The Dr Jim Doran Prize in Emergency Medicine

At a glance

  • Value: see below
  • You must be in the Fourth Year/GEM3 Year of the Medical Programme at University College Cork to be eligible for this prize
  • Questions about this prize can be directed to


The  Dr Jim Doran Prize in Emergency Medicine is being deferred and it will resume in 2023.

Dr James (Jim) Doran was born in Cork in 1925, and after WWII he graduated in Medicine from UCC. After working as a GP in Nelson, Lancashire, England, Dr Doran returned to his native Cork to work in General Practice in Carrigtwohill, East Cork.
In that time he developed an abiding interest in and life-long commitment to Emergency Medicine, which culminated in running his own Ambulance Service from his practice in Carrigtwohill. His son, Dr Hugh Doran, has continued the strong family connection to Emergency Medicine work in the Practice he took over on the death of Dr Jim Doran in 1995.
The Department of Emergency Medicine, CUH, in conjunction with the Doran family, wish to perpetuate his memory, by establishing a Prize, in recognition of Dr Jim Doran's outstanding contribution and pioneering work in pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. The Prize was established in 2012/2013.

The prize will be awarded as follows:

  1. Students in the Fourth Year/GEM3 Year of the Medical Programme at University College Cork are eligible for the prize. Students will be invited to apply through a written selection process arranged by the Department of Emergency Medicine, CUH.
  2. The top five applications will be selected from the written selection process and those students will be invited to make a 5 minute presentation to Professor Conor Deasy, Professor of Emergency Medicine (or nominee) and Dr. Hugh Doran for the purpose of determining the winner of the Dr. Jim Doran prize. This Oral presentation is not part of the Fourth Year/GEM3 University Examination. The Oral Presentation will take place in March. 

The prize consists of:

  1. One month elective with London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) to be taken as an Elective during the summer preceding the Final Medical year.
  2. A monetary prize to go towards the cost of flights and accommodation in London will be presented by the Dept. of Emergency Medicine, CUH, as a single, one-off payment to the winner of the Prize.

The Dr. Jim Doran Prize is kindly sponsored by London Air Ambulance (the Charity which runs the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital, for which the School is very grateful. The School would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Tony Lynch in establishing this Prize. 

Scholarships and Prizes

Scoláireachtaí agus duaiseanna