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Overall winner named for 2021 RCP Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme

Dr Rajna Golubic, 2021 Turner-Warwick lecturer for the Eastern region, was chosen as the overall winner of the 2021 scheme.

In 2021, Dr Golubic, an ST5 from Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge, presented her lecture titled: ‘Novel treatments to improve metabolic health in obesity and type 2 diabetes: the effects of cotadutide, a dual GLP1-glucagon receptor agonist, on energy balance.’

She was chosen as the overall winner by RCP president Andrew Goddard and RCP registrar Cathryn Edwards. All the lectures, including Dr Golubic’s winning talk, are available on demand on RCP Player.

Dr Golubic said: ‘The scheme helped me raise the profile of my research. I was able to give my colleagues a flavour of which new drugs are in the development pipeline for diabetes and associated metabolic disorders.’

As the overall trainee winner of the lecturer scheme, Dr Golubic has been invited to present her lecture as part of  the RCP annual conference, Medicine 2022, taking place on 31 March–1 April this year.

Find out more in the 2021 Turner-Warwick yearbook

You can read about all of our 2021 Turner-Warwick lecturers in our Turner-Warwick lectures yearbook! You'll find details about each winning regional lecture and comments from each lecturer on their experiences. The yearbook can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage.

Opening for entries from trainees in summer 2022

We’ll be launching the 2023 lecturer scheme this summer. Keep an eye on your inbox, our website and social media for updates. You can make sure you keep informed by signing up for RCP membership, which means you’ll automatically receive our membership communications.

The Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme provides a sense of pride, builds confidence and gives encouragement to trainees across the UK. The scheme not only underlines the value trainees bring to healthcare, but also fosters skills like public speaking and how to package information for diverse medical audiences.

Dr Alexandra Phillips, overall winner of the 2020 scheme, said: ‘Winning the Turner-Warwick lecture for Wales has been a highlight of my career so far. It was a privilege to present my work alongside that of so many incredible physicians, researchers and educators.’

Winning trainees will be able to present and discuss their lecture in a safe and friendly setting with a diverse audience of peers and senior colleagues. They will receive feedback on their work and presentation, including insight on how to improve going forward.

Trainee physicians at IMT, CMT, MTI, ACCS-AM or ST3–7 level (or equivalent) are eligible.


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