March 2014

Medical Students Invited to Compete for Ambrose Birmingham Medal in Anatomy

Wed, 20 March 13 09:00

Ambrose Bermingham (b. 1864 d. 1905) was Dean and Professor of Anatomy at the Catholic University of Ireland Medical School from 1887 to 1905. Under his leadership, the School was modernised and survived a long critical period from 1880 to 1909. The Ambrose Bermingham Medal was established by the College in recognition of this contribution. Since the first award in 1916, this competition has produced many celebrated medical professionals.

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. 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.

We would encourage all eligible students to consider applying.  The exam is based on an understanding of the subject rather than purely factual knowledge, and includes the whole human anatomy course.

Application forms can be obtained by contacting Ms Lynsey Potter in Room C209, 2nd Floor, UCD Health Sciences Centre or by emailing Ms Margaret Tiuchta

This year, the written paper will be held at 10am on Saturday, 13th September 2014.  The duration of the exam is 3 hours. The venue is to be confirmed.


Closing Date for Receipt of Applications - Thursday 11th September 2014.

More information

Ms Margaret Tiuchta
Room C209, 2nd Floor
UCD Health Sciences Centre
E: Ms Margaret Tiuchta

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