News | Grand Ideas Award Shortlist Member Wins Award
Friday 22nd June 2012.
BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year awarded to Dr Alexander Finlayson.
Dr Alexander Finlayson was presented with the BMJ
Junior Doctor of the Year award at a ceremony this week. The Junior Doctor of
the Year award acknowledges the doctor in training who has most notably
contributed to medicine or healthcare, and significantly impacted on the
wellbeing of the wider community.
Alexander has worked across clinical medicine, training and academia and his most notable achievement has been to establish
MedicineAfrica, a programme offering medical students and graduating doctors in
Somaliland the opportunity to receive weekly live case based education in small
groups from faculties across the UK with follow up mentoring. This project is
now being developed in Palestine, Tanzania and Ghana.
Alexander is shortlisted for this months Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award with his business MedicineAfrica. You can watch his and the other 9 elevator pitch videos on the Awards page.
After you've watched all 10 elevator pitch videos don't forget to vote for your favourite - your vote could help them win the £1,000 funding.