The Dr B. Foley Medal in Microbiology

At a glance

  • Value: Medal
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this award
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This medal has been established to coincide with the retirement of Dr. B. Foley, Consultant in Microbiology at the Cork University Hospital and Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at University College Cork. The fund was established by invited subscription. It will be administered by University College Cork, which will act as its trustees.
The medal will be awarded annually to the student judged best in Medical Microbiology in the Graduate Entry Medicine Year 2/Direct Entry Medicine Year 3, on the basis of an examination in that year. Only students in UCC are eligible.

The judges will be the Consultant Medical Microbiologist(s) at the Cork University Hospital, and the Professor of Medical Microbiology UCC, or the Professor of Pathology UCC. The judges will determine the format of the examination. If more than one candidate is ranked first in written examinations, they will be invited to make a short presentation on an assigned topic of interest in Microbiology, and the prize will be awarded to the candidate the judges determine to have given the best presentation.
The prize will consist of a gold medal, and will be awarded at the Annual Prize-Giving.


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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