LGI medic wins Sir Jimmy Savile award

MARVELLOUS medic Saran Shantikumar is 'top of the docs'.

The junior doctor from Leeds General Infirmary was presented with the Sir Jimmy Savile Trophy by the 81-year-old himself at the second Foundation Doctor Presentation Day.

The West Yorkshire Foundation School has over 500 Foundation, or junior doctors, who have graduated and are doing their two-year on-the-job training. The school is one of the largest in the country and includes the hospitals in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Pinderfields and Pontefract, Dewsbury, Calderdale, Huddersfield and Airedale.

In their second year all Foundation doctors have to give a presentation as part of their personal and professional development with the best nine going forward to the grand final to compete for the trophy.


The octogenarian with an OBE has long supported the LGI and helped set up the award.

Sir Jimmy said: "I feel very privileged to be part of this scheme that, hopefully, will bring on future medical excellence"

The LGI swept the board taking all three prizes including the trophy.

Dr Shantikumar talked about a website he set up which allows medical students to download tutorials for revision.

In second place was Dr Kelly Bennett and third was Victoria Hampton.

The school's director Dr Oliver Corrado said: "Saran has put in an enormous amount of work to develop his website and series of revision aids for medical students which are downloadable for free from the internet."