RCSEd & Medtronic 2022/2023 Surgical Skills Competition - and the Winner is...

RCSEd & Medtronic 2022/2023 Surgical Skills Competition - and the Winner is...

The Grand Final of the RCSEd & Medtronic Surgical Skills Competition took place on the weekend, with 37 medical students competing for the winning title. Richard Huynh from Newcastle University School of Medical Education was crowned the winner, and received his prize of a trip to London to experience one of Medtronic’s Training Events in their Medtronic Centre of Excellence and a £200 voucher for Amazon, presented by RCSEd Council Member Professor Angus Watson.

RCSEd Vice-President Clare McNaught, competition winner Richard Huynh and RCSEd Council Member Angus Watson

Daniel Davidson from University of Dundee School of Medicine was awarded second place, and was presented with a £200 Amazon voucher, as well as collecting the award for the Medical School’s Cup on Dundee University’s behalf. Finally, we had a tie for third place with Chloe Anderton from University of Leeds School of Medicine and Luke Mattey from Cardiff University School of Medicine, both winning a £150 Amazon Voucher.

Winner Richard Huynh said:

I’m delighted to have won. I’m seriously considering a career in surgery so this has been a real boost for me and I’m really proud. The competition was fantastic. There was a great buzz amongst all the students and it was a really fun day with lots of opportunities to learn from some very distinguished surgeons who were on hand throughout the challenges. I’d encourage anyone who’s considering entering next year’s competition to go for it.

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