March 2013

Medical Students Invited to Compete for Ambrose Birmingham Medal in Anatomy

Wed, 20 March 13 09:00

The competition for the prestigious Ambrose Birmingham Medal in Anatomy is now open. Competition for the Medal is open to candidates who have completed the whole human anatomy course. The Medal is awarded on the results of specially arranged examinations in Anatomy held each year.

Ambrose Birmingham (b. 1864 d. 1905) was Dean and Professor of Anatomy at the Catholic University of Ireland Medical School from 1887 to 1905. Through his zeal and ability, the School was modernised and survived the long critical period from 1880 to 1909. The Ambrose Bermingham Medal is a token of the debt owed by the College for this contribution to the continuity of his traditions. The fund has been greatly augmented by gifts from the Archbishops of Dublin. Since the first award in 1916, this programme has produced many celebrated medical professionals.

A written examination will be held in September. After the written examination, a shortlist for the oral examination is established based on the results of the written paper.

If you have completed Stage Three Medicine (Undergraduate) or Stage Two Medicine (Graduate Entry) by the time of the written exam in September, you are eligible to apply. All eligible students are encouraged to apply. The exam is based on an understanding of the subject rather than purely factual knowledge, and includes the whole human anatomy course.

This year, the written paper will be held at 10am on Saturday, 14th September 2013. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. The venue is to be confirmed.

Download: Ambrose Birmingham Medal in Anatomy - Application Form 

More information

Zoe Thompson
Room C209, 2nd Floor
UCD Health Sciences Centre
E: zoe.thompson@ucd.ie

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