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The Ian Huskisson Medal for FCP(SA) Part 2 clinical examination

Posted: 2021-09-01 13:44

Dr Ian Huskisson

With the key function of acting as the national examining body for medical specialists in South Africa, the CMSA strives to promote the highest degree of skill and efficiency in medical and dental practice. Medals are awarded in various specialities to recognise distinguished results in the CMSA examinations. These medals and awards are made possible by donations and endowments from benefactors. A new medal has now been added to reward the best candidate in the clinical examination of the FCP (SA) Part II examination.

THE IAN HUSKISSON MEDAL was bequeathed by the late Dr Ian Huskisson whose dedication and service to the Colleges of Medicine spanned over 50 years. He filled many positions, including Honorary Treasurer of the CMSA , Honorary Editor of the Transactions of the CMSA, secretary of the faculty of medicine 1968 – 1971 and Councillor of the College of Physicians between 1980 - 1995. Dr Huskisson also became a trustee of the College of Medicine in 2009 until 2011 and served as examiner from 1963 to 1999. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the CMSA in 1998 and became a Life Member in 1999. Dr Huskisson will always be remembered as author of “The History of the Colleges of Medicine: The first 50 years”, which was published in 2005.

Dr Ian Huskisson matriculated with distinctions at Potchefstroom Boys High and completed his MBChB degree at the University of Cape Town in 1954. He was appointed as registrar in the Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town where he did his specialist training and qualified with his FCP(SA) in 1959. Dr Huskisson assumed many roles in professional organizations, including the Medical Association of South Africa, the Association of Physicians and the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Foundation.

Dr Huskisson was committed to improving the plight of those less fortunate than himself and dedicated many years to Rotary projects. He was President of the Cape Town Rotary Club and was awarded its Paul Harris Award (highest award for service to community). After retiring to Knysna, he became a member of the District Literacy Committee and the DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Schedule) programme of the Knysna Rotary Club.

Dr Ian Huskisson will be remembered as a selfless humanitarian and for his dedication to promoting the highest degree of medical practice in South Africa. “Apart from his numerous accolades he will be remembered as a man of integrity and compassion. He has left the world a better place for his contribution to humanity” – Emeritus Professor Alan Bryer.

Ian Huskisson was a devoted husband and father to his beloved wife and three daughters. The CMSA wishes to extend its gratitude to Mrs Joan Huskisson for her generous donation and support.

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