The School of Medicine is proud to announce that Farah Suker, a fourth-year medical student, has achieved the 3rd-highest scoring presentation in the Patrick Magee Students Posters Prize 2016 at the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) Annual Meeting in Birmingham last month.
Farah’s presentation was based on her research entitled “Review of Coronary Heart Disease in South Asians: early assessment and management” which she had initiated to pursue her interest in cardiothoracic (CT) surgery after doing a BMedSci dissertation on vascular surgery in the third year of her studies.
Motivated by a desire to get published in CT surgery—an area that she has been interested in since her first year, Farah said she had gone on to do a literature review all by herself. She then contacted a CT surgeon, Mr Prakash Punjabi, whom she had met during a work experience stint at Imperial College in London three years ago. The surgeon was keen to support her after looking through her review. She was working on the project at the start of her fourth-year when she found out about the SCTS Patrick Magee Prize and decided to give it a go.
Farah’s diligence has paid off.
“Following the international (SCTS) conference I received a couple of emails from senior registrars in CT surgery asking me to get involved with their projects,” Farah said. “So now I'm helping out a meta-analysis in London and a retrospective study in Hull York whilst writing my own paper at the same time.”
Congratulating Farah on her achievement, Professor Tony Avery, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Professor Gill Doody, Dean of Medical Education, said this was “excellent news”.
We wish her all the best in her future career.
Posted on Saturday 9th April 2016