DEADLINE for applications is on Friday 13th January 2012
CASE PRESENTATIONS are on Thursday 19th January 2012.
CUH Lecture Theatre at 7 pm.

WINNER will receive ***€250*** AND will also represent UCC at the Inter-varsity Surgical Case Competition held in RCSI.
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The UCC Surgical Society is hosting an Annual Surgical Case Competition on the 19th of January 2012.

The competition consists of 2 stages, the first stage is called the Collegiate Competition and is going to be held in CUH Lecture Theatre on the 19th of January. The winner of the 1st stage will be selected to compete at the second stage, Inter-varsity Surgical Case competition which will be held on Charter’s Day with representatives from UCC, NUIG, Trinity, RCSI and UCD Medical Schools.

This competition is open to all UCC students. The winner will be awarded the ‘Professor David Bouchier-Hayes Medal’.

The format of the competition will be a 7 minute surgical case presentation (power-point) followed by a 3-5 minute question and answer period by a panel of judges. The surgical case is one you will select from your experience on the wards of UCC affiliated hospital or other surgical electives.

Therefore, we encourage our members to participate in the competition, as this is a really good opportunity to gain experience in the surgical field and will be a prestigious addition to your CV.

We wish you the best of luck and hope you find many interesting cases on your Surgical Rotations. If there are any questions do not hesitate to contact us on


Each case must be presented in PowerPoint format. Each candidate will be given 7 minutes per presentation and this will then be followed by a 3 minute Q+A session in front of a panel of judges.

The case format is as follows:
• History
• Physical Examination
• Differential diagnosis
• Management (Investigations, Treatment, Preoperative, Intra-operative, Postoperative notes where appropriate and Follow-up)

Assessment criteria include:
• Content
• Presentation Layout
• Presentation Skills and Clarity
• Clinical Acumen
• Outside Knowledge in Surgery