St John’s student Oliver Bredemeyer runner-up in National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition

Date 17 March 2020

Many congratulations to Oliver, in his second year of studying Medicine at St John’s, on his brilliant achievement in this competition.

The National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition (NUNC)took place on 29 February at University Hospital, Southampton. The NUNC is an annual competition open to all medical students in the UK and Ireland. It first started in 2013, and has since run annually at the University of Southampton, now attracting over 150 students. 

The competition involves a neuroanatomy spotter examination, a clinically-oriented multiple-choice examination, and a series of talks on aspects of neuroscience. 

Oliver was one of three students, along with Rafee Ahmed (Hertford College) and Kacper Kurzyp (Jesus College), representing the University of Oxford in this year’s competition. Alongside Oliver’s prize for runner-up in the preclinical category, the first time an Oxford student has received a prize in the competition, Rafee also received a distinction. All three of the students did extremely well in a very strong field.

Professor Zoltan Molnar, Tutorial Fellow in Human Anatomy at St John’s, said, ‘Michael Gilder and I were both very impressed by the dedication and diligence of these students during the preparatory sessions, and we hope that this will inspire more students to attend this fantastic event in the University of Southampton in future years’. 

National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition