UCL Eastman graduate wins orthodontic prize

The UCL Eastman Dental Institute would like to congratulate Joanne Birdsall, an orthodontic graduate student who recently won the prestigious J K Williams medal.

The JK Williams medal is awarded annually in memory of John Williams, Consultant Orthodontist and outstanding teacher who was based at Wakefield and Leeds and a former Board member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. The winner is the individual achieving the most outstanding overall examination performance in all the diets of the Intercollegiate Membership in Orthodontics examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow (IMOrth) held in the academic year.

Joanne is based at Watford General Hospital for her clinical training, under the supervision of Mr Howard Moseley, Consultant Trainer, and undertakes her academic component at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

Joanne is the 7th winner of the award to be trained at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. The bi-collegiate award involves a three-hour written examination, followed by the presentation of a series of cases treated personally by the candidate, OSCEs and structured clinical reasoning exercises enabling the assessment of clinical knowledge, skills and communication abilities.

The Unit of Orthodontics at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, run by Professor Nigel Hunt, has a national and international reputation which comes from over 50 years experience of specialist training.

Following completion of her three-year training, Joanne plans to continue pursuing a career as a hospital consultant, and is hoping to start a post-CCST training post in October 2010.

The UCL Eastman Dental Institute would like to congratulate Joanne on her outstanding achievement.

Image from left to right: Professor Nigel Hunt, Miss Joanne Birdsall, Mr Howard Moseley

For more details about the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, please visit www.eastman.ucl.ac.uk or telephone 020 7915 1038