The Final Medical class of 1990 subscribed to a fund at University College Cork to commemorate their late classmate Aodán Ó Donnchadha. This prize is awarded on a yearly basis.
Applicants must be medical students at University College Cork. The successful candidate will have been a student for the first three years immediately preceding the Final Medical Examination. And they must have passed the whole of the Final Medical Examination. The candidate must also have taken each module for the first time. The Academic Council has to consider that a sufficiently high standard has been attained by the student.