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 (Outstanding Commitment to Foundation Programme Award), training (Chairman of the Oxford Deanery Trainees Committee – representing the views of training in the Oxford Deanery), Academia (winning a Kennedy scholarship to Harvard, research for the Mayo Clinic, and Oxford University Academic Clinical Fellow, publishing a book and several peer reviewed papers), Alexander’s 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.
Originally published on the BMJ Group website on 28 May 2012 (link to original)