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QMWS - UQ Prizes Initiative

About The Prizes Initiative

Queensland Medical Women’s Society has established two prizes for the University of Queensland students.

At the time when the two prizes were instigated there was only one medical school in Queensland. Now there are four medical schools. These prizes do not reflect any bias towards the wonderful medical schools of all Queensland Universities, including Griffith University, James Cook University and Bond University.

Dr Sivagowri Somasundaram receiving The Lilian Cooper Prize

The Jean & Joyce Stobo Memorial Prize

The Jean and Joyce Stobo Memorial Prize was founded in 1956 by the Queensland Medical Women’s Society in memory of Drs Jean and Joyce Stobo. Eligible are female students at the University of Queensland Medical School who have completed year 2 of the MBBS or MD program. The Prize is awarded to the student with the highest overall marks in year 2 examinations.

The Lilian Cooper Prize

The Lilian Cooper Prize was established in 1991 by the Queensland Medical Women’s Society in memory of Dr Lilian Cooper, the first woman registered as a medical practitioner in Queensland. Eligible are all year 4 MD or MBBS students at the University of Queensland MD or MBBS program. The prize is awarded to the student with the highest overall achievement in the four years of the MD or MBBS program.

Prize Recipients

2021

2021 Jean & Joyce Stobo Memorial Prize

The 2021 Jean & Joyce Stobo Memorial Prize recipient was:

  •  Ms Daniella Bradshaw
Ms Daniella Bradshaw receiving the Jean & Joyce Stobo Memorial Prize
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2021 Lilian Cooper Prize

The 2021 Lilian Cooper Prize was awarded to two recipients:

  • Dr Sivagowri Somasundaram
Dr Sivagowri Somasundaram receiving The Lilian Cooper Prize
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  • Dr Isabella Brainsbury
Dr Isabella Brainsburyreceiving The Lilian Cooper Prize
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