Former Monash medical student receives top award
A former Monash University medical student has received the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Bryan Hudson Medal.
Dr Megan Brown, who now works at Monash Health, received the medal for best overall performance in the 2014 RACP Written and Clinical Examinations in Adult Medicine.
The medal is named in honour of the late Dr Bryan Hudson AO FRACP, President of the College in 1982-1984. Dr Hudson was an outstanding physician, teacher and administrator.
Professor Peter Ebeling, Department of Medicine at Monash University, said it was both a singular honour and great distinction for Dr Brown to be awarded the medal.
“I am particularly delighted as the award is named in honour of Professor Bryan Hudson AO who was the inaugural Professor of the Department of Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, which I now lead as its fifth Head," Professor Ebeling said.
"Professor Hudson was also an internationally renowned endocrinologist; a brilliant teacher and researcher; and went on to become President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians amongst many other prestigious career achievements.”
Dr Brown, who graduated from Monash in 2010, said receiving the award was a great honour.
“I feel overwhelmed and very blessed. This award really reflects the hard work that had gone into the BPT training program at Monash Health," Dr Brown said.
"It reflects the amazing teaching and support we receive from our consultants and the incredible people I have had the privilege to study with. I also praise God for the incredible support I have had from my family and friends who have encouraged me and prayed for me throughout the study process.”
The presentation of awards and medals will take place at the annual College Ceremony, which will take place in 2015 in Cairns QLD.