Grace awarded top Queen’s prizes

Grace Kennedy

Grace Kennedy

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A Newtownabbey doctor has excelled having graduated with honours before going on to give a presentation to the Royal College of Surgeons.

Grace Kennedy, is a former pupil of Ballynure Primary School and Ballyclare High School and she is currently working as a doctor in the surgical wards at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

In the summer Grace graduated at Queen’s University with Honours in Medicine, having previously graduated with Honours in a Medical Science Intercalated Degree.

Recently, at a prize giving ceremony at Queen’s she was awarded the Magrath Clinical Scholarship for Surgery, the Marion Sims Prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Kenneth Lavelle Prize for Geriatric Medicine and a University Prize for the final MB degree.

At the prestigious Annual Oration in the Royal Victoria Hospital in September Grace was awarded the Peter Nelson Prize for Accident and Emergency.

Last month Grace was invited to give a presentation at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on whether or not medical decisions on treatment should be influenced by an individual’s lifestyle choices.

The Royal College of Surgeon is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance patient care. The College was set up by Royal Charter in 1800 and has a unique heritage and collections. It supervises training of surgeons in approved posts and examines trainees to ensure the highest professional standards and promotes and support surgical research in the UK.