RSM awards

This is a complete list of awards and prizes open to both RSM Members and the public.

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Anaesthesia Essay Prize - Students

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 6 June 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: All medical Students at recognised teaching institutions within UK and EIRE

The paper must avoid headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions or anything that may reveal the author's identity. Applicants must have played an important part in the relevant research and must have personally written the essay for submission. The papers will be judged by a panel of three assessors. Their decision is final. The winners will be invited to the presentation, followed by dinner.

The essay may describe original research, audit or a case report.

The essay prize attracts a sum of £250 and a certificate, and the winner will be invited to present their work and receive their prize at a meeting of the Section. There is no set word limit.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: anaesthesia@rsm.ac.uk

Anaesthesia Essay Prize - Trainees

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 6 June 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: All doctors in training in anaesthesia, critical care or pain management at any grade. This includes veterinary anaesthesia. The prize is open to trainees in the UK and Eire only.

The paper must avoid headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions or anything that may reveal the author's identity. Applicants must have played an important part in the relevant research and must have personally written the essay for submission. The papers will be judged by a panel of three assessors. Their decision is final. The winners will be invited to the presentation, followed by dinner.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: anaesthesia@rsm.ac.uk

Cardiology Section President's Medal

Submission Deadline: 20 May 2014
Meeting Date: 3 July 2014
Prize: 1st: Commemoration Medal and £1000, 2nd: £500
Open To: Cardiology trainees who have received all or part of their training at recognised centres in the UK are eligible.

The Cardiology Section would like to invite specialist registrars in cardiology to submit abstracts for the forthcoming prize meeting on the afternoon of Thursday 3 July 2014.

The President's Medal will be given for original research from specialist registrars in cardiology, with those shortlisted invited to orally present their abstracts during the meeting, chaired by Dr Andrew Deaner, President of the Cardiology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.
If you would like to apply please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words, based on a subject which represents original work.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cardiology@rsm.ac.uk

Cardiothoracic case presentation - June

Submission Deadline: 12 May 2014
Meeting Date: 27 June 2014
Prize: This prize has been divided into 2 categories:
Oral prize- Sponsorship to attend the SCTS Annual Meeting and Cardiothoracic Forum (sponsored by Sorin Group)
Poster prize- A bottle of Champagne
Open To: All Pre-clinical, clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

This prize will be awarded to the best oral and poster presentations with preference (but not essential) to topics related to the theme of trauma within the cardiothoracic field. Focus can range from emergency departments to war zones and cases which identify key players or an overview medical/paramedical services are particularly encouraged. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present at the forthcoming academic meeting on Friday 27 June 2014.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and submitted by Monday 12 May 2014. Abstracts will be judged by an expert panel including the President of the Cardiothoracic Section.

Entries that do not follow these instructions will not be considered.
All applicants must complete a submission form in MS Word format and send their completed abstract via email to the co-ordinator by the deadline stated.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cardiothoracic@rsm.ac.uk

Cardiothoracic Section Case Presentation - November

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: This prize has been divided into 2 categories:
Oral prize- Sponsorship to attend the SCTS Annual Meeting and Cardiothoracic Forum (sponsored by Sorin Group)

Poster prize- A bottle of Champagne
Open To: All Pre-clinical, clinical cardiothoracic trainees.

This prize will be awarded to the best oral and poster presentations with preference for topics related to the theme of quality in cardiothoracic surgery but not essential. To enter, submit your abstracts of no more than 250 words these may include any figures, diagrams, scans etc

Abstracts will be judged by a small panel including the President and those shortlisted will be invited to present at the upcoming Cardiothoracic Section meeting on the 16th November 2012.
Entries that do not follow these instructions will not be considered.

All applicants must complete a submission form in MS Word format and send their completed abstract via email to the co-ordinator by the deadline stated.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cardiothoracic@rsm.ac.uk

Catastrophes & Conflict Forum medical student essay prize

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2014
Meeting Date: 24 October 2014
Prize: £250.00
Open To: Applicants should be enrolled full-time at a medical school. Entrants from overseas medical schools welcome.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words with references in the Vancouver style.

Entries will be judged on style, impact of subject and originality. Candidates may select from the titles below or choose their own:

1. Catastrophes and conflicts: Are they likely to increase due to climate change?
2. Humanitarian intervention is a positive tool and should be used more often in times of armed conflict. Discuss
3. There is clear evidence that rebuilding the health sector of fragile states contributes to stability of those states. Discuss.
4. The effects of natural disasters on civil society are well understood and do not warrant further research. Do you agree?

Electronic submissions only. Deadline is COP on the date specified.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: catastrophes@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section undergraduate poster competition

Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Meeting Date: 18 October 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Undergraduate students who have been working as part of courses leading to primary qualifications such as Legal Medicine Special Study Modules and electives for MBBS. Students studying other specialities may submit their work to be considered for presentation purposes but are NOT eligible for the prize.

Poster presentation: Poster designs should be submitted electronically for consideration, under 2MB in Power Point or PDF format. Posters accepted should be printed on A1 size for presentation on the meeting date.

Please ensure your entry is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the poster.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: forensic@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section postgraduate oral presentation

Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Meeting Date: 18 October 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Postgraduate students who have been working for qualifications in forensic and legal medicine or medical law. Students studying other specialities may submit their work to be considered for presentation purposes but are NOT eligible for the prize.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted for shortlisting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: forensic@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section President's Prize

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014
Meeting Date: 17 June 2014
Prize: 1st: £300, 2nd: two prizes of £100
Open To: Training grade doctors, young scientists and medical students (not above Specialist Registrar, Grade B Clinical Scientist or equivalent grade) with an immunological or allergy component of their clinical research.

The work to be presented must be original and substantially the candidate's own. Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should be submitted along with a supporting letter from a supervisor.

Candidates will be expected to present their work at a meeting on Tuesday 17 June 2014 to be held in Cambridge.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: immunology@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Neurosciences Section Gordon Holmes Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £300
Open To: Trainees in neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology

Please submit a one A4 page (up to 500 words) summary of a research paper. Please ensure your abstract is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the text.
A maximum of five papers will be selected for oral presentation at the meeting. Presentations will be 10 minutes long followed by a 5-minute discussion. A panel of judges will determine the best presentation and the Gordon Holmes Prize of will be awarded at the end of the meeting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cns@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Neurosciences Section President's prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £300
Open To: Trainees in all areas of clinical neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Please submit a one A4 page (up to 250 words) summary of a clinical paper on an interesting case or case series. Please ensure your abstract is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the text.
A maximum of five papers will be selected for oral presentation at the meeting. Presentations will be 10 minutes long followed by a 5-minute discussion. A panel of judges will determine the best presentation and the President's Prize of will be awarded at the end of the meeting.
All submissions and submission forms must be sent electronically in MS Word format, and a second copy faxed or posted with signatures if necessary.
Candidates can submit multiple abstracts but only the highest scoring abstract by any one author will be considered for the list of finalists.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cns@rsm.ac.uk

Coloproctology Section John of Arderne Medal

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Best short paper of the year will win the John of Arderne Medal and a travelling fellowship to the following year's overseas meeting taking place in May 2014 in Bologna.
Open To: All coloproctology/surgery trainees

This awards is made annually to recipients selected by the Council of the Section for the quality of presentation and the content of a paper delivered at a meeting of the Section during the session. There will be two opportunities to present at Section meetings on 27th November 2013 and 25th April 2014. The deadline for the most immediate meeting is shown above. For details of how to submit an abstract for the short papers meeting, please read the instructions to typist and author.

Instructions to typist and author [PDF 12k]

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk

Coloproctology Section Travelling Fellowship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 22 May 2014
Prize: Travelling Fellowship to attend the overseas meeting in Bologna.
Open To: All coloproctology trainees.

A travelling fellowship will be provided to attend the Overseas meeting, an annual scientific and social Coloproctology Section meeting providing the opportunity for trainees to meet established consultants.
Instructions to typist and author [PDF 12k]
Application Form

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk

Critical Care Medicine Section case and short paper presentation prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 4 July 2014
Prize: £450, £250
Open To: UK Junior doctors within 5 years of their primary medical degree. UK doctors in training. Also open to Non RSM members.

Prizes will be awarded for the best cases or short papers presented at the 2014 Summer Academic Meeting of the Critical Care Medicine Section. A panel from the Section Council will judge the presentations. The meeting is entitled "Get over it! Recovery after critical illness". Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited on this topic. Council will shortlist 6 submissions to go forward either orally or by poster to be presented at the meeting on 4th July 2014.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: criticalcare@rsm.ac.uk

Critical Care Section student elective prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 4 July 2014
Prize: £350
Open To: UK medical students undertaking an elective or overseas observership as a recognised course component of their final year MBBS/MBPhD studies during the 2014-15 academic year. Also open to Non RSM members.

Applicants should submit a statement of no more than 500 words outlining the purpose of their elective or observership and its relevance to critical care medicine. A summary of where and when the placement will be taken should be provided, along with full details of any other scholarships, awards, bursaries and financial support procured for the purposes of the placement. The application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. Judging will be by a panel drawn from the Critical Care Medicine Section Council.

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Email: criticalcare@rsm.ac.uk

Dermatology Section Clinicopathological Meetings

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Entry to Hugh Wallace Registrar Prize - £150 for best presentations by a junior and senior registrar in the academic year
Open To: Trainee Dermatologists

Abstracts should be submitted on one side of A4 paper stating the names of the authors and the name and status of the person presenting the paper and should be accompanied by a letter giving the preferred date of presentation.

Deadline dates are listed on the Dermatology Section events page and is normally the 3 weeks before the meeting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Dermatology Section Hugh Wallace Registrars Prize

Submission Deadline: 27 June 2014
Meeting Date: N/A
Prize: £150
Open To: Dermatology Registrars who present at the meetings

Two prizes are awarded to dermatologists of registrar/senior registrar grade (or equivalent academic status) considered to have made the most outstanding contributions at the Section's meetings during the session preceding the year of award.

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Dermatology Section Louis Forman Scholarship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £400
Open To: Trainee Dermatologist (SpR or similar)

The prize shall be awarded to help fund their travel to present a research paper at an International Dermatological meeting. The result will be announced at the first (October) meeting of the Section each year. Award of the Prize shall remain the responsibility of the Dermatology Council of the Society. The submission date is to be confirmed.

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Dermatology Section Travel Grant for Trainees

Submission Deadline: 19 June 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £250 maximum per grant
Open To: Dermatology Trainees

On-going application.

Travel and registration to attend a dermatology section meeting at RSM. Trainees must be based at least a hospital 100 miles from RSM.

To request an application form, please email dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: N/A
Prize: £15,000
Open To: Fellows of the Royal Society of Medicine working in the UK or Ireland who are of specialist registrar or lecturer grade or equivalent or who are consultants within 3 years of their first consultant appointment.

The award is intended to cover expenses for travel abroad, to one or two centres, for a period of not less than 6 months, in pursuit of further study, research or clinical training relevant to the applicant's current interests. Candidates will be expected to take up the Fellowship between 1 January and 31 December 2014 .
Applicants should submit the following:

1. A completed summary sheet
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of current interests
4. Detailed proposal as to how the time abroad will be spent and where
5. Analysis of likely costs of period abroad, and statement of need for funding.
6. Names of two referees
7. Supporting statement(s) from the proposed host centre(s)

The candidate should confirm that their employing authority will grant study leave if the application is successful.
Interviews will be held on Monday 9 December 2013.

The candidate awarded the Fellowship will be expected to provide a written report no later than 30 June 2014 about the work undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship and to present at an appropriate RSM educational meeting.
Click here to download an application form

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: joanna.rose@rsm.ac.uk

Emergency Medicine Section Essay Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 27 June 2014
Prize: £750 & 1 year's RSM Membership
Open To: All Medical Practitioners below Consultant

Essay Prize Paper Award is awarded annually for distinguished research work in the specialty. The previously unpublished research will be presented at a clinical meeting of the Section. Submissions must include a summary of the work (not more than 3000 words) as well as the applicant's curriculum vitae

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

Emergency Medicine Section Students' Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 27 June 2014
Prize: £500 & 1 year's membership to the RSM
Open To: Medical Students

This prize is to contribute towards the cost of an elective abroad, with the intention of gaining experience in the practice of emergency medicine.
Applications should provide details of the proposed elective abroad in no more than 1000 words. They should also provide a current curriculum vitae. After returning from the elective, the winner will be invited to give a presentation at one of the meetings of the Section.

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

Epidemiology & Public Health Section Brooke Bursary Award

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 2 prizes of £800
Open To: Undergraduate students of a UK university going on an elective module abroad related to public health or epidemiology or students taking a postgraduate degree such as an MSc in Public Health or similar at a UK university who plan to travel abroad on an elective module as part of that degree (This award is not open to PhD students).

Applications should be no longer than 750 words
Applications should be for visits abroad to be made within twelve months of the closing date.
Submissions will be marked on the basis of (i) public health relevance of the project (ii) the methodology of the proposed project and (iii) evidence of Supervisory input"

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: epidemiology@rsm.ac.uk

Epidemiology & Public Health Section Young Epidemiologists Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £250
Open To: Any medical / non-medical epidemiologist or public health practitioner under the age of 40 years

You must submit a short paper of no more than 1,000 words addressing a public health issue relating to a project you have conducted, preferably using Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion headings

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: epidemiology@rsm.ac.uk

General Practice with Primary Health Care Section and CAIPE John Horder Award

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2014
Meeting Date: 18 September 2014
Prize: Prize: £1500 (awarded to the winning team)
Open To: Open to: An interprofessional team working within the primary health care community

Word count: 4000 words (per submission and not per document)

The award is being offered jointly by the Section of General Practice with Primary Health Care and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)

Submission:

Applicants are asked to produce two documents:

1. Factual and descriptive report on all or part of their professional team working being presented for consideration

2. Evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional team working

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The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes and designed to improve patient care.

The winning team will be asked to present their paper during the 34th GP update forum, taking place between Monday 15 and Friday 19 September 2014

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: gp@rsm.ac.uk

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section John Fry Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 9 July 2014
Prize: £300
Open To: Submissions are open to the following: GP registrars, postgraduate students based in primary care, medical students and other undergraduates from professional groups involved in primary care, and patients with experiences from primary care

The submission should be between 2500 and 3000 words and be well referenced.

The submission should be one of the following:
1. An account of an audit or research project carried out in primary care.
2. A reflective account of a health consultation in your primary care practice.
3. A reflective account of an example of team working in primary care.

The submission will be judged on the following criteria:
- Does the paper, in the spirit of John Fry, positively inform best practice involving members of the primary health and social care community, with reference to:
- Accessibility, clarity, cogency and relevance
- Rigour, reliability and replicability- if quantitative research
Or
- Transferability, confirmability and dependability- if qualitative research
Or
- Clarification of relevant issues, development of alternative approaches, informing future practice - if reflective account
- Improving practice
- Contributing to evidence based practice within and between professions
- Lessons learned enhancing understanding of team roles and relationships in research and practice

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: gp@rsm.ac.uk

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section A C Comfort Essay Prize

Submission Deadline: 24 April 2014
Meeting Date: 24 June 2014
Prize: £300
Open To: Open to: Medical Students (pre-clinical and clinical) and practitioners within 5 years since qualification.

The prize will be awarded to the best essay of 4-5000 words (excluding references) on any aspect of ageing.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section Trainees' Prize - Clinical Case Presentations

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Prize: £100 for Oral winner and £50 for Poster winner
Open To: Trainees in old age psychiatry and elderly medicine presenting Clinical Case Presentations

Entrants are asked to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words on the subject in elderly medicine or old age psychiatry. The cases submitted should demonstrate diagnostic or management problems relevant to older people. Out of the 10 shortlisted 5 will be invited to give an oral presentation and 5 will be invited to give a poster presentation.

All submissions and submission forms must be sent electronically in MS Word format, and a second copy faxed or posted with signatures if necessary.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section Trainees' Prize: Clinical governance and audit prize

Submission Deadline: 24 April 2014
Meeting Date: 24 June 2014
Prize: The prizes are £100 for best oral presentation and £50 for best poster.
Open To: Trainees in geriatric medicine, old age psychiatry or social sciences

Abstract submission of no more than 250 words are invited for this meeting which will feature audit, clinical governance, quality improvement and research projects relevant to the care of older people work by trainees.

Entries should feature work relevant to the care of older people. Abstracts will be shortlisted for poster or short oral presentations at the RSM at this meeting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Global Health Elective Report Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200
Open To: All medical students at recognised teaching institutions within the UK or Republic of Ireland, and foundation year doctors

Have you recently undertaken a medical elective in the UK or overseas?
Or if you are going on an elective shortly then, this is a great opportunity for you to win £200 and enhance your CV.

For more information and to enter the competition please visit the RSM Global Health Website: www.rsm.ac.uk/globalhealth

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: global.health@rsm.ac.uk

Global Health Young Leaders Award

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 2 grants of £700 to take an elective in Harare, Zimbabwe
Open To: All medical, midwifery or nursing students in his/her 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th year at recognised teaching institutions within the UK or Republic of Ireland, and with a minimum of 1 year clinical training at the time of application.

Entrants must:
1. Submit an essay of 1,500 words (+/-10%) on the given topic via our dedicated page: www.rsm.ac.uk/globalhealth/award.php.
Topic of the essay: 'Managing patients with HIV in communities with severely limited resources'

2. Submit an abstract between 150 and 250 words on the given topic via our dedicated page: www.rsm.ac.uk/globalhealth/award.php.

The award ceremony will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine on 28th March 2012, the last day of the RSM Global Health Conference.

Registration is based on the following information being provided: title, name, telephone number, email address, year of study, university, RSM member status and submission of the essay which includes a) title; b) abstract and c) main text.

Visit the RSM Global Health website for terms and conditions. www.rsm.ac.uk/globalhealth/terms.php.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: global.health@rsm.ac.uk

Helal and Harries prize

Submission Deadline: 9 May 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: TBC
Open To: Doctors in training, allied health professionals, medical students and intercalated students

Abstracts should describe the applicant's own work on a subject relevant to Sport and Exercise Medicine. The prize is open to doctors in training, allied health professionals, medical students and intercalated students and will be awarded for presentations of original work. The work must not have been previously published. Short-listed candidates will be required to present their work at the Royal Society of Medicine, the date to be confirmed.

The prize will be awarded for the best presentation at the 'Exercise Medicine' meeting on Friday 20 June 2014 - Saturday 21 June 2014 and will be accompanied by a certificate.

Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should describe the background to the work, methods, results and conclusions. They should be accompanied by a supporting letter from a consultant or supervisor and sent to sport@rsm.ac.uk

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: sports@rsm.ac.uk

History of Medicine Section Norah Schuster Essay Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 1 May 2014
Prize: £100 book token and a year's membership of the RSM.
Open To: Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental students.

This prize will be awarded for the best essay or essays submitted on any subject related to the history of medicine, including medical science. Essays should be no longer than 5,000 words and the standard should be comparable to a third year dissertation. A 500-word summary should also be submitted along with the full essay. This should not merely be an abstract: it should outline not only the topic under discussion, the aims and principal conclusions of your research, but also the sources you have consulted. Preliminary short-listing of the essays will be performed on the basis of these summaries.

Entries that do not follow these instructions will not be considered.

Essays and completed application forms should be sent electronically in MS Word format to history@rsm.ac.uk. In addition, please send a signed copy of the application form together with a statement confirming your current status as medical/dental student by post to the Academic Department of the RSM.

The winners will be asked to present a 15 minute summary of their essay at the Norah Schuster Prize evening.

Check list for applicants:

>Separate title page with author's name
> Essay, with word count (max. 5,000 words)
> Summary of the essay, no longer than 500 words
> Completed application form
> Submission of title page, essay, summary and application form by email
>Signed application form and confirmation that you are eligible to enter sent by post

You can download guidelines on style and presentation here:
http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/awards/downloads/ns-prize-guidelines.pdf

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: history@rsm.ac.uk

Intellectual Disability Forum Junior Professional Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 27 May 2014
Prize: One year's subscription to the RSM
Open To: Practising junior doctors, or junior members of any other health care profession within 3 years of postgraduate qualification, working in the UK or the Republic of Eire. The candidate need not be a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The prize is awarded for the best essay, project report or other piece of work concerned with furthering the welfare of children or adults with intellectual disability.

Submissions should not be more than 3000 words.

Submissions must also be accompanied by a letter from the author's supervisor or line manager, confirming that the author fulfils the criteria for entry. Only one paper may be submitted by any candidate in one year.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: intellectual.disability@rsm.ac.uk

Intellectual Disability Forum Student Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 27 May 2014
Prize: £125 book token and one year's membership to the RSM
Open To: Medical or dental student in the UK or the Republic of Eire. The candidate need not be a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

This prize will be awarded for the best essay, project report or other piece of work concerned with furthering the welfare of children or adults with intellectual disability. Submissions should not be more than 1500 words.

A letter from the student's academic institution must accompany all submissions, confirming that the author is a medical student. Only one paper may be submitted by any candidate in one year.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: intellectual.disability@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology & Rhinology Section Ian Mackay rhinology essay prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £1000
Open To: All trainees and consultants within 1-2 years of appointment in the UK or Republic of Eire

This prize is to be awarded for an original essay on "Osteitis - the modern theory of sinusitis", submissions should be no more than 2000 words in length. The essay should be anonymous with a covering letter supplied with contact details.
Only one paper may be submitted in any one year by any applicant.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology & Rhinology Section Research Prize

Submission Deadline: 18 April 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The prize is worth up to £1250 and enables the winner to attend a meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in the USA.
Open To: UK registrars and senior registrars in otolaryngology and consultants within one year of appointment

To enter this prize please submit for assessment your three best publications from the last five years together with a CV.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology & Rhinology Section short paper and poster prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Short paper prize - new edition of Tips and Tricks in Endocrine Surgery
Poster prize - new edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat
Open To: All trainees and consultants within 2 years of appointment

Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation.

Abstract chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed. Therefore abstracts will need to comply to the JLO guidelines:
- Abstract should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured.
- Key Words are used to index the article.
- Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used.
For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology & Rhinology Section Travel and Equipment Grants

Submission Deadline: 18 April 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Each award will be up to £1000
Open To: Trainees and consultants

Applicants are asked to provide a current CV and details of the centre to be visited or the equipment required. The travel awards are for short-term visits only and confirmation that the centre you are visiting would be willing to participate is also required.. For both travel and equipment awards the selection committee will be looking for 'originality of purpose'.

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Email: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Medical Genetics Section The Alan Emery Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: N/A
Prize: £500 for current RSM members (or £300 and 1 year free membership to the RSM for non-members)
Open To: Open to all individuals in accredited training or research posts in the UK.

The prize is to be awarded for a published research article in medical genetics. The article should have been published in a peer reviewed journal in the last 2 years and the applicant should be the principal author. Entry is invited from all individuals in accredited training or research posts in the UK. Entries should consist of a full copy of the published article and the applicant's C.V. with a covering letter explaining, in their own words, the significance of the publication.

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Email: genetics@rsm.ac.uk

Military Medicine Section Colt Foundation research prize

Submission Deadline: 30 October 2014
Meeting Date: 11 December 2014
Prize: 1st: £200, 2nd: £100 (x5)
Open To: Medical Officers in any training grade in general practice, Occupational Medicine, Public Health or hospital-based specialties are eligible to enter a submission which may be based on their research or audit projects, including those used in GP Training Programmes.

Submissions will be judged according to general interest, clinical, scientific and military relevance, the value of the hypothesis, study design, scientific and statistical rigour, background and references, originality, impact on policy development and quality of presentation and illustration.

Submissions will then be sent on to the Defence Postgraduate Dean where they will convene a Selection Panel and those selected to present their work will be informed by 14 November 2014. 

Submissions must be in the form of an abstract which should identify the author(s), unit or affiliation and the title of the presentation. The substance of the abstract (max 250 words) should reflect the principal sections of the proposed presentation i.e.: background, hypothesis, materials and methods, results and discussion. Abstracts must be typed in English in double line spacing using 12 point font size. 

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Email: military.medicine@rsm.ac.uk

Nephrology Section David Oliviera Medical Student Award

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200
Open To: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialisms

The section invites Trainees and Fellows to submit clinical abstracts in the area of clinical research, case series or individual case histories. Clinical cases or pedigrees should demonstrate novel clinical findings, illustrate classic conditions in new or unusual ways, and illuminate or expand knowledge concerning physiology, cell biology, genetics, radiology, or molecular mechanisms. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Successful candidates will be considered for a 15 minute presentation with five minutes for discussion or a poster presentation. The prize of £200 will be awarded to the best oral presentation and considered to represent the Nephrology Section in the Wesleyan Assurance Young Trainee of the Year Award 2013.

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Email: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk

Nephrology Section Images in Nephrology

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200
Open To: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialisms

This award supports the visual representation and communication of renal medicine. Images representing nephrology in regard to diagnostic procedures (renal histology), interventional radiology, basic science or clinical settings should be submitted in jpeg format. The winning image will receive £200 and be used to represent the Nephrology Section.

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Email: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk

Nephrology Section Rosemarie Baillod Clinical Award

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200
Open To: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialisms

The section invites Trainees and Research Fellows to submit clinical abstracts in the area of clinical research, case series or individual case histories. Clinical cases or pedigrees should demonstrate novel clinical findings, illustrate classic conditions in new or unusual ways, and illuminate or expand knowledge concerning physiology, cell biology, genetics, radiology, or molecular mechanisms. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. The prize of £200 will be awarded to the best 15 minute presentation, with an additional five minutes of discussion at the presentation meeting

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Email: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk

Nephrology Section Stewart Cameron Science Award

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200
Open To: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialisms

Abstract submissions are invited from Trainees and Fellows for the Stuart Cameron Science Award. The prize is for the best presentation of a research project in clinical or basic science. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and concern a recent or current research project. Successful candidates will be considered for a 15 minute presentation with five minutes for discussion or a poster presentation. The winning oral presentation shall be awarded £200 and considered to represent the Nephrology Section in the Wesleyan Assurance Young Trainee of the Year Award 2013.

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Email: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dame Josephine Barnes Award

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £100
Open To: All Medical Students

Essays should be submitted with the following title: 'Discuss the obstetric complications of obesity and how these may be minimised'. Essays should be no longer than 1000 words.

Submissions from medical undergraduates are invited for the Dame Josephine Barnes essay prize in obstetrics and gynaecology. The winner of the prize will receive £100 and will be expected to make an eight minute presentation on the topic of their essay at the trainees meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine on Friday 28 February 2014.

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Email: obstetrics@rsm.ac.uk

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section Herbert Reiss Trainees Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Short papers - 1st: £150, 2nd: £100. Posters - 1st: £100, 2nd: £75
Open To: SpRs in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Abstracts of no more than 300 words will be accepted. Submitted abstracts will be short listed to poster and oral presentations for the meeting.

Submitters of the six best abstracts will be asked to give an eight minute scientific presentation relating to our specialty (plus three minutes for questions). We will be awarding a first prize of £150 and the runner-up will be awarded a prize of £100. In addition, studies submitted but not selected for oral presentation will be eligible to be presented as posters, with a prize of £100 for the best poster and £75 for the runner-up.

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Email: og@rsm.ac.uk

Odontology Section President's Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 12 May 2014
Prize: Best research paper: £100. Best clinical paper: £100.
Open To: Trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years of the date of the presentation

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited to present a short scientific paper or case report.

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Email: odontology@rsm.ac.uk

Oncology Section Sylvia Lawler Prize

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014
Meeting Date: 18 June 2014
Prize: Two prizes of £500 to oral presenters and one prize of £50 voucher to poster presenter
Open To: All scientists and clinicians in training

Abstracts (200 word limit) are invited from scientists and clinicians in training, themed on a clinical or basic scientific research project. Two prizes will be awarded for the best scientific paper and the best clinical paper, in addition, one poster presenter will be awarded with a £50 voucher.

The top six abstracts will be selected for oral presentations; a panel of judges will determine the best oral presentation and two applicants will be awarded the Sylvia Lawler Prize at the end of the meeting. Additionally, high quality abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be invited for poster presentations during the meeting.

A panel of judges will determine the best oral presentation and Sylvia Lawler Prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting.

High quality abstracts will also be selected for poster presentations and one winner will be nominated to enter the Wesleyan Young Trainee of the Year Award 2012-2013, to have the opportunity to win up to £3000.

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Email: oncology@rsm.ac.uk

Ophthalmology Section students and trainees prize

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014
Meeting Date: 12 June 2014
Prize: Best Poster: £150, Best Paper: £150
plus the Dermot Pierse prize of one years subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology to the overall winner
Open To: Medical students and doctors in training

Opportunity to present research work and case reports to a knowledgeable and critical audience at a Section meeting. Papers accepted would be considered for publication in the JRSM. Abstracts should be sent of a maximum 300 words.

1 submission per person only. The judges will then select 8 oral finalists and 30 poster finalists.

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Email: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

Ophthalmology Section travelling fellowship bursary

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014
Meeting Date: 12 June 2014
Prize: Total fund available £1000, prizes can be between £500 and £1000
Open To: British based Ophthalmologists travelling abroad and foreign Ophthalmologists travelling to the UK

Travelling fellowships are offered for British-based ophthalmologists travelling abroad to further the study or advancement of ophthalmology or for foreign ophthalmologists visiting the UK for the same purpose. Applications are considered twice a year, in December and in May.

Travelling Fellows may be required by the Council of the Section to lecture at a meeting of the Section on their experiences during the period of the award.

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Email: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section short paper prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 21 May 2014
Prize: £100
Open To: All trainees in relevant specialties

Papers should be a on the topic related to the treatment of facial deformity.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding title, authors and references) and should clearly state the title of paper; names of authors and affiliations. The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation at the meeting on Wednesday 21 May 2014.

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Email: omfs@rsm.ac.uk

Orthopaedics Section President's Prize Papers

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014
Meeting Date: 19 June 2014
Prize: Clinical paper prize: 1st £600.00, 2nd £400.00, 3rd £200
Open To: Orthopaedic Students and Trainees

Papers describing original (not previously published) work will be judged by a small panel including the President. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted.

Shortlisted papers will be picked based on the 300 abstract, the top selection of these will be asked to give a presentation at the event on the 19 June 2014. The winner and runner up of the prize will be judged on their presentation.

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Email: orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk

Otology Section Matthew Yung short paper and poster prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £1000 to the winner of the short paper prize to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas.
New edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat to the winner of the poster prize.
Open To: All Trainees and Consultants within 2 years of appointment.

Abstracts should submitted by email. Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation.

Abstract chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed. Therefore abstracts will need to comply to the JLO guidelines:
- Abstract should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured.
- Key Words are used to index the article.
- Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used.
For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

Otology Section Norman Gamble Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £1500. Grant in aid of research in Otology
Open To: British citizens, both lay and medical

The grant may be given to:
1. Persons who apply for a grant in order that they may carry out a specific piece of work.
2. Selected workers chosen by the sub-committee of award to carry out certain specified work of its selection.

Applications for the Grant should submit:
a) A short CV, including previous research experience
b) A grant application on not more than two A4 sides of paper, including a statement as to whether the grant is for a specific purchase (eg. Equipment or staff time) or to support the general expenses of a research worker.

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Email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

Otology Section temporal bone competition

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: A place on the 2014 Cambridge Advance Otology course (normally costing £1000). Sponsored by Medtronic
Open To: All Trainees

The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity for mainly senior trainees to compete in temporal bone dissection in preparation for the FRCS clinical exam. Participants have a half day sitting in which they are asked to carry out set dissections. Drilling techniques and progress through dissections are critiqued by experts in the field of otology. Trainees will be asked questions during the dissection in order to simulate the temporal bone drilling station in the FRCS examination. The competition is FREE to all RSM members and is also open to non-RSM members at a cost of £150. There are places for 16 participants. Although priority is given to those that are approaching the FRCS exam, the competition is open to trainees at all stages. In order to register an interest in the competition, please download and complete the application form and return it to Charlie Huins at charlie@huins.co.uk


Download Application Form

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

Otology Section Training Scholarships

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Up to £1,000
Open To: Trainee members of the Otology Section

Applicants are expected to forward a covering letter (of up to 2 A4 pages) to include the costs of the centre to be visited, a current CV (of no more than 2 pages in length) and a reference from their Training Programme Director.

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Email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

Otology Section Travel Grants

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: On each application
Open To: Trainee members of the Section of Otology who live more than 50 miles from the RSM

Travel grant to attend RSM Otology Section meetings. Applicants should submit a letter of no more than 2 A4 pages in length detailing their expenses and which meeting they would like to attend and why. Applications will be accepted up to 2 weeks before each Section meeting.

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Email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

Paediatrics & Child Health Alex Russell Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The best oral presentation will be awarded the Alex Russell Prize of £150.00
Open To: Paediatric Trainees

A case summary, no longer than two sides of A4, should be submitted by email to Andrea Török on paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

The application form can be downloaded from http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/awards/

A maximum of 4 case reports will be selected for oral presentation.

The case presentations will take place on Tuesday 18 February 2014 during the Neurology and neurodevelopment and Alex Russell Prize meeting.

All presenters will be invited to attend the day meeting free of charge.

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Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Paediatrics & Child Health Section Sam Tucker Fellowship

Submission Deadline: 14 April 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The Section will finance RSM Trainees membership fees for a period of up to 6 years for individuals with an academic record of achievement.

A maximum of 2 Fellowships will be awarded each year.
Open To: * Individuals for whom less than ten years have elapsed since they obtained their primary medical qualification.
* Doctors who can demonstrate firm evidence of a commitment to a career in Paediatrics and Child Health. Should have MRCPCH be on ST programme and have an academic record (higher degree eg MD, PhD or peer reviewed paper(s)).
* Candidates should be proposed by a section member. Any trainee not having a proposer could approach the RSM Paediatric Council.


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The Section of Paediatrics & Child Health are keen to promote academic paediatrics and so have created this new award for young doctors who are less than 10 years post graduation.

The successful candidate(s) will become Member/s of Council of the Section for 2 years. They will be expected to attend council meetings and submit a paper at 1 meeting (either an RSM meeting or meeting approved by the section) every 2 years.

The winner (s) will also receive £250.

How to apply
Please send your curriculum vitae and a signed covering letter from the proposer to the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health Council, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE no later than Monday 14 April 2014.

Selection process
The Council of Paediatrics & Child Health Section will select the winning candidate(s) from a list of eligible trainees. The selection committee will comprise of the President Elect, Secretary Elect and Treasurer.
The name of successful applicant(s) will be presented to council at the AGM on 17 June 2014 for approval.

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Paediatrics & Child Health Section Trainees Tim David Prize

Submission Deadline: 14 April 2014
Meeting Date: 17 June 2014
Prize: First prize: £150.00, one year's subscription to the RSM (worth up to around £200.00) and membership of the Council of the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health for one year. There will also be a second prize of £100.00
Open To: Paediatric trainees

A case summary, no longer than two sides of A4 should be submitted by email to Andrea Török on paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

The application form can be downloaded from http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/awards/

A maximum of 4 case reports will be selected for oral presentation. The presentations will take place on 17 June 2014 as part of the Acute paediatrics + Tim David Prize + AGM meeting.

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Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Palliative Care Section MSc/MA research prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: There will be 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize. 1st prize £250 plus a years free membership, 2nd prize £100 and 3rd prize £50. Poster prize £50
Open To: All students either currently studying, or within 18 months of completion, of MSc or MA in Palliative Medicine or an allied discipline, are eligible to apply. Applications will be anonymised and peer reviewed on merit to select abstracts for oral presentation

Abstracts should be structured with a maximum 300 word limit. Please include title, author, institution, contact details together with name and contact email for supervisor who should have approved submission.

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Email: palliative@rsm.ac.uk

Pathology Section Presidents' Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200
Open To: Junior pathologists and young scientists in the field of pathology (not above Senior Registrar, Grade B Clinical Scientists or equivalent grade) who are members of the Section or who are sponsored by a member of the Section

This prize will be given in the current academic year, however an abstract deadline has yet to be confirmed, For further information please contact pathology@rsm.ac.uk

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Email: pathology@rsm.ac.uk

Patient Safety students and trainees prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £100 for best oral presentation and £50 for best poster
Open To: All students and trainees

Submissions should consist of no more than 250 words and will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. Each abstract should define a problem in the hospital or community setting related to patient safety and describe a solution for the problem stated. Submissions can be based on audits, quality improvement projects or prototypes of new devices or software that may be useful in patient safety.

Abstracts that rate highly on originality, clarity, show significant improvement in patient safety and impact at a national or international level, will have a higher likelihood of selection for oral presentations.

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Email: patient@rsm.ac.uk

Psychiatry Section Mental Health Foundation Research Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £750 and £100
Open To: Open to all psychiatrists in accredited training or research posts in the UK at the time of publication

This prize is to be awarded for the most outstanding published paper reporting original research work by the principal author in the last year.

Entries should consist of a full copy of the published article or the article and letter of acceptance from the publisher and the applicant's C.V. with a covering letter explaining, in their own words, the significance of the publication.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk

Psychiatry Section Student and Trainee Awards

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1 year of membership to the RSM and a cash award for outstanding contributions
Open To: Medical Students and Foundation and Specialist Trainees

Show your potential as an outstanding psychiatrist for the future.

Submissions should consist of an anonymised case history or series, a research report, an essay or elective report of up to 3000 words; reflecting your experience and interests in psychiatry. Your career stage will be taken into consideration when judging. Submissions should also include a summary CV and covering letter.

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Email: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk

Quality in Healthcare Section Quality Improvement Travelling Fellowship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £1500 to enable the recipient to travel internationally to a host organisation as organised by the Council. This year we are offering a split two-week attachment to South Africa that will be spent at COHSASA in Cape Town and The Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in Durban.
The winner will be invited to return at the 2012 Pioneer lecture to present their perspectives on their fellowship.
Open To: Anyone working in healthcare in the UK: There is no requirement to be a member of any particular profession or organisation

Applicants are asked to provide a curriculum vitae which highlights their work on or contribution to quality improvement, and a statement of up to 600 words outlining how they would propose to use the travel fellowship to further both their own personal development and their work on and contribution to quality improvement in the UK.
The recipient will be encouraged to write a paper for a suitable journal which draws on his or her experiences and shares the learning he/she has gained with a wider audience.
The ideal candidate will have specific interests in quality in health care and will be able to clearly benefit from understanding quality improvement in the South African health system.
During the two weeks the fellow will be participating in the educational activities of the centre and will be a part of accreditation survey/s in South African hospital/s.

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Email: quality@rsm.ac.uk

Radiology Section Finzi Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1st £500 other prizes may be given for exceptional contributions
Open To: All SpRs Radiologists and Radiotherapists training in the UK and Northern Ireland with a limit of one paper from each hospital.

Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of their work, which must be no longer than 250 words in length along with a 50 word outline of their personal contribution to the work. Short-listed applicants will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation of their work at an RSM Radiology Section meeting.

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Email: radiology@rsm.ac.uk

Respiratory Medicine Section Medical Student Elective Bursary

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: N/A
Prize: £500 and a certificate + 1 year membership
Open To: To be eligible for the bursary, candidates must be undergraduates from a recognised medical school within the United Kingdom who intend to go on an elective module related to Respiratory Medicine during the year 2013-14. The application must not be retrospective.

A description of the elective module should be made in less than 500 words must be submitted.

Judging will be anonymous and will be made by a panel of Respiratory physicians nominated by the council. Their deliberations are confidential and the decision final.
The judging will be based on the contribution of the student to the project, the originality of the work and the feasibility of the project. The project should have relevance to the development and future career of the applicant.

The author of the two best abstract will be expected to give a short presentation, relating to their elective experiences to the Section council.

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Email: respiratory@rsm.ac.uk

Respiratory Medicine Section Young Respiratory Investigator Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £500 Trainee award) £250 (student award) + 1 year RSM membership
Open To: Both Medical Students and SpR/ST trainees will be eligible for this award.

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of clinical or scientific research in which they are involved. Selected abstracts will be presented at the RSM to the Respiratory Section council.

There will be one prize each for a medical student and a respiratory trainee. The student must be still studying and the trainee still in training at the time of application for the prize. Judging will be anonymous and will be made by a panel of Respiratory physicians nominated by the council. Their deliberations are confidential and the decision final. The judging will be based on the contribution of the applicant, the originality, quality and scientific basis of the work.

Abstracts must be less than 500 words.

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Email: respiratory@rsm.ac.uk

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section Barbara Ansell Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1st: £200, 2nd: £100
Open To: Rheumatology Specialist Registrars and Research Fellows

Subject matter may include case series, or individual case reports and should be no more than 300 words in length (excluding title and affiliations).

Up to 4 abstracts will be selected, each for a 15 minute presentation.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section Eric Bywaters Prize

Submission Deadline: 4 June 2014
Meeting Date: 7 May 2014
Prize: £200
Open To: Rheumatology Specialist Registrars and Research Fellows

Up to four of the best abstracts will be selected for a ten-minute oral presentation with an additional five minutes for discussion.

The abstract should be no more than 300 words relating to the subject of clinical or laboratory research.

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Email: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section Kovacs Travelling Fellowship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The fellowship is to the value of up to £2000 and the successful candidates will be expected to visit clinical or academic units in the USA in autumn 2014. After returning, the Fellow will be expected to give a short paper about the visit at a suitable meeting of the Section.

Abstracts should be submitted on a topic of the candidate's choice in the field of rheumatology but must fall within the following categories of Clinical Cases, Audits or Research Presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with your curriculum vitae and candidates will be expected to outline the benefits that would derive from the Travelling Fellowship.
Open To: Candidates should be active in the field of Rheumatology within the United Kingdom and Ireland but need not be medically qualified. There is no age limit but preference will be given to those in training grades or within five years of a consultant appointment.

Abstracts should be submitted on a topic of the candidate's choice in the field of rheumatology but must fall within the following categories of Clinical Cases, Audits or Research Presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with your curriculum vitae and candidates will be expected to outline the benefits that would derive from the Travelling Fellowship. Candidates may submit more than one paper however if successful only your highest scoring paper can be presented.

Submission should be sent to regions@rsm.ac.uk

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Email: regions@rsm.ac.uk

SMG Research Presentation Prize

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Oral: 1st: £300, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £100.
Open To: RSM Student Members only, and those within six months of qualifying.

Abstracts of original research undertaken during undergraduate studies will be considered. The research studies may be basic science or clinical projects. The prize is not intended for research undertaken as part of a PhD degree.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words, underlining the main author who must be the person presenting the paper. Only one presenter will be accepted for each paper. Only one submission per main author.

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Email: students@rsm.ac.uk

Surgery Section Adrian Tanner Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 13 June 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: All surgical trainees

Clinical case reports should be submitted for this prize. Short listed candidates will be expected to present their papers at the President's Day in June 2014.

The report should indicate the multidisciplinary nature of the care of a surgical patient and should not be more than 500 words with a maximum of 5 references.

Abstracts previously presented at another meeting should be declared.

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Email: surgery@rsm.ac.uk

Surgery Section John Dawson Medical Student Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 13 June 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Medical students

Candidates should submit case reports in the form of an abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstracts are short listed and the best presentation is awarded the prize and will be required to present their paper at the annual President's Day in June.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: surgery@rsm.ac.uk

Surgery Section MIA Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 13 June 2014
Prize: £250 (to enable the recipient to attend the annual "Out-of Town" meeting of the Section of Surgery, in either the UK or overseas)
Open To: Surgical registrars

Please submit laboratory based research papers. Abstracts are short listed and will be invited to present at the Section meeting on President's day in June. The best presentation at the meeting will be awarded the prize.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: surgery@rsm.ac.uk

Surgery Section Norman Tanner Prize and Glaxo Travelling Fellowship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £250 plus the Norman Tanner Medal. Runner up - £250 Glaxo Travelling Fellowship
Open To: Surgeons in training

Please submit clinically oriented papers involving clinical research, multidisciplinary care and audit leading to improved patients' care. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words +/- 10%.

Abstracts are short listed and the best presentation is awarded the Norman Tanner medal plus prize money. The runner-up will receive the Glaxo Travelling Fellowship of £250.

The prize money awarded to the winning Norman Tanner and Glaxo Traveling Fellowship presenters will enable the recipients to attend the annual "Out-of-Town" meeting of the Section of Surgery in either the UK or overseas.

The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm, Tuesday 17 September 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present at the Presidential Address on Tuesday 29 October 2013.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: surgery@rsm.ac.uk

The Harvey prize

Submission Deadline: 16 July 2014
Meeting Date: 10 September 2014
Prize: First prize; £150 plus one year's membership of the RSM: Second prize; £100
Open To: Trainees

Abstracts are invited for The Harvey Prize of The Royal Society of Medicine Vascular Section.
Abstracts from those of a trainee grade only of clinical cases pertaining to vascular medicine, vascular and endovascular surgery should be submitted. Those invited to present must also register to attend the meeting at a subsidised rate.

Only one paper per person can be submitted.

Short listed candidates will be invited to give an oral presentation at the above meeting at 4.00pm on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.
All submission forms must be sent electronically in MS Word format.
Abstract submission forms can be downloaded from our website at www.rsm.ac.uk/awards.
Please send abstracts to the Vascular Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine by email only: vascular@rsm.ac.uk

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: vascular@rsm.ac.uk

The SMG Sidney Linton Prize

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1st: £250, 2nd : A year's free RSM membership
Open To: RSM student members only

**TOPIC: "Electrophysiology principles behind the ECG" A basic approach. **

The Sidney Linton Prize is an opportunity for medical students to explore novel ways to teach cardiology through peer produced resources. For this prize we ask participants to take a pre-determined theme and identify different ways to convey the information in the form of an e-resource for a medical student audience. It is designed to test the understanding of participants of core material as well as their ability to convey the information they decide to include.

The form this e-resource can take is open and possible formats include (but not exclusively):
- Poster (A3)
- A4 Leaflet (Front and back)
- Video (5 min)
- Podcast/audio recording (10min)

SUBMISSION REGULATIONS
1. Full names of all authors must be given
2. Individuals making submissions must sign a liability/copyright form to allow for publication of the resource online if the submission is successfully shortlisted and also ensure that the Royal Society of Medicine is absolved from any charges made against the video /leaflet/poster.
3. The accuracy/validity of the information used in the resource must be signed off by a cardiologist/consultant and is the responsibility of the participant to ensure this is completed alongside the submission as the resource will not be marked otherwise. The form to do this is enclosed with the entry form.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: students@rsm.ac.uk

Trainees' Committee Medical Authors Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 6 June 2014
Prize: Mentoring from OUP editorial team to help you develop your idea into a fully worked proposal as well as an introduction to the publication process.
£100 book vouchers
Signed copies of OHCM and Clinical Medicine.
Open To: All trainees and students

Applicants should submit a brief outline (no more than 1 side of A4) of their idea for a book proposal to be presented at the meeting's Dragon Den by the deadline. The idea will be shortlisted by the meeting organizing committee and the top 4 applicants will selected to pitch their proposal ideas within a 5 minute window to the Dragons, who will be an expert panel from the UK.

The Dragons will know nothing of the idea until it is presented to them on the day. They will be under no obligation to officially represent their publishing house or to accept the proposal officially.

Dragon's will vote on whether to accept or decline the proposal. There will also be an audience vote on whether they would like to see the idea published. A weighted score from the Dragons and the audience will decide the overall winner.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: trainees@rsm.ac.uk

Trainees' Committee The John Glyn Trainees' Prize

Submission Deadline: 18 July 2014
Meeting Date: 18 September 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Trainees from any hospital or primary care specialty

Abstracts must be of no more than 200 words including Objective, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. All submissions must be submitted via email in MS Word format. Applicants must be the primary authors of the original project. Successful applicants will present a poster or oral presentation.

Full names must be submitted by all co-authors of the paper

A previous relevant presentation at a recent scientific meeting/ publication of this abstract shall not inevitably preclude the entrant'(s) but must be declared"

SUBMISSION REGULATIONS

I. The John Glyn Prize is awarded for an audit project undertaken during training. Entries are welcomed from trainees from any Medical, Dental, Veterinary, hospital or primary care specialty (under the age of 40). Entries accepted will be from trainees within the tenth anniversary of the date of their primary professional qualification. We welcome entries from non-RSM trainees

II. We reserve the right to extend the submission deadline to a later date should the necessity arise

III. Entrants must indicate a 'principal' author on their initial submission form who must be the presenter of the work if the entry is successful. Principal authors must have done at least 50% of the work.

IV. Abstracts of no more than 200 words including Objective, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion must be submitted. More than one abstract per 'principal' author is allowed

V. All submissions must be the original work of the authors. A previous relevant presentation at a recent scientific meeting/ publication of this abstract shall not necessarily preclude the entrant(s) but must be declared

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: trainees@rsm.ac.uk

Urology Section prize 1 - Winter short papers prize (Clinical Uro- Radiological meeting)

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1st Prize: - £1500 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next Academic Session.
2nd prize: - £750 towards the RSM overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session.
3rd prize: - £500 towards the RSM overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session.
Open To: Urological and radiological trainees

The Section of Urology invites urological/radiological trainees to submit abstracts for this meeting. Abstracts should be the applicant's own work. It must not have been presented this work at a national or international meetings previously. The abstract word count must not be longer than 200 words in length. All subjects will be considered including interesting cases, clinical studies and high quality audit leading to organisational or clinical improvement . At the meeting there will be a mixture of posters with a single slide presentation summarising the poster and podium presentations on subjects that warrant a fuller explanation. Trainees should state which format best suits their submission and whether they are a member of The Urology Section (RSM), The Radiology Section (RSM) or neither. Non members are still welcome to apply.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: urology@rsm.ac.uk

Urology Section Prize 2 - Malcolm Coptcoat Spring short papers prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The best paper wins up to £1500 RSM travelling fellowship to the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session. Runner up prizes of a bursary towards the RSM overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session.
Open To: Urological trainees

Abstracts should be the applicant's own work, and must not be longer than 200 words in length. All subjects will be considered. This award is sponsored by the Malcolm Coptcoat Memorial Trust.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: urology@rsm.ac.uk

Urology Section Prize 3 - Professor Geoffrey D Chisholm CBE Communication Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 30 May 2014
Prize: 1st Prize: - £1500 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next Academic Session.
2nd prize: - £750 towards the RSM overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session.
3rd prize: - £500 towards the RSM overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session.
The winners name will also be engraved on a silver jug specially commissioned by Mrs Angela Chisholm, Geoffrey Chisholm's widow and held for one year by the winner. A presentation of personalised silver paper knife will also be awarded at the Presidential Address in October.
Open To: Urological trainees

The Geoffrey Chisholm Communication Prize is awarded in memory of Geoffrey Chisholm who was elected President of the Section but who was prevented by illness from taking up the post.

The Section of Urology invites abstracts, limited to no more than 200 words, for this prestigious award. The abstract must be on a urological topic. It does not have to be on original research but has to be on something that you have had a personal contribution in.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: urology@rsm.ac.uk

Urology Section Professor John Blandy Essay Prize for Medical Students

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: A bursary of £1,000 and an RSM award certificate
Open To: Medical students

Prizes are sponsored by the J and S Katz Charitable Trust. Professor John Blandy was an exceptional teacher and innovative urological surgeon. This prize is a memorial to him, kindly donated by the J and S Katz Charitable Trust to inspire medical students to consider urology within the busy curriculum of modern medical training. The first prize will be judged on an essay of 1,500 words in length. This year the title is "The role of simulation in urological training"
The prize will be awarded at the President's Day Meeting in Ipswich on May 30 2014 and includes a bursary of £1,000 and an RSM award certificate. Proxime Accessit will also receive a certificate.
Non-RSM members are welcome to apply.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to give a 10-15 minute presentation of their work at an RSM Urology Section meeting.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: urology@rsm.ac.uk

Urology Section Secretary's Prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £200 plus an RSM award certificate
Open To: The Secretary's prize is open to all pre-SpR training grades.

The prize will be given for a high quality Urological audit or novel work on service improvement or organisational change within Urology. The best abstracts will be presented as posters at the Spring Meeting, with the best 2 applicants being invited to give a short podium presentation, on the day. Abstracts should be 200 words in length. The prize, an RSM award certificate plus £200 will be awarded at the Presidents Day meeting. Non-RSM members are welcome to apply.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: urology@rsm.ac.uk

Venous Forum prize (Vascular Society)

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £250
Open To: Non consultants. Please note the closing dat is Monday 6th August 2012 at 4pm

For more information please go to http://www.annualmeeting.vascularsociety.org.uk
or contact:

Vascular Society Office
at: The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE

Tel: 020 7973 0306
Fax:020 7430 9235

Chief Executive: Jeanette Robey
Email: jeanette@vascularsociety.org.uk

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: venous@rsm.ac.uk

Venous Forum PUMP Priming Grant

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 23 April 2014
Prize: TBA
Open To: Trainee/specialists under 40 years of age at time of application

To apply, the candidate needs to supply:
a) Up to a 1000 word application outlining the research costs and aim of the potential benefit of the research to the phlebology and endovenous world.
b) Curriculum Vitae.
c) Letter from their Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist, supporting the application.
d) Completed RSM bursary form.
The successful candidate will be announced during the Annual Spring meeting of the Venous Forum in April 2014. The winner will be expected to attend the 2015 Spring meeting and present their work in a 10 minute presentation.

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: venous@rsm.ac.uk

Venous Forum Spring meeting prize

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 23 April 2014
Prize: Oral: 1st: £250; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £150
Poster: £200
Open To: Non Consultants

Abstracts should be structured (Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions) and be a maximum 250 words. Candidates short-listed will be asked to present an oral presentation at the Annual Spring meeting 2014. Candidates not selected for an oral presentation will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. Posters will be presented in an exhibition at the Annual Spring meeting 2014 and all accepted abstracts will be published in PHLEBOLOGY.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: venous@rsm.ac.uk

Venous Forum Travelling Fellowship

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this academic year has now passed, next year's deadline will be advertised when available
Meeting Date: 23 April 2014
Prize: TBA
Open To: All trainees

To apply, the candidate needs to supply:
a) Up to a 1000 word application outlining the trip, costs and aim of the potential benefit of their subsequent professional development.
b) Curriculum Vitae.
c) Letter from their Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist supporting their application.
d) Letter accepting the candidate in the centre/centres to be visited.
e) Completed RSM bursary form.
The successful candidate will be announced during the Annual Spring meeting of the Venous Forum in April 2014. The winner will be expected to attend the 2015 Spring meeting and present their work in a 10 minute presentation.

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: venous@rsm.ac.uk

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