Brian Hourihane Medal
Dr Brian Hourihane worked as a Consultant Radiologist in St Vincent’s Hospital from 1969 – 1994, and taught the majority of the Radiologists who currently work in the department. He was particularly gifted in the art of plain film interpretation, and was a truly inspirational teacher. The Brian Hourihane Medal was named in his honour and was first awarded in 2006.
The Medal examination comprises an MCQ usually held in early April of final medical year, following which the highest-scoring students are invited to attend for an oral examination where they are asked to interpret a number of imaging studies.
Several of the previous winners of the medal have gone on to join the Radiology Training Scheme.
Winners to date:
2006 Ferdia Bolster, 2007 Michelle Houang, 2008 Rebecca Fry, 2009 Patrick Nicholson, 2010 Yvonne Purcell, 2011 Ciaran Redmond, 2012 Olwen Murphy, 2013 Brian Gibney & Barry Power, 2014 Roisin MacDermott, 2015 Sean Patrick Quinn & Grace Kenny.
Sponsorship has been provided to the Faculty of Radiologists for the establishment of the Fielding medal, to be awarded on an annual basis for medical undergraduate research or audit in the field of Radiology.
- The medal is named in honour of Dr. John Fielding FFRRCSI (1904-1964, Consultant Radiologist in St. Finbarr’s Hospital and The North Charitable Infirmary in Cork), Prof. John Fielding (1938-2002, Consultant Gastroenterologist in Jervis St. & Beaumont Hospitals, Dublin, and co-founder of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association), and Dr. Raymond Fielding FFRRCSI (1935- , Consultant Radiologist in The North Charitable Infirmary, Cork, from 1964 to 1987, and in The Mercy Hospital, Cork, from 1987 to 1994).
- The Faculty Board approved awarding this medal for the first time in 2012.
- The award takes the form of a medal and certificate, to be presented to the recipient at the Annual Faculty dinner held during the Faculty Annual Scientific Meeting in September.
- It is hoped that the medal will act as an impetus to encourage undergraduates to consider future entry into the specialty of diagnostic radiology
- The medal will be awarded for the best medical undergraduate Radiology project during the twelve month period since the beginning of the prior ASM (i.e. September of the year prior to the award) in a medical school on the island of Ireland.
- The project may be an educational exhibit, scientific exhibit, oral presentation or audit project.
- Conditions for the award are that the project must be a Radiological topic, the work must have been completed prior to the applicant’s graduation, and the medical student and their Consultant Radiologist mentor must notify the organising member of the Faculty Research Committee that the submission is a medal entry, that it is substantively the work of the medical student and that different aspects of the same body of work have not been presented elsewhere by other, more senior, research group members. A Research Committee Nominee and the Faculty Honorary Secretary will judge all submitted projects unless there is perceived conflict of interest, in which eventuality a deputy will be appointed by the Dean.