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Hear from our award winners and check out upcoming prizes

The RSM offers many opportunities to medical students, trainees and other healthcare professionals to compete for prestigious prizes and awards throughout the year. Winning an award could help strengthen your CV and offer​ the chance to present your work to senior healthcare professionals. Some of our previous prize winners talk here about their achievements.

Diego Lastoria, winner of Respiratory Student and Trainee prize 

"Presenting work at the RSM allowed me to meet like-minded inspiring individuals. Winning the respiratory section prize gave me confidence to seek more opportunities and collaborations. The recognition from such a reputable institution like the RSM has contributed to my career progression, providing a platform for future job applications. To anyone contemplating entering for a prize, I would strongly encourage them to seize the opportunity. Not only does it validate one's hard work, but it also acts as a catalyst for personal and professional growth."

Amar Rajgor, winner of British Society Of Head & Neck Imaging Research prize 

"I have always had a real interest in using artificial intelligence to improve head and neck cancer care. I was awarded the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in ENT surgery which gave me dedicated time to develop research in this field.  

During this time, I undertook some novel work using radiomics to predict clinical outcomes in advanced laryngeal cancer. The results were really promising and I was given the opportunity to present this work to leading researchers in the field. As a result, I was awarded the British Society Of Head & Neck Imaging research prize, which was a platform for recognition in the field.

I have since been awarded substantial funding from NIHR to further develop this work and have been awarded a doctoral fellowship. I am now in the process of developing a radiomics research group in the North focusing on improving cancer outcomes. This prize was definitely a stepping stone for this achievement!"

Atharv Patankar, Dyan Pancharatnam, Fay Fareed, Harshita Buragapu, Prince Tandukar and Lavanya Gupta winners of the Tackling Inequalities poster prize

"Being shortlisted and securing the first prize in the RSM "Tackling Health Inequalities" poster competition provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our solution in addressing health inequalities in communication. We are extremely grateful to RSM for inspiring us to elevate Med Lingual to new heights, and we hope to make a meaningful impact on improving health inequalities. After weeks of dedication to this project, winning first prize wasn't just an honour; it underscored the vital role of applications like Med Lingual in improving patient-centred care. This is something we aim to contribute towards with the help of our project."

Joseph Santiapillai, winner of the Urology Winter Short prize

"Receiving first prize at the Royal Society of Medicine conference for urology is a source of great pride and motivation. The NEST study demonstrated the feasibility of a cohort-embedded RCT comparing cryoablation and partial nephrectomy. This prize recognises the significance of the study in the field of early kidney cancer research and the hard work by the team at Royal Free Hospital and University College London."

Alexander Light, second place winner of the Urology Winter Short prize

"It is an honour to be able to present research at the RSM looking at how we can improve the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway for men with suspected radiorecurrent prostate cancer. These are men with poor outcomes, and anything we can do to improve their care will be vital."

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