The UCD Medical Graduates Association awards two medals annually for excellence in research by graduates of the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science.
The Patrick Meenan Research Medal is presented for exceptional research in Medicine, Medical Microbiology or Surgery and the Liam O’Connell Research Medal for outstanding research in Oncology, Haematology and Immunology. Both medals accumulate points for entry into Higher Surgical/Medical training.
The competition is by way of poster presentation and is open to graduates of the MB BCh BAO programme at the UCD Medical School who are under 40 years of age. The paper may already have been presented at another scientific meeting. The posters are presented at the School’s Summer Research Symposium held in October each year. The winners present their research at the Medical Graduates Association Annual Scientific Meeting and medals are presented at the School's Alumni Gala Dinner which takes place the following May.
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