Prize submissions information

Anaesthesia Section: Trainee/Medical student Prize: Category 1

Prize

  • First prize: £300 plus membership of the RSM for 1 year
  • Second prize: £150 plus membership of the RSM for 1 year
  • Third prize: £75 plus membership of the RSM for 1 year

Submission deadline

Monday 17 May 2021

Open to

Trainees and medical students.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay describing original research, quality improvement projects, systemic review or another piece of work (not a case report), in which you are one of the first 3 authors. This can be on any topic of your choosing, with relevance to anaesthesia.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present their paper at the student and trainee prize meeting via webinar on Friday 23 July 2021. The highly respected Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London and Head of Department at St Mary's Hospital, will present these awards and give a keynote lecture, followed by the AMM and a dinner. The prize winners will be invited as our guests to the dinner.

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Anaesthesia Section: Trainee/Medical student Prize: Category 2 - obstetric anaesthesia

Prize

  • First prize: £300 plus membership of the RSM for 1 year
  • Second prize: £150 plus membership of the RSM for 1 year
  • Third prize: £75 plus membership of the RSM for 1 year

Submission deadline

Monday 17 May 2021

Open to

Trainees and medical students.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay describing original research, a quality improvement projects or systemic review, or another piece of work (not a case report)  in which you are one of the first 3 authors on the topic of obstetric anaesthesia. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present their paper at the student and trainee prize meeting via webinar on Friday 23 July 2021. The highly respected Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London and Head of Department at St Mary's Hospital, will present these awards and give a keynote lecture, followed by the AMM and a dinner. The prize winners will be invited as our guests to the dinner.

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Anaesthesia Section: Student Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £500
  • Second prize: £250

Submission deadline

Monday 17 May 2021

Open to

Medical students at recognised teaching institutions in the UK.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay describing original research, audit or a case report that you have played an important part in. The paper must be anonymous; it should not include headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present their paper at the student and trainee prize meeting via webinar on Friday 23 July 2021. The highly respected Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London and Head of Department at St Mary's Hospital, will present these awards and give a keynote lecture, followed by the AMM and a dinner. The prize winners will be invited as our guests to the dinner.

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BMDST-RSM Student Elective Awards

Prize

  • Successful applicants will receive funding (amount to be determined by the board when applications are reviewed).

Submission deadline

Application deadlines are twice annually on 31 January and 31 July. Confirmation on if you have been successful will be announced no more than 10 weeks after the deadline date. Your elective must take place AFTER the deadline date. We cannot offer grants to electives which are taking place before the deadline date.

Open to

Medical and dental students of UK and other EU medical and dental schools intending to go on an elective including a reseach element in the next academic year (or at least 6 months from the closing date).

Application guidelines

Submit a 700-word proposal on your medical elective that includes the following information:

  • The type of work involved (the scope is wide and includes any type of research)
  • Its purpose (aims)
  • The approach you intend to take to collecting information or data and to the analysis (methodology)
  • The projected outcomes or potential impact of the research
  • How this experience will help your career development

You will also need to attach the following documentation to your application:

  • Letter/email from your medical or dental school confirming that they support your elective
  • Confirmation letter/email from your host institution if applicable
  • Recommendation letter/email from your tutor/supervisor
  • Confirmation that full consideration has been given to the ethics of the proposal
  • Confirmation that full consideration has been given to health and safety of the student
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Cardiothoracic Section: Case Presentation Prize

Prize

  • 2 prizes of One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of champagne will be given to the best morning and best afternoon presentations as judged by a panel of experts

Submission deadline

Friday 30 April 2021

Open to

All pre-clinical and clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation of a patient with heart valve disease (aortic, and/or mitral and/or tricuspid).  The best six submissions will be picked for presentation on the day.

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Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section: Undergraduate Prize

Deadline: 07/09/2021.

Open To: Undergraduate students who have been working as part of courses leading to primary qualifications in Law or Medicine. 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. Posters accepted should be printed on A1 size for presentation at a chosen meeting.

All presenters will receive a certificate after the event.

Open toUndergraduate students

Prize: £250

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Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: President's Prize 

Prize

  • First prize: £300 
  • Second prize: Two prizes of £100

Submission deadline 

Sunday 19 January 2020

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.

Application guidelines 

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 the 'AGM Presidential prize meeting and state of the art lecture'. 

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Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: Urticaria Poster Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £100
  • Second prize: £50

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a literature review or case study on urticaria. The abstracts should be clearly structured and should include the title of the poster; the presenting author's name, any other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to print their presentation in A1 to present at a Clinical Immunology & Allergy meeting.

Submission closed

Clinical Neurosciences: Gordon Holmes prize

Prize 

First place: £300

Submission deadline 

7 March 2022

Meeting date

9 May 2022

Open to  

Students and trainees in neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Application guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit no more than 500-word summaries of research that they have carried out. Those considered to be the best will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation (including 3 minutes discussion) at a meeting of the Section. Factors that will be taken into account in the assessment of the research will include the originality, the degree to which the research was carried by the presenter, the difficulty of the work and the extent to which it throws new light and understanding on any aspect of the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigation, treatment or management of patients, and the importance and relevance in clinical practice, as well as the clarity of presentation. 

 

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Clinical Forensics and Legal Medicine: postgraduate poster prize

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

Submission deadline: 7th September 2021

Poster presentation: Poster designs should be submitted electronically for consideration. Posters accepted should be printed on A1 size for presentation on meeting date.

All presenters will receive a certificate after the event.


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Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: Professor Jonathan Brostoff Award 

Prize 

  • £750 to be used towards research or training in clinical immunology and allergy, and a year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

Medical students, trainees (up to ST3) and young scientists.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word essay that highlights development and progression on any of the following topics: gut allergy, microbiotica, or food intolerance. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their essay at a Clinical Immunology & Allergy meeting.

Submission closed

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize 

Prize 

  • Up to £1,000 and a year’s free RSM membership 

Submission deadline 

Monday 1 February 2021

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 2019-2020 academic year.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 500-word statement outlining the purpose of the elective or observership and its relevance to critical care medicine. In addition, please provide:

  • A letter of support from your current institution or a local placement
  • A summary of where and when the placement will be taken
  • Full details of any other scholarship awards, bursaries and financial support procured for the purpose of the placement

The winner will be required to give a 15-minute presentation at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

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Digital Health Section: Prize for Innovation  

Prize 

First prize: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

Closed 

Open to 

All RSM members and non-members, all grades including students

Application guidelines 

Submit a paper on a digital innovation project that applies a digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The submission should not exceed 1500 words, but there is no minimum word count. The project should be currently underway or been completed in the past 12 months. Concept papers for projects that have not been started will not be accepted.

The top three submissions selected by the evaluation committee will be invited to present their paper at a Digital Health meeting, where the winner will be selected.

Submission closed

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and Innovation Prize  

Prize 

  • A single prize of £250 will be awarded to the best application.

Submission deadline 

18 July 2021

Meeting date

Friday 1 October 2021

Open to

Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of Emergency Medicine

Application guidelines

Applications are invited to submit for a new Emergency Medicine Section Research or Innovation Prize. This is open to anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of emergency medicine. This could include equipment, software or management projects relevant to emergency medicine.

Applications should consist of a summary of the project, its relevance to emergency medicine and what the prize money would be spent on (max 800 words).
The winning applicant will be invited to present their work at a future meeting of the Emergency Medicine Section once the project is completed.
Submission closed

Emergency Medicine Section: Essay Prize

Prize

One £250 prize will be awarded for an essay detailing an original research project relating to emergency medicine that has been carried out. Applicants should submit an essay summarising their research (max. 1500 words).

Submission deadline 

18 July 2021

Meeting date

Friday 1 October 2021

Open to 

All medical practitioners below consultant grade.

Application guidelines 

This is awarded annually for distinguished research work in the specialty. 

Applicants will be judged on the applicability and/or originality of their project and it's relevance to emergency medicine. The quality of the data and its interest to emergency medicine physicians. As well as the prize money, the winning applicant will be invited to present their completed work at a future Emergency Medicine Section meeting.

Submission closed

Emergency Medicine section: Innovation in ED education

Prize

  • £100 will be awarded to the best three applications.

Submission deadline

3 April 2022

Meeting date

Friday 24 June 2022

Open to

Students, nurses and doctors all grades working in Emergency Departments

Application guidelines

The aim of this prize is to recognise and promote educational initiatives in Emergency Departments.

The top 3 entrants will be invited to deliver a presentation on their initiative at a designated Emergency Medicine Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

• Submissions should be no longer than 300 words. 
• The project should have been led or a substantial contribution to the project made by the entrant.

Entrants will submit the answers to the following three questions on their project/initiative.

1.      Describe the project, its implementation, and your role in that implementation.
2.      What were the barriers to implementation and how were these overcome?
3.      What impact has your project/initiative had on the department?

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Emergency Medicine Section: Students’ Prize

Prize

  • £1 x £250 and one year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline

3 April 2022

Meeting date 

Friday 24 June 2022

Open to

Medical students

Application guidelines

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. Applications should be accompanied by a current CV.

After returning from the elective, the winner will be invited to give a presentation at one of the Section's meetings.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section: Gut Club Prize

Prize:
1st prize - £100 and 50% discount on RSM membership for 1 year
Other: Runners-up will receive 50% discount on RSM membership for 1 year

Open to:
Medical students and pre-registrar junior doctor

Deadline:

21 September 2021

Meeting:

16 November 2021

Application guidelines:

Abstracts of no more than 250 words can be submitted by any pre-registrar junior doctor or medical student. They can cover any of the four following areas: 

  • Clinical research (with the subheadings Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion) 
  • Quality Improvement (also with the subheadings Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion) 
  • Clinical case (to include a summary of the clinical course and brief discussion) 
  • An outline for a ten-minute virtual piece of teaching (include the title, brief learning objectives and a summary of how those learning objectives will be met) 

(audit/QI, clinical research, a clinical case, or a piece of teaching).  

To submit an abstract for the first event please follow this link to the submissions page. Please note abstracts must be submitted before Tuesday 21 September 2021. 

Submit here

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize  

Title of the essay: Discuss the challenges facing general practice in the 21st century. How might John Fry have viewed these challenges?

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

Prize: £300

Open to: 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

Deadline: 21st June 2021


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General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: Medical Student and Trainee Poster Prize 

Prize

  • Medical students - 1st place: £150, 2nd place: £100
  • Trainees - 1st place: £150, 2nd place: £100
  • Overall winner -  £100

All selected entrants will receive an RSM Section certificate.

Submission deadline

Thursday 1 July 2021

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

GP registrars and medical students should submit a structured abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the proposed content of their poster.

The poster can describe a case study, a literature review or a research/audit project.

The topics for 2021 include: 

  1. Management of the acutely unwell patient
  2. Orthopaedic problems
  3. Genetic testing
  4. Antimicrobial prescribing
  5. The health effects of climate change
  6. The well-being of health care workers
  7. Innovations in Primary Care during the Covid-19 pandemic
  8. Integrating health and social care for the vulnerable in society.

Based on the abstracts received, a selection of applicants will be invited to submit their poster in a digital format for pre-assessment and then display it at the forthcoming Primary Care Update. It is hoped that this will take place at the RSM in September but this will be dependent on COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

Trainees apply here

Medical students apply here

History of Medicine Society: Norah Schuster Essay Prize

Prize

£100 Amazon voucher and a year's membership of the RSM

Submission deadline 

Monday 10 January 2022

Meeting date

16 March 2022

Open to 

Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental students. Please note that you must be a medical or dental undergraduate to be eligible to submit for this prize.

Application guidelines 

Click here for prize guidelines and checklist

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 between 3,000 - 5,000 words and the standard should be comparable to a third year dissertation. Personal details such as name and institution should NOT be included in the abstract or PDF essay.
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.
The full essay is to be submitted as a pdf attachment.
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Respiratory Medicine Section: Student Award

Application guidelines: Submit a 250-word abstract on original research or case series in respiratory medicine that you have led. Submitted abstracts must relate to research undertaken within the last 24 months. The applicant will need to confirm that they have been the lead on the project and acknowledge any co-contributors that were involved. Abstracts on literature/systematic reviews will be accepted; abstracts on individual case reports will not be accepted.

The authors of the 3 highest-scoring abstracts will be invited to present their work at the Respiratory Student and Trainee Prize Meeting on 26th January 2022 (a national oral presentation via online webinar). The winner will be announced during the prize meeting.


Prize:
£100 and one year's free RSM membership

Submission Deadline:
Wednesday 1st December 2021, 23:59

Open to: All current UK medical students and FY1 doctors who completed the research whilst at medical school.

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Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section: Elliotson Prize 

Prize 

  • First prize: £200 and an RSM certificate 
  • Second prize: £100 and an RSM certificate 
  • Third prize: £50 and an RSM certificate 

Submission deadline 

7 February 2022

Meeting date

4 April 2022

Open to

Trainees in hypnosis (those who are undertaking a training course, and those who are within one year of completing their course)

  • Clinical trainees in medicine, dentistry nursing or psychological fields
  • Students enrolled in related graduate academic courses
  • Those qualified in medicine, dentistry nursing or those in psychological fields

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend the prize meeting and to present their submission on 4 April 2022.   

Application guidelines

Entrants are invited to submit a case study or an essay of no more than 1000 - 1500 words in response to the following question: “Discuss the rationale for the use of the term hypnosis or hypnotherapy.”

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Nephrology Section: David Oliveira Medical Student Award

Prize: £200

Submission deadline: Monday 25 October 2021

Meeting date: Friday 3 December 2021 at the Nephrology President’s Prize Day 2021. 

Open to: Any students in nephrology and wider specialties.

Application guidelines

Please submit clinical abstracts up to 300 words 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.

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Odontology Section: Colyer Prize

Submission deadline:
Submission closed

Prize:
£200

Open to:
Undergraduate and postgraduate students, and trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years (as at the date of presentation - September)

Application guidelines
This is awarded every three years. Candidates are invited to submit a clinical or research abstract of no more than 250 words on original work in dental science completed in a UK institution during the preceding five years.

 
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their poster at a future Odontology Section meeting.
Submissions are closed

Oncology section: Vanessa Moss annual prize

Prizes:

  • Winner of best abstract - £250 and invited for oral presentation
  • Top 10 abstracts – poster presentation

Submission deadline: Sunday 27 June 2021

Open to:

  • Any scientist or healthcare professional working in the field of global cancer control
  • HICs and LMICs.

Abstract guidelines:

Submit an abstract of 400 words maximum, including background, methods, results and discussion. The abstract should be on collaborative research/service delivery in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in global cancer control, focusing on LMICs as defined by the world bank group. The project may be clinical or scientific and the work may have been published previously (but not before 2018).

Judging panel will include oncologists and experts in the field of global cancer care who will consider the originality and the impact of the research on the quality of care for patients with cancer in LMICs, within the context of the resources available to the host institution.

The winner must agree to attend the conference. Standard travel expenses will covered by the RSM Oncology Section.

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Open Section: Are guidelines the answer to good medical practice?

Submission deadline:

To be announced

Posters should ideally focus on the theme of the day: Primary care ethics. They may also deal with any issues within the field of primary care ethics. They may focus on clinical practice, on teaching and personal development, or on research (empirical or philosophical) within this field. Posters focusing on the main theme of the day are also particularly welcome and these need not necessarily be restricted to primary healthcare though they should have implications that transcend professional boundaries.

Poster abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors, and their professional role and affiliation. They do not have to follow the traditional format of introduction, method, results, conclusions, but should make clear the issue or issues which will be considered, the approach to be taken, and the conclusions drawn from its study.

The best poster presenter will be invited to give a short oral presentation 

Posters should be A0 in size, portrait in orientation and should be printed. Poster presenters must be available on the day and are asked to ensure that their posters are in place as early as possible - no later than 12.30pm.

Submission closed

Ophthalmology Section: Students and Trainees Prize

Prize

  • Best Poster: £150
  • Best Paper: £150 and one year’s membership to the Royal Society of Medicine.

Submission deadline

Saturday 10 April 2021

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors.

Application guidelines

Opportunity to present research work and case reports to a knowledgeable and critical audience at a Section meeting. Abstracts should be submitted of no more than 300 words. 1 submission per person only. Papers accepted would be considered for publication in the JRSM.

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery poster prize

Submission deadline: Submission closed

Open to: All dental or medical graduates and students

Topic: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - (Audit, Cleft & Oral Surgery)

Size of the poster: A1 

Abstract up to 400 words - Title, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion

Candidates will receive a certificate for being shortlisted and a winner will be commended for the best poster.

Submissions are closed

Orthopaedics Section FOSC (Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference) prize for research

Entrants will submit:

A 450 word abstract on their original research in any field of orthopaedic surgery.

The structure for the abstract must include an introduction, methods, results and discussion. Applicants will be required to state their role and acknowledge co-contributors in their research. Confirmation must be obtained from the senior author for the study to be submitted. Please note research presented must not be presented at a previous conference or published in the literature.

Prizes:

  • £100 cash prize for 1st place + 1 year subscription to the RSM
  • £50 for the Runner up and 1 year subscription to the RSM, which will be awarded at the FOSC 2020.

Open to: 

  • Medical Students
  • Foundation 1 and 2 doctors
  • Core surgical trainees

Orthopaedics Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £600
  • Second prize: £400
  • Third prize: £200

Submission deadline

Friday 14th January 2022

Open to

Students and trainees

Application guidelines

Abstracts describing original (not previously published) work exploring clinical case studies of no more than 300 words are invited for submission.
 
Shortlisted papers will be asked to give a presentation at the event. The winner and runner up of the prize will be judged on their presentation.
 
Shortlisted candidates are expected to attend the dinner following the event.
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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: £150
  • The two runner ups will receive a £20 Amazon voucher

Submission deadline

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Meeting date

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Open to

Students and paediatrics trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case summary related to the topic: "Paediatric emergency medicine".

Four case reports will be shortlisted to present their work at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting, from which the winner will be selected.

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Palliative Care Section: Evidence and Impact Research Prize

Prize: 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize. These will be awarded at the Evidence and Impact session on Monday 13 December 2021. The 6 highest scoring abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation and the remainder of sufficient quality will be asked to produce a poster at the Palliative Care event Monday 13 December 2021.

•   1st prize -  £250 plus a year's free membership
•   2nd prize - £100
•   3rd prize -  £50
•   Poster prize - £50

Open to: Healthcare students and healthcare professionals with master's level research projects, quality improvement or audit in the field of palliative medicine.

Deadline: Thursday 4 November 2021

Application guidelines: We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations to showcase current research in palliative care from master's research or quality improvement/audit projects (no more than 300 words). 

 

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Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize

Deadline: Tuesday 26 October 2021

Prize:

  • 1st prize - £500 plus an additional £500 for the winner's chosen charity/hospice and one year's membership to the RSM
  • 2nd prize - £250 and one year's membership to the RSM

Open to: Medical students 

Application guidelines:

Applicants are asked to submit an essay or case study of no more than 2,000 words that follows the title: Has COVID-19 changed the way we think about a good death? The winning submission must be available to present at the Palliative Care Section meeting on Monday 13 December 2021. Runners up may be invited to present a poster at this event.

*There should be only one author per submission.

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Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200 and free attendance to a Pain Medicine meeting of your choice

Submission deadline

Sunday 7 November 2021

Meeting date

Friday 28 January 2022

Open to

All medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level, submissions from trainees of other specialities will also be accepted.

Application guidelines

Submissions from all medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level are invited for the Andrew Lawson Prize in pain medicine. The title of the essay this year is "What can be done to prevent pain?".  Essays should be no longer than 2000-3000 words.

The winner of the prize will receive £200, free attendance to a Pain Medicine Section meeting of their choice and will be expected to make a twenty-minute presentation (including Q&A) on the topic of their essay at an upcoming Pain Medicine Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine on 28 January 2022.

The winning essay will be published in the British Pain Society’s ‘Pain News' and therefore award of the Prize is conditional on using original diagrams only (rather than copyrighted material) and completing the editorial process in terms of standardising references, etc. to the format of the publication. For guidance please follow this link.

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Plastic Surgery Section: UPRAS Prize

Prize
RSM certificate

Submission deadline
Monday 4 October 2021

Meeting date
Saturday 20 November 2021, click here for details. 

Open to
Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines
Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of up to 250 words on all plastic surgery related topics. When submitting an abstract, please state whether you would like to be considered for a poster or oral presentation. Please note only one presenter can present for each oral presentation.

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Psychiatry Section: Students and trainees award

Prize

  • First prize: A year's membership to the RSM and a cash prize for outstanding contributions.

Submission deadline

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Open to
Medical students, foundation and specialist trainees.

Application guidelines

Show your potential as an outstanding psychiatrist for the future. 
Submissions should consist of an abstract of no more than 300 words and an essay of no more than 3000 words of an anonymised case history or series, a research report, an essay or elective report; reflecting your experience and interests in psychiatry.  Submissions should be accompanied with a summary CV and a covering letter. Your career stage will be taken into consideration when judging.
Submit here

Sexuality & Sexual Health Section: Trainee and Medical Student Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year's free RSM membership
  • Second prize: A year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline: 15 December 2021

Meeting date: 11 February 2022

Open to: Medical students and trainee doctors within the field of sexual health and associated specialisms within GU/SRH.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a blood-borne virus. HIV disease caused by infection with HIV-1 or HIV-2, which are retroviruses belong to the Retroviridae family, Lentivirus genus. Over the years we have more understanding of HIV disease with real advances in HIV treatment and prevention.

HIV can be transmitted in various ways like sexual intercourse, shared intravenous drug paraphernalia, and mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), which can occur during the birth process or during breastfeeding.

You have been appointed by the health secretory to work as a specialist in Public Health England. Your task is to advise health secretory about the strategies and interventions (including behaviour modification) to reduce HIV transmission in the UK.

Application guidelines:

  • You should adhere to the 2000-word limit (excluding references)
  • Your essay should have a structure: title, introduction, content and conclusion
  • Epidemiology of HIV infection in the UK, with references to prevalence, incidence, modes of transmission, risks of acquisition and health promotion initiatives
  • The various intervention packages to reduce HIV transmission, including behaviour modification, risk assessment of HIV acquisition and risk reduction
  • The main challenges would be to implement these packages of services and how might these be addressed?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their essay at the "HIV training day" section meeting on Friday 11 February 2022.

For any queries regarding the essay, please contact sexmed@rsm.ac.uk.

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Sleep Medicine Section: Student Essay Prize

Prizes:

  • First prize: £300, and invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline: 

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Meeting date: 

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Open to:

Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental undergraduate students

Title of the essay this year: COVID-19, sleep’s friend or foe?

The aim of this prize is to promote discussion and understanding of sleep medicine and its relevance to current medical practice.

The three highest-scoring essays will be shortlisted for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. The entrant awarded the 1st prize will be invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine.

  • Essays should be no longer than 1000 words. The word count does not include the reference list
  • References should be formatted in Harvard style. There is no limit for the number of references used
  • There should be no more than 1 figure and 1 table
  • The name of the author should not be included in the essay
  • The essay should be entirely your own original work, and should not have been previously published
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Sport & Exercise Medicine Section: Helal and Harries Prize

Application guidelines

Submit a 1500-word essay on the topic of event and expedition medicine, with the following title: Innovative technology in event and expedition medicine  

The essay should focus on novel ideas and technologies and their use in the context of providing medical cover for sporting events or expeditions. The work should be supported by references where appropriate. Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a poster/oral presentation at a Sport and Exercise Medicine Section meeting.

Prize: RSM certificate and free attendance at a future event

Submission deadline: Sunday 18 April 2021

Open to: Students and trainees, allied health professionals and intercalated students

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Students Section: Sidney Linton Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: A year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical and other healthcare students.

Application guidelines

The Sidney Linton Prize is an opportunity for 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.

Possible submission styles include (but are not limited to): Poster (A3), A4 leaflet, video submission, podcast, audio recording. 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 title for this year’s prize is: TBC

Submission closed

Students Section: TeachMe Series Research Presentation Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £300
  • Second prize: £150
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical and other healthcare students, and those within six months of graduating.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on original research undertaken during your undergraduate studies. The main author must be highlighted in the paper and only one submission per author can be submitted.

Please note this prize is not intended for research undertaken as part of a PhD degree.

Submission closed

Students Section: RSM National Finals Conference poster prize

Prizes

First prize: One year’s free RSM membership and an RSM certificate

3 x runners-up: RSM certificate

Submission deadline

Sunday 14 February 2021

Open to

Medical students and foundation level trainees

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract of original research, review or quality improvement project/audit on medical/surgical topics. The abstracts should be clearly structured into introduction, methods, results and conclusion sections. They should also include the title of the poster, the presenting author's name, any other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to create an online poster for their presentation in widescreen PowerPoint size (16:9) which will be displayed at the RSM National Finals Conference in March 2021.

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Surgery Section: John Dawson Medical Student Prize

Prize: 

£250

Open to: 

Medical students

Deadline: 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Application guidelines:

Candidates should submit clinical case reports detailing original work. The report should be no longer 500 words and have a maximum of 5 references.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at a Surgery Section meeting on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

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Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third prize: £150
  • Poster prize: £200

Submission deadline

Monday 1 March 2021

Open to

Medical students and trainees

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a topic relating to the Venous Forum annual meeting. The abstract should be structured to include aims, methods, results and conclusions.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present an oral presentation at a Venous Forum meeting. A selection of submissions that not shortlisted for oral presentation will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Phlebology.

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Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: President’s Essay Prize  

Prize 

  • One year's membership to the RSM

Submission deadline 

Saturday 30 April 2022

Open to 

Students or postgraduates of 5 years standing from disciplines involved in the care of older people

Application guidelines 

The essay, a literature review and discussion, should be maximum of 3000 words (excluding references) on any aspect of ageing or the health and care of older people.


Papers will be judged by a sub-committee of the Council of the Geriatrics & Gerontology Section, comprising the President and/or President Elect, the Honorary Treasurer, the two Honorary Secretaries and the Library and Editorial Representatives or deputies nominated by the President. The decision of the judges shall be final and the award shall be made on their recommendation by the Council of the Section.  

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Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Trainees' prize, clinical presentations

Prize

  • First prize - for best oral presentation: £100 and certification recognition and a 1-year membership to the British Geriatrics Society
  • Second prize - for best oral presentation: certification recognition
  • First prize - for best poster presentation: £50 and certification recognition and a 1-year membership to the British Geriatrics Society
  • Second prize - for best poster presentation: certification recognition

Submission deadline 

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Open to

Trainees in elderly medicine and old age psychiatry

Application guidelines

Submission of abstracts of no more than 250 words. The abstracts are required to have a clinical context and be in the form of a case presentation and usually in the form of case presentations that demonstrate difficult diagnostic or management problems relevant to older people.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Dame Josephine Barnes Award

Prize

  • First prize: £100

Submission deadline

17 January 2021

Open to

All medical undergraduate students

Application guidelines

The title of the essay this year is 'The effects of the COVID Pandemic in women's health' 

Essays should be no longer than 1000 words. 

The winner of the prize will receive £100 and will be expected to make a twenty minute presentation on the topic of their essay at the student and trainees prize meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine in March. Please include your essay under the abstract section on the submission form.

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General Practice with Primary Health Care Section and CAIPE John Horder Student Award 2021

The John Horder Student Award will be given annually to a student who has participated in learning within the community and can demonstrate outstanding principles of collaborative working.

Prize

  • First prize: £150

Submission deadline

14th May 2021

Open to

Pre-qualifying students from all health care professions

Application guidelines

The submitting students are asked to produce an essay in font size 12 entitled: ‘Describe and discuss an example of interprofessional working or learning with which you have been involved.’
There will be an overall limit of 2000 words excluding references and headings
The award will be presented at a CAIPE event later in 2021 (date to be confirmed).

Guidelines and marking criteria.
Candidates will need to provide the following:
i) Description of the student’s experience of interprofessional learning and collaborative working
ii) Application of academic learning to the case described. References to the literature must be included.
iii) Degree of reflection on the student’s experience.
The closing date for applications will be 14/5/21.

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General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section and CAIPE John Horder award 2021

This award is being offered jointly by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, RSM and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).

Prize

  • First prize: £600

Submission deadline

14th May 2021

Open to

An interprofessional team working within the primary health care community.

Application guidelines

The submitting team, or individual, is asked to produce one document in font size 12 with reference to supporting literature consisting of:

  • A factual and descriptive report on all or part of their interprofessional working being presented for consideration.
  • Evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional working across disciplines and professions. (For further details see below).
  • The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes designed to improve patient care.

The above three areas form the basis for the assessment criteria to award the prize. There is a limit of 4000 words excluding references and headings.
The award will be presented alternatively by the two organisations. Representatives from the successful team will be asked to give a presentation based on their submission at a CAIPE event later in 2021 (date to be confirmed).

The principles of collaborative working.
Candidates will need to provide evidence that they applied the following principles of collaborative working:
i) Focused on the needs of individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of care, health outcomes and wellbeing in the practice environment
ii) Respected individuality, difference and diversity within and between the professions and all with whom they learned and worked
iii) Enabled the professions involved to learn with, from and about each other to optimise exchange of experience and expertise.
iv) Demonstrated collaboration at the heart of all processes.
v) Enabled each profession to improve its practice to complement that of others.
vi) Improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
vii) Enhanced team and individual morale and motivation and developed effective interprofessional working relationships.
viii) Reflected on the process and learned from the experience, demonstrating how this can inform further practice.
The closing date for applications will be 14/5/21.

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Medicine and Society Section: Doubleday student prize

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 on 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.

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