing to the Foundation by 31st March 2013 for a grant for September 2013.
  2. Only non obligatory intercalated year students will be considered.
  3. The project must be pathology-based (e.g. histopathology, microbiology, haematology, chemical, virology, immunolology or molecular pathology) and should involve a significant element of laboratory work.
  4. Name, email and postal address of student to be supplied by 31st May 2013.
  5. Title and short outline of research project to be supplied by 31st May 2013.
  6. The Trustees must receive a letter of acknowledgement from the student by 31st December 2013.
  7. The Jean Shanks Foundation should be mentioned in the acknowledgement section of the dissertation.
  8. The Trustees receive the front and acknowledgement pages of the dissertation by 31st July 2014.
  9. We would ask that the recipient keeps the Foundation informed of any change of their email address. This is for future alumni events is NOT for any marketing purposes.
  10. If the above are not adhered to subsequent awards may be withheld.

£9,000


The Sean Barrow Elective Bursary

The Sean Barrow Elective Bursary is provided in the memory of Sean Barrow who graduated from UEA in 2011, and will be awarded annually to a UEA Medical Student wishing to undertake their Overseas Elective in South Africa.

Rules

  1. The Sean Barrow Elective Bursary is provided in the memory of Sean Barrow who graduated from UEA in 2011, and will be awarded annually to a UEA Medical Student wishing to undertake their Overseas Elective in South Africa. 
  2. The Prize will be worth a maximum of £600 per year, subject to the availability of funds.
  3. This Prize will be awarded annually following submission of elective final proposal forms, in line with University deadlines. The Electives Committee will nominate one student for the Bursary, based on their meeting the criteria of travelling to South Africa for their Overseas Elective. If there is more than one eligible applicant, selection will be based on their final proposal form. Selection criteria as below will then be used to choose a winner:
    1. Clearly state where the student will be going
    2. Why the student chose that particular elective
    3. What they plan to do
    4. What they hope to achieve
    5. How the elective will benefit them and their host
    6. How the elective links to the future career aspirations of the student
    7. Details of the elective supervisor and next of kin
    8. Confirmation the student has been in contact with their proposed elective placement when they submit their draft proposals and risk assessments in September
  4. The prize will be awarded to a year 4 student from 2014/15 onwards, until such time as the Elective Committee determine otherwise.
  5. If no applications are received in any given year, the prize will not be awarded.
  6. Payment will be made directly to the recipient by electronic transfer from the Bursary administrator Dr. Laurence Baum and a counter signatory. A certificate will be issued. 
  7. The recipient of the bursary will be required to provide a formative essay (between 500 and 1000 words) following the elective reporting on their experiences. Images with permission of any subjects would also be welcomed by the School, in order to promote the Bursary. The essay and any images will be distributed by the School to all the contributors to the fund which provides the Bursary.
  8. Acceptance of the Prize is subject to allowing UEA to publicise as appropriate the success of the candidate, using extracts from their formative essay and any photography supplied.

Up to £600