Intercalated BMSc Double Award winner

Miss Erin Frizzell, an Intercalated BMSc student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology, was presented with two awards at the annual MCh (Orth) & BMSc Awards Ceremony, held on 29th May 2017 in the Gait Laboratory of the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) at the TORT Centre.

Professor Rami Abboud presented Erin with the best Scientific Paper Award and the best Presentation Skills Award. The first award is given to the BMSc student who has written the best scientific research paper submission for the year as per the relevant journal guidelines. The second award is presented to the student who gives the best PowerPoint presentation and designs the best scientific poster.

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Left: Erin's experimentation rig for her research; Centre: being presented with one of her certificates by Professor Abboud; Right: with her fellow TORT representatives at this year's 15th International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics.

Erin’s research “A comparison of branded rugby head guards on their effectiveness in reducing impact on the head”, was supervised by Dr Tim Drew.

Erin recently presented her research along with three other BMSc students from the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, at the 15th International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at Staffordshire University Campus University, Stoke-on-Trent on May 4-6th, 2017.

"Many medical students choose our intercalated degree but don’t end up pursuing orthopaedics as a career. It was only recently that I realised how passionate Erin is about orthopaedics and sports medicine when she told Dr James Robson that “his job is her dream job”. Her statement struck me then that her exceptional commitment and performance, which was apparent at the preliminary PowerPoint presentation in January, was not by coincidence or chance, but that of a determined medical student who knows what she wants as a career. I remember telling her immediately after finishing her presentation that she was heading to present her research at an international conference. The organisers emailed me subsequently to commend her performance, professionalism and knowledge. I was not surprised that Erin ended up with both awards and I am sure these are the beginning of what I would think will be a glorious medical career”, stated Professor Abboud.

Erin has also been nominated for the Sir James MacKenzie BMSc Prize this year and everybody at TORT wishes her every success with this.