Medical student wins Jenny Lind Education Prize
Final year medical student Emily Ward has won the annual Jenny Lind Medal and a prize of £500. The medal has been awarded every year for the last four years by the paediatric team within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
NNUH Paediatric Consultant Dr Nandu Thalange said: “The primary purpose of the prize is to encourage medical students to explore an area of child health in more detail and perhaps to think about paediatrics as a career choice. The prize is awarded for a case report and an oral presentation. We look for originality of thought, clarity of expression and presentation and ability to handle questions Emily excelled in all of these areas.
Emily, who is hoping to become an ENT surgeon, was selected as the winner for her excellent presentation on a rare complication of an ear infection in a child. The judges, Nandu Thalange, David Booth, Consultant Neonatologist and Lisa Jackson, local GP, were particularly impressed by Emilys explanation of the complex anatomy of the middle ear. There were also three excellent runners' up – Jan Wong, Caroline Anderson and Rosie Pepler.
The prize is funded from royalties from the textbook “Essentials of Paediatrics” written by paediatricians and other professionals who work at the Trust or have a connection with Norwich. The second edition was published earlier this year, and is written specifically with the Norwich Medical School students in mind, but is intended to be useful for junior doctors in training, GPs, nurses and allied health professionals.