University of Dundee undergraduate picks up Royal Society of Medicine’s David Oliveira Medical Student Award
Thineskrishna Anbarasan, a third-year medical student at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious national prize by the Royal Society of Medicine.
The David Oliveira Medical Student Award is open to any student in nephrology and wider specialties in the UK.
Entrants are invited to submit abstracts in the area of clinical research, case series or individual case histories, then – if selected by a panel of judges - present their findings. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating novel clinical findings, illustrating classic conditions in new or unusual ways, and illuminating or expanding knowledge concerning physiology, cell biology, genetics, radiology, or molecular mechanisms.
Thineskrishna’s winning presentation, ‘Ureteroscopic biopsy of upper tract urothelial carcinoma is associated with increased intravesical recurrences on follow-up: A multi-institutional SUTURE group study’, which investigated the potential difficulties arising from a frequently used medical procedure, was based on a project completed via the Dundee Clinical Academic Track (DCAT).
He received a certificate and a £200 prize.
“My DCAT project offered me the opportunity to be part of a research team which was looking at existing medical guidelines -- in particular areas which required improvement.”
“This opportunity to be involved and potentially make an impact was too good to pass up.”
“I came across this competition calling for abstracts through an online newsletter, and decided to give it a try.”
“I believed the experience I would gain from trying would be invaluable for my future professional development, so when I received an invitation to present my work at the Royal Society of Medicine I was just pleasantly surprised.”
“And I was even more pleasantly surprised to be named the winner!”
Professor Ghulam Nabi, Head of Cancer Research Division at the University of Dundee School of Medicine, supervised Thineskrishna’s DCAT project. He said:
“I am delighted that Tinesh has won this prize. His study looks at potential harms of a common urological diagnostic procedure, and has implications for both future research and clinical practice.”
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