On Saturday 8 April one hundred and nine medical students from across the UK and Ireland attended the one-day National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition conference that is designed to inspire and enhance the knowledge and skills of budding neurologists, psychiatrists and neurosurgeons.

This was the fifth National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition and was hosted at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, in association with The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

NUNC 2017 coordinator Simon McElligott with Associate Dean for Education Professor Karen Morrison and Associate Dean for Research Professor John Holloway.
NUNC 2017 coordinator Simon McElligott with Associate Dean for Education Professor Karen Morrison and Associate Dean for Research Professor John Holloway.

Taking place at University Hospital Southampton, competitors sat both a multiple choice paper and a neuroanatomy spotter. The overall winner was Alexander Sheeka from Southampton, obtaining the highest score ever recorded at the competition.

We were honoured to have with us special guest speakers Professor Zoltan Molnar (University of Oxford) and Professor Karen Morrison (University of Southampton) who gave exhilarating talks in the afternoon.

Winner Pre-clinical: Neha Kallam (St. Georges), Runner-up Pre-clinical: Joseph Magee (Cambridge), Winner clinical: Alexander Sheeka (Southampton), Runner-up Clinical: Cormac O’Neill (Cambridge) Invited speakers: Zoltan Molnar and Karen Morrison

This year’s event was led by final year medical student, Simon McElligott, who worked with a dedicated team of students, faculty staff and clinicians. The competition has continued to grow, attracting an increasing number of attendees each year. We would like to thank everyone who has supported and helped the event become a success particularly The Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences, The Anatomical Society, Thieme and Wolters Kluwer.

National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition 2017

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