On 21 November, at the BIR event for trainees “The Future of Radiology: Top tips for interviews” held at The Royal Society of Medicine, Dr Cheryl Main from University Hospital, Southampton, accepted the BIR/Philips Award for Excellence on behalf of her team. The team was led by Dr Cheryl Main, Dr Charlie Lane, Dr Ausami Abbas, with contributions from Dr Kathryn Garfath-Cox, Clare Hawkins, Dr Liam Ingram, Dr Mike Kay, Dr Sam Leach, Dr Georgie Matthews and Dr Neeraj Purohit.
Cheryl was presented with the award, which constitutes a prize of £750 and a certificate, by President of the BIR, Dr David Wilson.
Applicants were invited to submit an educational resource which will be available via our website to our multi-disciplinary membership.
Dr Main and her team devised an “Undergraduate Workbook” for medical students, developed as an activity for medical students on a placement in radiology departments. Dr Main gave a presentation at the conference, explaining the modules and the rationale for developing the training resource.
Dr Wilson said “We would like to thank Philips Healthcare for providing the funding for this award, which enables good practice to be shared amongst our members and beyond.”
Dr Main said “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of my team and would encourage other departments to consider entering this trainee award as it is a fantastic way to spread the word about useful resources to the wider world.”
The BIR is hoping to develop the modules for a training resource which will be available on the website for others to use.
Applications are now welcome for the 2015 award.