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    PRIZES in memoriam   Dr Jeannie MacLeod  (1874-1902)

     Dr Jeannie Macleod was the 2nd female medical graduate from the University of Aberdeen and these endowed prizes are awarded in her memory.

    Read her story  

    Gerada, C (2018) Doctors and suicide. British Journal of General Practice; 68: 168


    Eligibility: University of Aberdeen MBChB Medical students Years 3-5


    Prizes: £300 is awarded to the successful submission in each category


    Submission requirements

    •       A 500-word summary should also be submitted along with the full essay. This should not merely be an abstract: it should outline not only the topic under discussion, the aims and principal conclusions of your work, but also reflect on the story of Dr Jeannie MacLeod and how your medical humanities work relates to issues raised.

    Preliminary short-listing will be performed on the basis of these summaries.

    •       Essays should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words or an equivalent submission (e.g. creative writing / artwork) undertaken in medical humanities (SSC, Intercalated degree or elsewhere).

    •       All sources must be appropriately acknowledged in bibliography and footnotes or references as appropriate to the humanities discipline.

    •       Those shortlisted for the award will be invited to deliver a presentation on their topic at a Prize presentation event


    • 21-22

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE 31st January 2022

       

      Three Prizes of £300 awarded one for each category

       

      •       Women in Medicine

      The prize will be awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of the changing roles and experiences of women in healthcare and medicine. 

       

      •       Mental Health, Resilience and Wellbeing

      The prize will be awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of mental health, resilience in healthcare practitioners, and initiatives to promote health and wellbeing. 

       

      •       Diversity in Medicine

      The prize will be awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of valuing diversity and inclusivity in medicine and healthcare.


      • 20-21

        Diversity in Medicine

        The prize awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of valuing diversity and inclusivity in medicine and healthcare.

        Winner (£300) MEGAN SHAW  Y5 MBChB

        Fitting in when you stand out – My experience of inclusivity in the NHS

        Benefactor’s runner up prize (£100) EMMA BOWDEN Y3 MBChB

        The masculinisation of hysteria; gender disparities in mental health history, c. 1860 - c. 1910

        Recording of presentations;

        https://eu-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/2a0a5ad119de48b2aaa00970a31932ce

         megan

        Mental Health, Resilience and Wellbeing  

        The prize  awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of mental health, resilience in healthcare practitioners, and initiatives to promote health and wellbeing. 

        Winner (£300) EMILY EDWARDS Y3 MBChB

        ‘Things I tell myself to get through a pandemic’ Art

        Benefactor’s runner up prize (£100) CONOR MCAVOY Y5 MBChB

        ‘Bibliotherapy’ creative writing

        Recording of presentations;

        https://eu-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/312280474963497eac1ec68e065336b2

         emily

        Women in Medicine

        The prize  awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of the changing roles and experiences of women in healthcare and medicine. 

        Winner (£300) ANNA STRACHAN Intercalated degree Medical humanities

        ‘Women in Medicine’ Art

        Benefactor’s runner up prize (£100) SARA YAHIA MOHAMMAD

        ‘Cycle of Life - Floral Sculpture of Female Reproductive system’ Art

        Recording of presentations;

                 https://eu-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/fff422a08f9e4d3ea4aa2fc0db8ef435

         anna

         

        Read her story  

        Gerada, C (2018) Doctors and suicide. British Journal of General Practice; 68: 168

         

        Members of the awarding panel include; Professor Rona Patey, Dr Isobel Cameron, Ashley Meldrum, Nichola Hendry, Dr Leeanne Bodkin and Dr Bob Clarke the prize benefactor.


        • 19-20

          RECORDING OF STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AND PRIZE GIVING Feb 2020

          Three Prizes of £300 awarded, one for each category

          • Women in Medicine The prize awarded for the best submission or submissions submitted on the subject of the changing roles and experiences of women in healthcare and medicine.
            • WINNER 2020 Rebecca Dunlop Y4 MBChB: Surgeons of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service:Women and Military Surgery in World War I
          • Mental Health The prize awarded for the best submission or submissions on the subject of mental health, illness and cultural context.
            • WINNER 2020 Miriam McDonald Y4 MBChB: The Admission of Women to Aberdeen Royal Asylum in the second half of the 19th century

          • Resilience and Wellbeing The prize will be awarded for the best submission or submissions submitted on the subject resilience in healthcare practitioners, the importance of and initiatives to promote wellbeing.
            • WINNER 2020 Emma Barnott Y4 MBChB –Mind over matter /Get a grip /A person not a condition (Art exhibition)



          • 18-19

            Mental Health; The prize awarded for the best submission and presentation on the subject of mental health, illness and cultural context.

            Awarded to fourth year medical student Tara Aldhikari -  The perception and treatment of mental illness in Nepal,  and how this is being influenced by Westernisation 

            Resilience, Health and Wellbeing;  The prize awarded for the best submission on the subject of the need for resilience in healthcare practitioners, the importance of and initiatives to promote health and wellbeing of practitioners.  

            Awarded to fourth year medical student Fiona Farquarson. The Use of Mindfulness as Resilience Tool for Stress, burnout and Self-Compassion in Healthcare Professionals


             Women in Medicine; The prize awarded for the best submission on the subject of the changing roles and experiences of women in healthcare and medicine. 

             Awarded to fourth year medical students Claire Repper and Rosannah Jackson Women in Medicine: from healers to doctors through the 20th and 21st century