The James M. O'Donovan Medical Prize

At a glance

  • Value: €1,750
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


The friends, past students and admirers of James M. O'Donovan, MSc, MD, FRCPI, who was Professor of Medicine in University College Cork for the period 1932-57, subscribed a fund of €761.84 for the provision of an annual prize to be known as "The James M. O'Donovan Medical Prize". The value of the prize is c. €1,750, but this will vary with the income from the fund. It is intended that it should be awarded to the successful candidate at the Final Medical Examination who has obtained the highest marks in Medicine (i.e. in module CP5200), provided that:

  • The Academic Council considers a sufficiently high standard to have been attained.
  • The successful candidate has been a student in University College Cork, for the three years immediately preceding the examination.
  • He/she had not passed the Third University Examination in Medicine more than three years before the Summer of the year in which the Final Medical Examination is taken, provided that, in the case of a student who has interrupted his/her medical studies at any time subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Medicine in order to proceed to the BSc (Hons) Degree or to pursue any other non-medical programme of study approved by the School of Medicine, the period of time devoted to such non-medical studies shall not be counted when computing the interval between his/her passing of the Third University Examination in Medicine and Final Medical Examination.
  • He/she has taken the whole of the Final Medical Examination and has taken each subject of the examination for the first time.
  • The above conditions may be varied from time to time by the Governing Body, provided such variation is recommended by a committee consisting of the President, the Head of the College of Medicine and Health and the Professor of Medicine, and also by the Academic Council.

Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

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