Second Sophie Davis Award for Sunway

Dr Sukanya Banerjee Nair

Dr Sukanya Banerjee Nair

For the second year running, a student from the Monash Sunway campus' Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received the coveted Sophie Davis Memorial Prize.

Sukanya Bannerjee Nair outperformed 450 other medical students from three Monash campuses – Monash University in Malaysia, and Clayton and Gippsland in Australia – to win the Sophie Davis Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded to the student with the highest overall aggregate marks for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program.

“It’s one thing being a good medical student and another thing being a good doctor,” Sukanya said. “The main aim is to be good at being a doctor; this achievement is a confirmation that I’ve been studying the right way.”

Head of Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences Professor Dato’ Dr Anuar Zaini Md Zain said the school was delighted with Sukanya’s performance.

“This repeat of last year’s honour is clear proof of the high-quality training provided by the school’s teaching staff as well as the commitment shown by the students in their own professional training. I am confident they will continue to perform par excellence and also reflect the high professional expectations of the school in their subsequent careers,” he said.