Past Winners

Results of the BSANZ Medical Student Essay Competition, 2021

There were 45 entries this year, with a very high standard of writing. Congratulations to Madison Booth, Stephanie Lee and Rebecca Gandhi who have received The Lawrence Gilbert Memorial Prizes.

After several rounds of reviewing, the reviewers are pleased to announced the top 10 essays as follows:

BOOTH, Madison University of Queensland Too Momentous for Words (PDF)
LEE, Stephanie Bond University Beyond the Medical (PDF)
GANDHI, Rebecca Auckland Medical School Homecoming
SWINBURN, Thomas Auckland Medical School An Unexpected Journey
BRIMM, Daniel University of Queensland Lessons from Mary
FINCH, Alyce University of New South Wales Death In the Night
CHANG, Yvonne Sydney University How not to Break Bad News
KIVI, Neakiri Otago Medical School Help in a New Light
WONG, Grace University of New South Wales Presence
KOH, Angela University of Melbourne Cultural Competency

2019 Winning Essays


Human Skills (PDF)

Tereza Stillerova, Griffith University, Queensland


Window of Hope (PDF)

Annelise Pereira, James Cook University, Queensland

2019 Runners up


Imposition or Insight: Stealing Final Moments (PDF)

Caris House, Notre Dame, Freemantle


One Person Two Lives (PDF)

Yoshura Selvedurai, University of NSW, NSW

2017 Winning Essays


Lessons from Luna (PDF)

Annabelle Hughes, Griffith University


Between a beginning and an end (PDF)

Isabel Hanson, Sydney University

2017 Runner up


Sharing the Little Lights (PDF)

Simon Chadwick, Sydney University