Global Health Young Leaders Award 2014

Win a grant of £500 to put towards a medical elective or overseas project!
Write a 3,000-word essay on The ethical dimensions of participating in a medical elective in a resource poor setting’ Please include an abstract (150-250 words) and an elective summary (no more than 100 words) outlining your proposed elective/project.
Submission Deadline: Thursday 28 March 2014
Notification Date: Wednesday 18 April 2014
Prize: First prize of £500 (award to be applied towards the designated elective/project) and; the top five essays will receive a free year’s RSM Student membership (or free renewal)
Open To: Students of all disciplines connected to healthcare and with an interest in global health
Selection: A maximum of five essays will be awarded prizes by a panel of global health experts and academics (each essay being read by at least 2 judges).
The first prize winner will be required to write a 500-word report on their experience following the elective period and submit by 30 October 2014.
*All submissions must be sent via email to with the subject line Young Leaders Award 2014.


Read the report from last year's winner, Ahmed Khan

Read the report from the winner of the 2012 award, Husain Khaki

Read the report here from another one of 2012 winners, Dr Roxanne Keynejad

Views expressed in the essays are the views of the author alone and do not represent the position of the RSM.