Ballinrobe native James Joseph O'Shaughnessy

Extract from newspaper, date or publication unknown
By Kevin McDarby

Ballinrobe medical student, James Joseph O’Shaughnessy, was awarded the coveted Henry Hutchinson Stewart scholarship in Physiology in Nov. 1941. 

A student at University College, Galway he was a past pupil of Ballinrobe CBS; St. Enda’s, Dublin and St. Mary’s Galway and took first place in Ireland for his History paper in the Intermediate Certificate and first place for Irish in his Leaving Certificate.

  • The Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarships are awarded annually in the following subject areas:
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Dentistry (Scholarship and Second Prize only)
    • Diagnostic Imaging (Scholarship and Second Prize only)
    • General Practice
    • Gynecology & Obstetrics
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Physiotherapy (Scholarship and Second Prize only)
    • Psychiatry
    • Public Health
    • Surgery

The awards are based on the results of the Examinations in those subjects in the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Constituent NUI Universities and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

The recipients of the Scholarship and Medals in each subject are determined by an Extern Examiner, who considers selected examination material of the students nominated by each of the Constituent Universities and Recognised Colleges concerned. In certain subjects, students are nominated by their University/College to sit an essay-based examination on the outcome of which the awards will be made. Students in the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in each of the Constituent Universities, and RCSI are automatically eligible for consideration for these Scholarships. There are no special application procedures or entry requirements.

Source: Extract from newspaper article (publication and date unknown) supplied by Kevin McDarby

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