About this event

  • Date and time Wed 20 Oct 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Medicine and Society

Reflect on the principles of patient partnership and patient care in this afternoon prize meeting. 

Medical students will have the opportunity to deliver a presentation on their reflections of the impact of the pandemic on themselves, other healthcare professionals and patients. We are also delighted to welcome Dr Bola Owolabi, Director - Health Inequalities NHS England and NHS Improvement, who will deliver the keynote lecture, exploring the importance of patient partnership in the training of our future doctors.


Medicine and Society Section: Doubleday student prize


  • First prize: £250 and a silver medal
  • Second prize: £150
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline

Saturday 31 July 2021

Open to

Medical students attending UK Medical Schools

Application guidelines

Students are asked to produce a reflective essay of no more than 1,000 words in font size 12 entitled 'Covid-19: from your experience how has this affected the patient experience and your training as a doctor'

The prize will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a deeper insight and self-awareness of the impact of the pandemic on themselves, other health care professionals and patients. All three prize winners will be invited to attend the in-person prize meeting on 20 October 2021. The 1st prize winner will be expected to give a presentation of their work at the meeting and must be available to attend.

Apply here.


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Standard pricing available until 20 October 2021.


RSM Member RSM Student RSM Trainee
£0.00 £0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Student Trainee
£0.00 £0.00 £0.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Robina Shah, President, RSM Medicine and Society Section

Prize announcements

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director Health Inequalities NHS England and NHS Improvement 

1st Prize winners’ presentation
Closing comments

Professor Humphrey Scott, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

Closing remarks and close of meeting

Professor Humphrey Scott


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom