Third time's the charm for Brown sisters

The last of three prize-winning sisters will add the latest chapter to an amazing story of family success at graduation this week.

Kirsty Brown, originally from Biggar, said her family are quite well versed in graduation proceedings but may still shed a tear as they say a final farewell to the University. 

Combined together the Brown sisters have spent more than 11 years at the University.

Kirsty, said, “I suppose it has become a bit of a tradition. My eldest sister, Eilidh, started studying Medicine in 2007 and graduated in June 2012 - just before I started. My other sister, Mhari, started in 2009, graduated with a BMSc in Human Genetics & Experimental Medicine in 2013 and then in Medicine in 2015.  

"Now it's my turn to graduate in Medicine, having already graduated with a BMSc in Neuropharmacology and Behaviour in 2016."  

Though the youngest of her sisters, as she feels the tap of the Dundee bonnet for the second time, Kirsty will become the most academically accomplished of the trio to cross the stage.  

She explained, "There was a bit of subtle sibling rivalry. We are all quite competitive and there was almost an expectation that with each degree, we'd try to outdo each other.  

"All of us were awarded the Dr George H Smith Prize in Haematology but I'm delighted to say I also won the Practice of Medicine Prize and am one of two winners of this years' Captain WA Low Prize and Medal." 

Kirsty will graduate on Friday 21 June at 2.30pm surrounded by her entire family. She is one almost 3,000 graduates from around the world receiving their degrees this week.

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