The Verrall Award - Win $500
We are proud to introduce the Verrall Award for the best academic research article published in the NZMSJ each year
This annual prize is valued at $500 and is named after Dr Ayesha Verrall who was instrumental in leading the student committee that founded the journal in the early 2000s.
This prize is sponsored by Professor Frank Frizelle of NZMJ.
- All academic research articles (including case reports, and systematic and literature reviews) that have not received a previous award for their article, and have a student as a first or second author are eligible.
- The articles are judged using a scoring rubric that assesses the quality of each article section (the purpose of the manuscript, details of the methods/case, discussion and conclusion) as well as how well it aligns with the aims of the journal of producing educational content that is of interest to our readers and written professionally.
- 2021: Natasha Mitchell and Dr Russell Walmsley who wrote an article titled "Remote clinical assessment of inflammatory bowel disease using smartphone applications" which can be read here
- 2020: Aqeeda Singh, Jan Cowan, Jack Dummer, who wrote the article "The effect of mode of inhaled salbutamol delivery on measures of small airways obstruction in asthma: a comparison of treatment delivered via spacer and nebuliser" which can be read here
- 2019: Andrew Jayasuria, Assoc. Prof. Andy Wearn, Assoc. Prof. Anna Vnuk and Dr Harsh Bhoopatkar, who wrote the article, "Male genital examination in the medical curricula: an exploration of medical students' experience" which can be read here