2018 J.H. MacDermot writing award winner

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 61, No. 5, June 2019, Page 221 News
Dr Heather E. Cadenhead
Dr Heather E. Cadenhead

The BCMJ is pleased to present Dr Heather E. Cadenhead with the J.H. MacDermot Prize for Excellence in Medical Journalism (2018) and the associated $1000 award. Dr Cadenhead’s article, “Sport-related ocular trauma in Vancouver, British Columbia: Not the usual suspects,” was selected as the winner for this prize from all 2018 published medical-student articles. Dr Cadenhead graduated from UBC Medical School and has started her residency in anesthesia at UBC. Though her winning article is in the area of ophthalmology, she had a last-minute change of career choice and was drawn to anesthesia. She is looking forward to submitting anesthesia-related articles in the future.

BC medical students are encouraged to submit full-length scientific articles and essays for publication consideration. Each year the BCMJ awards a prize of $1000 for the best article or essay written by a medical student in the province of British Columbia.

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