The Malta Independent 19 August 2019, Monday

Dr Joanna Cachia wins the BOV Prize in Medicine

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 11:06 Last update: about 25 days ago

Dr Joanna Cachia was presented with the 14th edition of the BOV Prize in Medicine, an award presented to the student who attains the highest grades in the final qualifying examinations in medicine.

Established by Bank of Valletta and the Department of Medicine at the University of Malta, the BOV Prize in Medicine is awarded to the student obtaining top marks from a written paper, a clinical hands-on exam and an exam in essential core competences which assesses the students on various skills such as communication, data analysis and handling an emergency scenario.

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Charles Azzopardi, executive PR & Marketing at Bank of Valletta presented the BOV Prize in Medicine to Dr Cachia in the presence of Prof. Stephen Montefort, head of the Department of Medicine and deputy dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery within the University of Malta.

"Obtaining the highest marks during the final qualifying examination in medicine at this level is a great personal accomplishment. Through this prize, the bank is acknowledging the effort and commitment shown by Dr Cachia and hopes that this award serves as a motivation to fellow students to excel in their particular areas of study," commented Azzopardi as he congratulated Dr Cachia on her accomplishment. "We trust that the commitment you have shown thus far will drive you to further your medical career."

"An award like the BOV Prize in Medicine encourages students to a greater level of commitment and accomplishment," confirmed Prof. Montefort. "This prize helps the teaching body to continue inspiring medical students to aim for excellence in their studies."


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