Anaesthesia Section: Trainee Essay Prize

Prize

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

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Trainee doctors in anaesthesia, critical care or pain management at any grade, including veterinary anaesthesia. Open to trainees in the UK and Ireland.

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 an Anaesthesia meeting.

Submission closed

Cardiology Section: President's Medal 

Prize

  • First prize: Commemoration Medal and £1,000 
  • Second prize: £500 

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

Cardiology trainees who have received all or part of their training in the UK.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 200-word abstract on a subject which represents original research in cardiology. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstracts at a cardiology meeting.

Submission closed

Cardiothoracic Section: Case Presentation Prize

Prize

  • Oral presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of champagne
  • Poster presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of wine

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All pre-clinical and clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation. The abstract can include figures, diagrams and scans. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their paper at a Cardiothoracic meeting.

Submission closed

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section: Postgraduate Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Postgraduate students who have been working for qualifications in forensic and legal medicine or medical law. Students studying other specialties may submit their work to be considered for presentation purposes but are not eligible for the prize.

Application guidelines

Submit a poster presentation; the entry should be anonymous – your name or your institution should not be mentioned. The poster design should be submitted in PowerPoint or PDF format and under 2MB in size.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to print their presentation in A1 to present at a Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine meeting.

Submission closed

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 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

Clinical Neurosciences Section: President's Prize

Prize

  • Best oral presentation: £300 
  • Best poster: A book donated by Oxford University Press 

Submission deadline 

To be awarded in 2021.

Open to 

Trainees in all areas of clinical neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 250-word abstract on a clinical paper, case report or short case series. The abstract should be anonymous; your name and your institution’s name should not be mentioned in the abstract.

Five submissions will be shortlisted to present their abstract as an oral presentation and selected submissions will be invited to present a poster at a Clinical Neuroscience meeting.

Submission closed

Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne Award

Prize

  • First prize: The John of Arderne Medal, up to £500 towards travel expenses to the coloproctology overseas meeting and year’s free membership of the RSM
  • Second prize: £250 towards travel expenses to the coloproctology overseas meeting
  • Third prize: £250 towards travel expenses to the coloproctology overseas meeting

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All coloproctology and surgery trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on a coloproctology research paper. The abstract should state clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusion of the work.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract at a Coloproctology meeting.

Submission closed

Critical Care Medicine Section: Audit and Quality Improvement Audit Prize

Prize

  • The top three entrants will receive an annual subscription to CRIT-IQ (an excellent resource for the FFICM)

Submission deadline 

Monday 1 July 2019 

Open to 

All UK and Ireland trainees in intensive care medicine but would be most suited to those sitting the primary or final FFICM.  

Application guidelines 

Submit a 300-word abstract that is a summary of a completed audit or quality improvement project which has contributed to the practice of intensive care medicine.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present a poster at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

Apply here

Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Essay Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £250 

Submission deadline 

Thursday 27 June 2019  

Open to 

Dermatology registrars. 

Application guidelines 

Submit a dermatology paper published in a peer reviewed journal in the last 12 months.

Apply here

Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Registrars Prize 

Prize 

  • First prize: £150 

Submission deadline 

n/a 

Open to 

Dermatology registrars who present at Dermatology meetings.

Application guidelines 

Prize will be awarded to dermatology registrars considered to have made an outstanding contribution to Dermatology Section meetings during the session preceding the year of the award.

Dermatology Section: Trainee Research Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: £250 

Top three shortlisted candidates will be awarded up to £150 for travel and accommodation to attend a dermatology meeting.

Submission deadline 

Friday 22 February 2019

Open to 

All dermatology trainees in UK and Ireland, and newly qualified consultants whose research was completed as a trainee in the year before the submission date. 

Application guidelines 

Submit a 500-word summary of research work carried out while you were a dermatology trainee, or within a year of becoming a consultant. The research can have been submitted to other meetings and published in the year before the submission deadline.

Apply here

Digital Health Section: Prize for Innovation  

Prize 

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

Submission deadline 

Monday 8 June 2019 

Open to 

All RSM members and non-members.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 1,500-word paper on a digital innovation project that is applying a digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. 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 will be invited to present their paper at a Digital Health meeting, where the winner will be selected.

Apply here

Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship

Prize

  • First prize: £15,000

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

RSM Fellows who are of specialist registrar, lecturer grade or equivalent, or who are consultants within three years of their first consultant appointment.

The award is intended to cover expenses for travel abroad to one or two centres, for a period of not less than six months, in pursuit of further study, research or clinical training relevant to the applicant’s current interests.

Application guidelines

Submit an application form with the following included:

  • Up-to-date CV Statement of current interests, including career objectives
  • Detailed proposal as to how the time abroad will be spent and where
  • Detailed analysis of likely costs of period abroad, and statement of need for funding
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • Supporting statement(s) from the proposed host centre(s)
  • Confirmation that the applicant's employing authority will grant study leave if the application is successful (this is usually in the form of a supporting letter)

At the end of their Fellowship, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to provide a written report about the work undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship and present it at an appropriate RSM educational meeting.

Submission closed

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and Innovation Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: £500 

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to

Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of emergency medicine, including equipment, software or management projects relevant to emergency medicine.

Application guidelines

Submit an 800-word paper on original research or an innovation project in emergency medicine. The paper should include information about the research, its evidence data, quality of the research and its relevance to emergency medicine and clinical practice, in addition to what the prize money will be used towards.

The winning applicant will be invited to present their work at an emergency medicine meeting.

Submission closed

Emergency Medicine Section: Essay Prize

Prize

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

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

All medical practitioners below consultant grade.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 1,500-word essay on an original piece of research work in emergency medicine. The essay should summarise your research, and include information about its evidence data, the quality of the research and its relevance to emergency medicine and clinical practice.

The winning applicant will be invited to present their work at an Emergency Medicine meeting.

Submission closed

Epidemiology & Public Health Section: Young Epidemiologists Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Any medical and non-medical epidemiologist or public health practitioner under the age of 40 years.

Application guidelines

Submit a 1,000-word paper addressing a public health issue which relates to a project conducted. Your paper should include an introduction, methodology used and results, discussion headings and a conclusion.

Submission closed

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section Prize 

Prize

  • First prize: £100 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £50 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing the nature and purpose of your poster presentation. The abstract should be clearly structured and describe original research, a literature review or case studies. Please include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the meeting. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Submission closed

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize  

Prize

  • First prize: £300

Submission deadline

Thursday 31 May 2019

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.

Application guidelines

Submit a paper on one of the following topics:

  • An account of an audit or research project carried out in primary care
  • A reflective account of a health consultation in your primary care practice
  • A reflective account of an example of team working in primary care

Apply here

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

Prize

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

Submission deadline

Monday 1 July 2019

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing the nature and purpose of your poster presentation, which should be relevant to a topic to be discussed at the 39th Primary Care Update. The abstract should be clearly structured and describe original research, a literature review or case studies.

Please include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the meeting. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Apply here

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: A.C. Comfort Essay Prize 

Prize 

  • First prize: £300

Submission deadline

Monday 22 April 2019

Open to

Medical students (pre-clinical and clinical) and medical graduates within five years since qualification. 

Application guidelines

Submit a 5,000-word essay on any aspect of ageing.

Apply here

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: President’s Essay Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: A year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

Medical students, practitioners, nursing, social care and allied healthcare professionals within five years of qualification.  

Application guidelines 

Submit a 3,000-word essay on any aspect of ageing or the health and care of older people.

Submission closed

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Trainees’ Prize – Clinical Presentation

Prize

  • First prize: £100 for best oral presentation
  • Second prize: £50 for best poster presentation 

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to

Trainees in elderly medicine or old age psychiatry.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation in a clinical context which demonstrates difficult diagnostic or management problems in older people.

Five shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract at a geriatrics and gerontology meeting. Runners up will be invited to present a poster presentation.

Submission closed

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 

Sunday 17 March 2019 

Open to

Trainees in hypnosis (those who are undertaking a training course, and those who are within one year of completing their course). This includes clinical trainees in medicine, dentistry, nursing or psychological fields, students enrolled in related graduate academic course, those qualified in medicine, dentistry, nursing or those in psychological fields.

Application guidelines

Submit 750-word case study or an essay in response to the following question: Hypnosis – a complementary therapy or clinical tool? Discuss.

Three applicants will be shortlisted to present their work at a hypnosis & psychosomatic medicine meeting. The shortlisted applicants must be available to attend the prize meeting and to present their submission.  

Apply here

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Short Paper and Poster Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £100 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Poster prize: £50 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment in the UK and Ireland.

Application guidelines

Submit a 150-word abstract on a chosen topic in laryngology and rhinology. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of The Journal of Laryngology and Otoloty (JLO). The overall winner can opt to have their whole paper printed.

Abstracts must comply with JLO guidelines:

  • Should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured  
  • Key words are used to index the article
  • Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used

For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk.

Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation. 

Submission closed

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Rhinology Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £1,000

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment in the UK and Ireland.

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,000-word essay on the following topic: Advances in measuring the nasal airway.

Essays should be anonymous, and any references included are to be given in the Harvard style and only one paper may be submitted in any one year by an applicant.

Submission closed

Military Medicine Section: Colt Foundation Research Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: Five x £100 prizes

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical officers in any training grade in general practice, occupational medicine, public health or hospital-based specialties.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a research or audit project (including those used in GP training programmes). The abstract should reflect the principal sections of a proposed presentation i.e. background, hypothesis, materials and methods, results and discussion.

Please identify the author(s), unit or affiliation and the title of the presentation in the abstract.

Authors of the top six abstracts shortlisted will be required to present their work at a military medicine meeting. The authors of the next six abstracts selected (7-12 in the merit order), will be required to attend and present a five-slide presentation poster of their work on the day.

Please note applications will only be accepted if sent to the email address. Any applications sent to the RSM will not be considered or passed on to the Selection panel.

Submission closed

Nephrology Section: Images in Nephrology Award

Prize

  • First prize: £200

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical trainees in nephrology and the wider specialties.

Application guidelines

This award supports the visual representation and communication of renal medicine. Applicants are required to submit images representing nephrology regarding diagnostic procedures (renal histology), interventional radiology, basic science or clinical settings.

Images should be submitted in JPEG format and no larger than 410MB.

The winning image will be announced at a Nephrology meeting.

Submission closed

Nephrology Section: Rosemarie Baillod Clinical Award

Prize

  • First prize: £200

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical trainees in nephrology and the wider specialties.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 300-word clinical abstract in the area of clinical research, case series or individual case histories in nephrology. It 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.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at a Nephrology meeting where the prize will be awarded.

Submission closed

Nephrology Section: Stewart Cameron Science Award

Prize

  • First prize: £200

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical trainees in nephrology and the wider specialties.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on a research project in clinical or basic science with a focus on nephrology. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at a nephrology meeting where the prize will be awarded.

Submission closed

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Herbert Reiss Trainees’ Prize

Prize

  • Oral first prize: £150
  • Oral second prize: £100
  • Poster first prize: £100
  • Poster second prize: £75

Submission deadline

Thursday 28 February 2019

Open to

All medical trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on a topic related to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Shortlisted abstracts will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at an Obstetrics & Gynaecology meeting. The six best abstracts will also be asked to give a seven-minute scientific presentation.

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Odontology Section: Colyer Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: £100

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word clinical or research abstract on original work in dental science completed in a UK institution in the last five years. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract at an Odontology meeting.

Submission closed

Oncology Section: The Vanessa Moss Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Any scientist or healthcare professional working in the field of global cancer control.

Application guidelines

Submit a 400-word abstract describing a piece of collaborative research or education you have been involved with, that focuses on global cancer control and how the project is benefiting people living in low- or middle-income countries. The work can be clinical or scientific in nature, and should include background, methodology and results and discussion.

The winner will be required to attend an Oncology meeting to present their paper.

Submission deadline

Oncology Section: Sylvia Lawler Prize

Prize

  • First prize for scientific paper: £250
  • First prize for clinical paper: £250
  • First prize for poster presentation: £50 voucher
  • Second prize for poster presentation: £50 voucher

Submission deadline

Monday 22 April 2019

Open to

All scientists and clinicians in training.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on the topic: Young people with cancer.

Applicants can submit a scientific paper or a basic scientific research project. The abstract should include, but is not limited to, audit data, imaging studies and outcomes of surgical procedures. Translational studies, such as genomic studies of clinical samples, should be included if you are applying for the basic/translational science prize.

The top six shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their paper at an oncology meeting in front of a panel of judges, where the top two applicants will be awarded the Sylvia Lawler Prize.

High quality abstracts not selected to present will be invited to give a poster presentation at the meeting.

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Ophthalmology Section: Students and Trainees Prize

Prize

  • First prize poster: £150
  • First prize paper: £150 

In addition, the overall winner will receive the Dermot Pierse prize of one year’s subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Submission deadline

Thursday 11 April 2019

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on research work or a case report in ophthalmology.

Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to present their work at an Ophthalmology meeting from which judges will select eight oral finalists and 24 poster finalists.

Apply here

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: John Langdon Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 prize money and £250 book vouchers

Submission deadline

Monday 11 March 2019

Open to

Candidates’ currently practising medicine in the UK or Ireland who are in a recognised training post.

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,500-word essay on a topic in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The essay should be anonymous and be the authors own work. The winner will be required to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial meeting.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: UMAX Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £50

Submission deadline

Friday 29 March 2019

Open to

All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,000-word essay on a topic relating to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery meeting.

Apply here

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: UMAX Poster Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £50

Submission deadline

Friday 29 March 2019

Open to

All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a topic relating to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery meeting.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: Short Paper Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £100

Submission deadlines

Monday 18 March 2019

Open to

Medical trainees in relevant specialties.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on a topic related to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery meeting.

Apply here

Orthopaedics Section: President’s Prize

Prize

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

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract describing original (not previously published) work exploring clinical case studies and case reports.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Orthopaedics meeting and attend the dinner following the event.

Submission closed

Otology Section: Matthew Yung Short Paper and Poster Prize

Prize

  • £1,000 to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas.
  • New edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat to the winner of the poster prize.

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment.

Application guidelines

Submit a 150-word abstract on a topic relating to otology. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed. 

Therefore abstracts will need to comply with the JLO guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured 
  • Key words are used to index the article 
  • Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used 

For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk.  

Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation. 

Submission closed

Otology Section: Temporal Bone Competition

Prize

  • First prize: Free place on the Cambridge Advanced Otology course (worth £750) and £500
  • Second prize: £200

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Pre-CCT trainees at all stages.

Application guidelines

The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity for senior trainees to compete in a temporal bone dissection in preparation for the FRCS clinical exam.

Participants have a half day sitting in which they are asked to carry out set dissections. Drilling techniques and progress through dissections are critiqued by otology experts, and you will be asked questions during the dissection in order to simulate the temporal bone drilling station in the FRCS examination.

Submission closed

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Sam Tucker Fellowship

Prize

  • £250 and membership of the RSM as a trainee for up to six years for individuals with an academic record of achievement. 

The successful candidate(s) will become members of the Paediatrics & Child Health Section Council for two years. They will be expected to attend council meetings and submit a paper at one meeting (either an RSM meeting or meeting approved by the Section) every two years. 

Submission deadline

Sunday 7 April 2019

Open to

Individuals within ten years of their primary medical qualification.

Application guidelines

Doctors who can demonstrate firm evidence of a commitment to a career in paediatrics and child health are invited to submit their CV and a signed covering letter from the proposer (a Paediatrics & Child Health Section Council member) to be considered for this fellowship.

Any trainee not having a proposer can approach the Paediatric & Child Health Section Council. A maximum of two fellowships are awarded each year.

Apply here

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Students and paediatrics trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case summary related to the topic: sex, fertility and the future for teenagers with endocrine conditions.

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

Submission closed

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Tim David Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £200

Submission deadline

Monday 6 May 2019

Open to

Medical trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case report on a general paediatric case. A maximum of four general paediatric case reports will be shortlisted to presented at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting.

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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

To be announced

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

Submit a 3,000-word essay on the topic: Explain pain! How to explain pain and improve communication with patients.

The winner will be required to present their essay at a Pain Medicine meeting.

Submission closed

Patient Safety Section: Student and Trainees’ Prize

Prize

  • Oral presentation: A year’s free RSM membership
  • Poster presentation: £50

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract defining a problem in a hospital or community setting related to patient safety and describe a solution for the problem stated. Submissions can be based on audits, quality improvement projects or prototypes of new devices or software that may be useful in-patient safety.

Shortlisted submissions will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts that rate highly on originality, clarity, show significant improvement in patient safety and impact at a national or international level, will have a higher likelihood of selection for oral presentations. 

Submission closed

Plastic Surgery Section: UPRAS Prize

Prize

  • n/a

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on an oral or poster presentation relating to a medical or surgical topic. When submitting your abstract, please state whether you would like to be considered for the poster or oral presentation. There is no limit to the number of abstracts you can submit.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present at the UPRAS meeting.

Submission closed

Radiology Section: Finzi Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £500

Submission deadline

Saturday 23 February 2019 

Open to

All SpR radiologists and radiotherapists training in the UK and Northern Ireland with a limit of one paper from each hospital.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract of your work, along with a 50-word outline of your personal contribution to the work. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at a Radiology meeting.

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Sexuality & Sexual Health Section: Medical Student and Trainees’ Essay Prize

Prize

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

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

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

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,000-word essay on any research objective of your choice that relates to the following topic: Critically analyse the challenges faced working in abortion services today.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their essay at a Sexuality & Sexual Health meeting.

Submission closed

Sport & Exercise Medicine Section: Helal and Harries Prize

Prize

  • RSM certificate

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Students and trainees, allied health professionals and intercalated students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing your work on a subject relevant to sport and exercise medicine. The abstract should describe the background to the work, methods, results and conclusions, and be accompanied by a supporting letter from a consultant or supervisor. The work must not have been previously published.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a poster presentation at a Sport & Exercise meeting.

Submission closed

Trainees Section: John Glyn Trainees Audit Prize

Prize

  • First prize for oral presentation: £250
  • Second prize for oral presentation: £100
  • First prize for poster presentation: £100
  • Second prize for poster presentation: £50

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Trainees working in any hospital or primary care specialty.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract describing an audit project that was undertaken during your training. The abstract should include the objective, methods used and results, discussion topics and conclusion. The applicant must be the main author of the audit project.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract as an oral or poster presentation at a Trainee meeting.

Submission closed

Trainees Section: Medical Authors Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £100 of book vouchers

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 500-word outline of your idea for a book proposal. If the idea is shortlisted it will be presented to an expert ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel that will know nothing of the idea on the day and will judge whether they wish to accept or decline the proposal.

The winner will be decided at the event, considering the opinions of the judges and the audience.

Submission closed

Urology Section: Professor Geoffrey D. Chisholm CBE Communication Prize

Prize

  • First prize: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session
  • Second prize: £750 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Campbell's Urology
  • Third prize: £500 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Smith's Urology

Submission deadline

Sunday 17 March 2019

Open to

Urological trainees.

Application guideline

Submit a 200-word abstract on a urological topic. It does not have to be on original research but on a topic or study to which you have made a personal contribution.

The prize has an emphasis on the quality of the presentation style and the method of communicating the topic, rather than the factual content of the presentation.

Successful applicants will be invited to present their papers at the 'President's day: Geoffrey D. Chisholm CBE Communication Prize, state of the art lecture and AGM'.

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Urology Section: Winter Short Papers Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £1,500 towards attending the Urology overseas winter meeting
  • Second prize: Campbell’s Urology and an RSM certificate
  • Third prize: Smith’s Urology and an RSM certificate

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Urology and surgery trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a latest general urological topic, with an emphasis on outcomes analysis. Submissions must not have been presented previously at any national or international meeting.

Submission closed

Urology Section: Secretary’s Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £200 plus an RSM certificate

Submission deadline

Sunday 17 March 2019

Open to

All pre-SpRs training grades.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on a either a high-quality urological audit, a novel work on service improvement or an organisational change within urology. The best abstracts will be presented as posters at the Urology Spring Meeting.

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Urology Section: Malcolm Coptcoat Spring Short Papers Prize and the Baus Academic Research Prize

Prize

  • First prize: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session
  • Second prize: £750 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Campbell's Urology
  • Third prize: £500 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Smith's Urology BAUS academic research prize: £750 

Submission deadline

Sunday 27 January 2019

Open to

Urological trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract about your own work; all subjects will be considered. Successful applicants will then be selected to present at the RSM Urology and Baus Section of Academic Urology joint meeting.

Malcolm Coptcoat Spring Short Papers Prize sponsored by the Malcolm Coptcoat Trust.

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Vascular Medicine Section: The Harvey Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £150 plus a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £100

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Trainees in vascular medicine.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 250-word abstract on a clinical case pertaining to vascular medicine, or vascular and endovascular surgery.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give an oral presentation of their work at a vascular medicine meeting. Those invited to present must also register to attend the meeting at a subsidised rate.

Submission closed

Venous Forum: Pump Priming Grant

Prize

  • On application

Submission deadline

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Open to

Trainee specialists under 40 years of age at time of application. 

Application guidelines

Submit an application outlining your research costs and the potential benefits the research will have to the phlebology and endovenous world. 

The applications must be supported with the following documentation:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A letter from your Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist, supporting the application

The successful candidate will be announced at the Venous Forum annual meeting. The winner will be expected to attend the meeting in Annual meeting and give a presentation of their work. 

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Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

Prize

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

Submission deadline

Wednesday 13 March 2019

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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Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year Award 

Prize

  • First prize: £3,000 plus one year’s RSM membership  
  • Second prize: £1,000 plus one year’s RSM membership  
  • Third prize: £500 plus one year’s RSM membership  

Marking the culmination of the Royal Society of Medicine’s prize programme for trainee doctors, the Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year Award finals take place each year during a glittering evening of medical innovation and scientific discovery. 

Competing for a prestigious trophy and a first prize of £3,000, the five finalists are drawn from the winners of the RSM Section prizes for trainees awarded each year. 

Celebrating the very best of the RSM and its trainees, the awards ceremony is preceded by a series of 10-minute oral presentations from the finalists, followed by rigorous 5-minute Q&A sessions with the judges and audience.