The Cullen Prize
The Cullen Prize was established as a prize of some distinction in 1897 to mark the Jubilee of Queen Victoria by Dr R H Gunning of Edinburgh and Rio de Janeiro. The prize takes the form of a medal (named for William Cullen) and is to recognise the “the greatest benefit done to Practical Medicine’ by a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Nominations are now sought for this prize and should take the form of a written citation with a proposer and seconder, both of whom must also be Fellows of the College. The College acknowledges that contributions to the practice of medicine take many forms and welcomes nominations for physicians whose excellence reflects their clinical practice and also those whose research achievements may have been directly responsible for improvements to patient care. Recent recipients include Professor Laurie Prescott for his pioneering work on the assessment and treatment of paracetamol poisoning, and the late Professor Watson Buchanan for his exceptional and seminal contributions to the development of the medical sub-specialty of Rheumatology.
A selection panel, chaired by Dr A Toft (Past President of the College), will make a recommendation to the October meeting of Council. The recipient will be invited to a presentation ceremony at the College during the 2 Day St Andrews Festival in early December 2012. Nominations should take the form of a written citation and should be sent to Dr Toft at the College by no later than Friday 14th September 2012.
Dr A Toft
RCPE Prize for Trainer Excellence (Chiron Medal)
This new (annual) award has been established by the College to recognise the considerable contributions and excellence of physician trainers in the UK. The prize takes the form of an individually cast medal and also offers the recipient the option to contribute to a suitable education event or submit a training-related article to the College Journal. The Chiron Medal reflects one of the iconic images and current logo of the College; Chiron was a great healer in Greek mythology and highly revered as a teacher and tutor.
Nominations are now sought for this prize and should take the form of a written citation from trainees (individuals or groups) or other trainers; nominations are not restricted to Fellows and members of the College. Selection will be led by the Trainees and Members Committee of the College who will make a recommendation to the October meeting of Council. Selection criteria will include:
The recipient will be invited to a presentation ceremony at the College during the 2 Day St Andrews Festival in early December 2012.
Nominations should be sent to the College and marked for the attention of the Fellowship Support Unit by no later than Monday 3rd September 2012.
c/o Maggie Farquhar,