Global Health Young Leaders Award - Terms and Conditions

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Entrance to the competition

  1. Entrants must:
    1. Submit an essay of 1,500 words (+/-10%) on the given topic via our dedicated page:
      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:
    3. Be a medical, midwifery or nursing student 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.
    4. Be an RSM Facebook fan (i.e. 'Like' the RSM on Facebook).
  2. The essay should not include any visuals or special characters.
  3. Only one entry per person.
  4. Entry is free of charge.
  5. Cash prizes are to be used towards your elective and preference will be give to electives in the field of HIV and related diseases. You could also use the funds on an elective organised by the RSM with the Cedar Clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. More information about the programme is to be provided at a later stage.
  6. The following are examples (but not an exhaustive list) of behaviour/action which is prohibited:
    1. Anything abusive or threatening
    2. Material which is sexist, racist, homophobic, obscene or likely to harass or cause distress or be disruptive
    3. Swearing
    4. Plagiarism
    5. Spamming
    6. Multiple posting
    7. Advertising
    8. Impersonation
  7. The selection process for the Global Health Young Leaders Award will be determined using a mix of social media and academic review. A maximum of ten shortlisted essays will be presented to the RSM Global Health Steering Group for final selection; a maximum of five essays will be shortlisted by a panel of global health experts and academics (each essay being read by at least two members of the panel) with a further five (maximum) essays selected by the greatest number of Facebook 'Likes' received.
  8. The submission deadline is 12.00 midday, Monday 13 February 2012.
  9. Results will be announced by 5.00pm, Monday 5 March 2012.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Prize winners

  1. The top five essays will receive a free year's RSM Student membership (or free renewal) and; 1st and 2nd: £700 (cash) each.
  2. The two best essays each receive a grant of £700 to be spent towards an elective.
  3. Within one month of their return to the UK, the first and second prize winners are expected to:
    1. Write a 500-word report on their experience.
    2. Provide the RSM with a copy receipt of what the grant has been used for.
    3. Both documents have to be sent to
  4. The RSM does not guarantee that the cash prizes will cover the full cost of the elective.
  5. The prizes can be used to contribute to: flights, living costs (food, accommodation, drinking water or filter), visas, vaccinations, anti-malarial medicine, medical and travel insurance and internal travels (list non-exhaustive).
  6. If proceeding with the elective in Harare then winning students will be put in touch with the relevant elective student coordinator at the time of final selection to arrange their elective.
  7. Electives have to be undertaken within 12 months of the grant's attribution.
  8. The best 2 essays will be published on the RSM Global Health website.