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Hunter Doig Medal

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13 Mar 2015

 Applications are invited for the Hunter Doig Medal to be awarded in 2015/2016.

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 silver medal is awarded every second year to a female Fellow or Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh who, in the opinion of Council, demonstrates career potential and ambition, as well as:

  • High standards of practice in terms of “good surgical practice”
  • Clinical excellence
  • Ongoing contribution to education and training
  • Clinically based research and audit
  • Laboratory research of direct clinical relevance.

Applicants may self-nominate or be proposed by a colleague, Board, Committee or other body recognised by the College. Applications must be accompanied by a full CV and supported by three referees, two of which will be surgeons and one which will not be a surgeon. Written references should be submitted at the time of the application.

Applications in the first instance should be submitted to Mrs Irene MacDonald, PA to the Chief Executive, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW or by email to i.macdonald@rcsed.ac.uk by Friday 5 June 2015.

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