|RCSEd to acknowledge women surgeons with prestigious award|
|Friday, 07 December 2012|
Nominations have opened for the Hunter-Doig Medal, the RCSEd’s biannual prize for female Fellows and Members.
The first Hunter Doig Medal was awarded by the College in 2007, to recognise excellence within the College’s female membership, and is named after two of the College’s most prolific female surgeons.
Caroline May Doig, a paediatric surgeon, was the first woman to be elected to the RCSEd Council in 1984. She served three terms of office and was also the first female Chair of a major committee- GMC (Overseas Committee) in 1991. Alice Headwards-Hunter was the first woman to sit and pass the examinations of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1920.
This highly prestigious medal is awarded every second year to a female Fellow or Member of the College who demonstrates clinical excellence, a commitment to education and training and involvement in clinically relevant research or audit.
Nominations for the medal are now open, closing on 5 January 2013.