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The Martyn Sulway & Gillian Harris prize for Communication Skills

We are excited to launch a new prize, open to University of Sydney Medical Students, that celebrates and promotes a skill essential to patient care – communication.

The Martyn Sulway and Gillian Harris prize for Communication Skills has been established by endocrinologist Dr Martyn Sulway, who successfully sourced a considerable donation pool of $72,000 from his own network, to bring the prize to fruition.

The prize has been established to promote and encourage the development of professional communication skills, whose importance is increasingly recognised as essential to optimal patient care.

The coordination of the prize will be administered by The Pam McLean Centre (PMC) and assessment of the prizes undertaken by PMC staff including Professor Stewart Dunn and affiliates.

Three awards will be made to students in the final Year of the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical Program valued at $1,500, $1,000 and $500. Competition for the Prize is voluntary.

Allocation of prize in 2016

Only Students in Year 4 may apply. Year 4 students can apply by voluntary submission of a workbook, a written statement, and recorded role-play interaction.

Allocation of Prize in 2017

Year 3 and Year 4 may apply by submission of Educational Tool (compulsory from 3rd Year), and voluntary 4th Year submission of a workbook, a written statement, and recorded role-play interaction.

Allocation of Prize in 2018

Students may be recommended for consideration (for example, by tutors, or fellow students) or nominate themselves. The award will be based on cumulative performance and assessments throughout the MD program including submission of a workbook (Year 1/2), Educational Tool (Year 3), written statement (Year 4), and recorded role-play interaction (Year 4).

To apply or for further information contact Dr Renee Lim: renee.lim@sydney.edu.au

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