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RCSEd to Acknowledge Women Surgeons with Prestigious Award

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23 May 2013


Nominations for the 2013 Hunter Doig Medal are now open. The first Hunter Doig Medal was awarded by the College in 2007, to recognise excellence within the College's female membership. The Medal is named after two of the College's most prolific female surgeons.


Caroline May Doig, a paediatric surgeon, was the first woman to be elected to the RCSEd Council in 1984. She served three terms of office and was also the first woman Chairman of a major committee- GMC (Overseas Committee) in 1991. Alice Headwards-Hunter was the first woman to sit and pass the examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1920.


This highly prestigious medal is awarded every second year to a female Fellow or Member of the College who demonstrates career potential and ambition, as well as:


  • High standards of good surgical practice
  • Clinical excellence
  • On-going contribution to education and training
  • Clinically-based research and audit
  • Laboratory research of direct clinical relevance.


To be eligible for the medal, Fellows or Members can self-nominate or be proposed by a colleague, board, committee or other body recognised by the College. Applications must be accompanied by a CV and supported by three referees, two of which need to be surgeons and one non-surgeon.


Nominations should be sent to Irene MacDonald at i.macdonald@rcsed.ac.uk, by 4pm on 23 August 2013.

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