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2016 Medical Student Essay Competition

Congratulations to Robert McRae, a medical student from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, for winning Cancer Council Australia’s 2016 Medical Student Essay Competition.

Robert’s winning essay was about ‘How best to teach and learn about cancer in medical schools: moving towards a patient-centred approach that reflects the needs of Australia’.

Essays were judged by Cancer Council’s Oncology Education Committee according to their concise and logical presentation of their argument, relevance to cancer care in Australia and relevance to medical students.

Robert's prize includes a trip to Groningen, The Netherlands to attend the World Health Organisation's – Collaborating Centre for Cancer Education's International Summer School 'Oncology for Medical Students'.

Second place in the competition was awarded to Megan Roser, while third place went to Krita Sridharan. Both received book gift vouchers.

The competition runs annually and is open to any student currently enrolled in a medical course at an Australian University. For the 2016 competition, students were asked to submit an essay on the theme 'How best to teach and learn about cancer in medical schools'.


Read Robert Mc'Rae's winning essay

Read Megan Roser's 2nd place essay

Read Krita Sridharan 3rd place essay

This page was last updated on: Friday, September 2, 2016

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