prizes and awards for students

This is a complete list of awards and prizes open to both RSM student members and non-members unless otherwise specified. If you need more information about an award listed here please contact the relevant Section Co-ordinator.

Anaesthesia Section: Student essay prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 1 April 2018
Meeting date: Friday 1 June 2018
Prize: Up to two prizes of £500
Open to: All medical students at recognised teaching institutions within UK

The essay may describe original research, audit or a case report and has no set word limit. The paper must avoid headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions or anything that may reveal the author's identity. Applicants must have played an important part in the relevant research and must have personally written the essay for submission. Please note in order to be awarded the prize the successful candidate must be present at the event.    

For more information, contact: anaesthesia@rsm.ac.uk

 

Cardiothoracic Section: Case presentation

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Submission deadline: Thursday 5 October 2017
Meeting date:  Friday 10 November 2017
Prize: For oral presentation: One year’s membership of the RSM and a bottle of champagne
For poster presentation: One year’s membership of the RSM and a bottle of wine

Open to: All pre-clinical, clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

Abstracts must be of no more than 250 words including any figures, diagrams and scans. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present at the Cardiothoracic Section meeting on Friday 10 November 2017.

For further information, contact: cardiothoracic@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section postgraduate prize

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Submission deadline: Saturday 23 September 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Prize: £250
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.

Poster designs should be submitted electronically for consideration, under 2MB in Power Point or PDF format. Posters accepted should be printed on A1 size for presentation on the meeting date. Please ensure your entry is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the poster.

Email applications to: forensic@rsm.ac.uk

 

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section undergraduate poster competition

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Submission deadline: Saturday 23 September 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Prize: £250
Open to: Undergraduate students in law or medicine.

Candidates should submit posters which are then shortlisted for display at the meeting. Posters should be submitted a month in advance of the meeting and the winner will be announced at the meeting.  The award is open to anyone who is in the process of undertaking or has completed an undergraduate course in a clinical forensic or legal field related to forensic medicine.

Poster designs should be submitted electronically for consideration, under 2MB in Power Point or PDF format. Posters accepted should be printed on A1 size for presentation on the meeting date. Please ensure your entry is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the poster.

Email applications to: forensic@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 7 January 2018
Meeting date: Monday 26 February 2018
Prize: Oral presentation: 1st prize: £300; 2nd prize: two prizes of £100.
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.

The work to be presented must be original and substantially the candidate's own. Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should be submitted with an immunology and allergy element along with a supporting letter from a supervisor.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to give an oral presentation.

For more information, contact: immunology@rsm.ac.uk

 

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: Urticaria poster prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 24 September 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 9 November 2017
Prize: 1st place: £100, 2nd place: £50
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Medical students and trainees are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words on either a literature review or case study on urticaria.

The abstracts should be clearly structured and should include the title of the poster; the presenting authors name, any other authors and their professional role and affiliation. 

Shortlisted applicant’s posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

For more information, contact: immunology@rsm.ac.uk

 

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 2 April 2018
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: up to £1000 and a year's free RSM membership
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 2016-17 academic year. Also open to Non RSM members.

Applicants should submit a statement of no more than 500 words outlining the purpose of their elective or observership and its relevance to critical care medicine. A summary of where and when the placement will be taken should be provided, along with full details of any other scholarships, awards, bursaries and financial support procured for the purposes of the placement. The application should be accompanied by a letter of support from current institution or from local placement.
 
Judging will be by a panel drawn from the Critical Care Medicine Section Council. The winner will be required to give a 15 minute presentation at a Critical Care Medicine meeting following completion of the elective.

"The prize facilitated my most intensive clinical learning experience to date, solidifying my career choices, fuelling my desire to become the best doctor I can" Miss Roxanne Tajbakhsh, Medical Student

"Winning the elective prize helped enable me to undertake an exciting and eye-opening elective abroad and gave me the fantastic opportunity to present at the RSM".
Miss Sophie Doyle, Medical Student

For more information, contact: critical.care@rsm.ac.uk

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and innovation prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 10 December 2017

Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Prize: £500 
Open to: Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of Emergency Medicine

Applications are invited from 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.

Marking guide:

  • Originality of research/innovation 0-5 marks
  • Quality of evidence/data 0-5 marks
  • Quality of product/ research 0-5 marks
  • Relevance to clinical practice 0-5 marks
  • Interest to audience at Section meeting 0-5 marks
    Max 25 marks
For more information, contact: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Students' prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 10 December 2017
Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Prize: Two prizes of £500 and a year's free RSM membership
Open to: Medical students

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. 
 
After returning from the elective, the winner will be invited to give a presentation at one of the Section's meetings.
 
Marking guide
  • Personal interest in emergency medicine (0-5 marks)
  • Elective’s relevance to emergency medicine (0-5 marks)
  • Originality of elective or project to be undertaken whilst on elective (0-5 marks)
  • Potential interest of presentation at section meeting (0-5 marks)
  • What the money will be used for (0-5 marks)
Max 25 points


For more information, contact: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

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

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Submission deadline: Monday 9 July 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Prizes for medical students: 1st place: £100, 2nd place: £50
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Medical students and trainees are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the nature and purpose of their poster presentation.

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

The abstracts should be clearly structured and can describe original research, a literature review or case studies. The abstract and poster should be relevant to one of the topics to be discussed in the 38th Primary Care Update. 
 
Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place for Wednesday 12 September 2018 and their posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Presenters will be scored on the following:
 
    • Presentation of poster (on the day)
    • Content (to shortlist and on the day)
    • Relevance to general practice (to shortlist and on the day)
    • Oral presentation (on the day)
All presenters will receive a certificate after the event.
 
For more information, contact: gp@rsm.ac.uk

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize

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Submission deadline: TBC
Meeting date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Prize: £300
Word count: 2,500 - 3,000

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.

Over the course of a three year rotation each of the following will be the theme for one year. 

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

 

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology A C Comfort Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: This prize will not be taking place this year.
Meeting date: This prize will next be awarded in 2018/2019
Prize: £300
Open to: Medical students (pre-clinical and clinical) and medical graduates within 5 years since qualification.

This prize will be awarded to the best 5000 word essay on any aspect of ageing. This is awarded in alternate years. 

For more information, contact: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Geriatrics & Gerontology Presidents Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Prize: One year's membership of the RSM
Open to: Students and practitioners of medicine, nursing, social care and allied healthcare professionals within 5 years of qualification 

The Geriatrics & Gerontology Section invites students and practitioners within 5 years of qualification to submit an entry for the annual President’s essay prize.

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

The most successful candidate will be awarded one year’s membership of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

For more information, contact: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

Global Health: Global ageing poster presentation prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 10 March 2017
Meeting date: Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017
Prize: First prize of £200
Open to: This prize is open to students, trainees and 'other' for all healthcare, allied health and other health professionals. RSM members and Non-members are welcome to apply.

Submit an abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the nature and purpose of your poster presentation.

Abstracts should be clearly structured and can describe original research, a literature review or case study relating to one of the topics addressed at the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities meeting on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017.

All shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the entire conference where their poster will also be presented. All presenters will receive a certificate and first prize will be awarded by a panel of judges.

For more information, contact: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

Global Health: Global ageing travel bursary prize

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Submission deadline: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Prize: 4 prizes of up to £1200 to cover accommodation and overseas travel to the RSM. Winners will receive a free place to attend the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017
Open to: This prize is open to students, trainees and 'other' for all healthcare, allied health and other health professionals. RSM members and Non-members are welcome to apply.

This travel bursary is to support overseas delegates who wish to attend the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Applicants must submit a statement of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend and how it will benefit their career.  An up-to-date CV, an endorsement letter and a summary of travel costs should also be provided.

Should you have any technical difficulties with uploading the required documents for this prize, please email them as attachments to globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk 

For more information, contact: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

 

History of Medicine Section: Norah Schuster Essay prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 27 November 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 4 April 2018
Prize: £100 Amazon voucher and a year's free RSM membership
Open to: Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental students. Please note that you must be a medical or dental undergraduate.

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. 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. Please do not include your name within the body of the essay or abstract. Preliminary short-listing of the essays will be performed on the basis of these summaries.
 

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For more information, contact: history@rsm.ac.uk

 

Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section: President's Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Prize: 1st prize = £300, 2nd prize = £200, poster prize = £100 
Open to: Trainee healthcare professionals and undergraduate or graduate research students, working in clinical practice or in basic or clinical research in any area of medicine or science related to the remit of the lipids, metabolism and vascular risk.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are welcomed for original research, audit, survey, case report or case series undertaken by the applicant in the field of lipids, metabolism & vascular risk.

Submissions will be judged and the top 8 shortlisted submissions will be invited to present their work at Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting on Tuesday 8 May 2018 Delegates will also be invited to produce an A1 poster to be judged on the day.

At this meeting all presentations will be scored again and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded by the President at the end of the meeting.

Candidates should ensure they are available on Tuesday 8 May 2018 for the Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting.

Successful shortlisted applicants will be notified. 

For more information, contact: lipids@rsm.ac.uk 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Basil Lee bursary for innovation in communication

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Submission deadline: Sunday 11 March 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary. 

This bursary is to enable the applicant to develop their new media skills which relate to the subject of maternity or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit the following: 

  • A description of the innovative way they have communicated/plan to communicate to mothers and fathers on a topic in the field of maternity care and how they will further develop this or their skills with the bursary money
  • Entries can take a variety of forms such as a short video, an app, pictures, animations or people telling their stories to communicate the topic
  • A summary of how the bursary will be spent
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

For further information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Luke Zander research support bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 3 September 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 2 November 2017
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary. 

This bursary is to honour Luke Zander a founding member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable the applicant to progress their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • Submit a summary of their current research
  • How the bursary will be spent (750 words maximum)
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Thursday 2 November 2017.

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

For more information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 7 January 2018
Meeting date: Monday 5 March 2018
Bursary: One prize of £750 to cover overseas travel or £500 to cover travel within the UK and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary. 

This bursary is to honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable the applicant to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • A paper of no more than 750 words that will be presented at the conference (this can be in draft format)
  • A description of the conference, the benefit that this will have to the recipient and a summary of travel costs either in the UK or overseas (of no more than 750 words)
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Monday 5 March 2018.

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

For more information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Nephrology Section: David Oliveira medical student award

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Submission deadline: Sunday 22 October 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Prize: £200
Open to: Any students in nephrology and wider specialties

The section invites medical students to submit clinical abstracts 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. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.
 
Submissions will be shortlisted for oral presentation at a Section meeting.  The prize of £200 will be awarded to the best 15 minute presentation, with an additional five minutes of discussion at the presentation meeting.

For more information, contact: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Dame Josephine Barnes award

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Submission deadline: Monday 22 January 2018
Meeting date: Friday 16 March 2018
Prize: £100
Open to: All medical undergraduate students

The title of the essay this year is 'Is it ethical to ration provision of healthcare in the modern NHS?' and essays should be no longer than 1000 words. References should be in Vancouver style.

Submissions from medical undergraduates are invited for the Dame Josephine Barnes essay prize in obstetrics and gynaecology. 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 Royal Society of Medicine. Please include your essay under the abstract section on the submission form.

For more information, contact: OG@rsm.ac.uk

 

Odontology Section: Colyer prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 23 July 2017
Meeting date: Monday 11 September 2017
Prize: First prize: £200. Second prize: £100
Open to: Undergraduate and post graduate students and trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years (as at date of presentation - September)

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 United Kingdom institution during the preceding five years.

This prize is open to students and trainees. RSM members and non-members are welcome to apply.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their poster at the Odontology Section meeting in September. Poster presenters will receive a certificate, and first and second prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges.

For more information, contact: odontology@rsm.ac.uk 

Ophthalmology Section: Students and trainees prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 19 April 2018
Meeting date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Prize: Best Poster: £150, Best Paper: £150 plus the Dermot Pierse prize of one year's subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology to the overall winner
Open to: Medical students and doctors in training

Opportunity to present research work and case reports to a knowledgeable and critical audience at a Section meeting. Papers accepted would be considered for publication in the JRSM. Abstracts should be sent of a maximum 300 words. 1 submission per person only. The judges will then select 8 oral finalists and 24 poster finalists.

For more information, contact: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk 
 

 

Oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX essay prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 19 March 2018
Meeting date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Prize: £50
Chosen topic: TBC

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

Essays should be no more than 2000 words (excluding title, authors and references).

The best essays will be chosen for presentation at the meeting on Saturday 28 April 2018.

For further information, contact: oralandmaxillofacialsurgery@rsm.ac.uk

oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX poster prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 19 March 2018
Meeting date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Prize: £50
Chosen topic: Any topic relating to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Open to: All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references).

The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation at the meeting on Saturday 28 April 2018.

For further information, contact: oralandmaxillofacialsurgery@rsm.ac.uk

Orthopaedics Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 November 2017
Meeting date: Friday 8 December 2017
Prize: 1st: £600, 2nd: £400 and 3rd: £200
Open to:  Students and trainees

Abstracts describing original (not previously published) work 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.

For more information, contact: orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas bursary

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Submission deadline:  Monday 26 March 2018
Meeting date: TBC
Bursary: Up to 5 bursaries will be available per year - covering the registration fee plus a contribution of £500 towards travel and hotel costs
Open to: Current RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section members of all grades

These bursaries are designed to enable Paediatric Consultants and trainees to attend an overseas meeting.

Applicants should complete the submission form - detailing:

  • a brief description of the overseas conference they wish to attend– including title, dates  and venue
  • a brief summary of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend the conference and how will it benefit the work of their clinical teams
  • the conferences attended (both national and international) in the past 5 years

Priority will be given to Paediatric Consultants in clinical practices who have not attended an overseas meeting in the past 5 years. 

In the event that an applicant is awarded a travel bursary by another organisation the applicant must withdraw their application to the RSM.

The bursary funds will be awarded after the successful candidate has returned from the conference and provided a report of their experiences of the conference; particularly focussing on how it will influence their clinical practice and how they have shared their experience / learning with their clinical teams. The reports will be uploaded to the Paediatrics & Child Health Section page on the RSM website and, if appropriate winners may be invited to speak at a relevant Section meeting to present “Highlights of the (relevant) conference”. 

For more info contact Andrea Török: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk   

 

Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 19 March 2018
Meeting date: Friday 25 May 2018
Prize: £200 and free attendance to a Pain Medicine Section meeting of your choice
Open to: All medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level, submissions from trainees of other specialities will also be accepted

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 will be:

“Acute pain: A Cinderella service? How can we get Cinderella to the ball in a cash/strapped environment”

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 fifteen minute presentation on the topic of their essay at the Pain Medicine Section meeting on Friday 25 May 2018 at the Royal Society of Medicine. 


For more information, contact: pain@rsm.ac.uk

 

Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 2 February 2018
Meeting date: Thursday 29 March 2018
Open to: Medical students 

Prizes:

  • 1st prize - £500 for the winner and £500 for the winner’s chosen charity/hospice
  • 2nd prize - one year’s membership to the RSM

Applicants are asked to comply with the following

  • Submit an essay or case study of no more than 2,000 words
  • Case studies and essays should follow the set title How can patient and carers' experiences shape services?
  • Only one author per submission
  • The winner must be available to present at the event on Thursday 29 March 2018
  • The winner and runner up may be asked to submit their essay to the European Journal of Palliative Care

Runners up may be invited to present a poster at this event. 

For more information, contact: palliative@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Palliative Care Section: MSc/MA research prize

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Submission deadline: Submissions closed
Meeting date: Monday 18 December 2017

We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations to showcase current research in palliative care (no more than 300 words)

Prize: 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize.

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

Open to: All students either currently studying, or within 18 months of completion, of MSc or MA in Palliative Medicine or an allied discipline

The winners may be asked to submit their essay to the European Journal of Palliative Care

For more information, contact: palliative@rsm.ac.uk

Patient Safety Section: Students and trainees prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 30 October 2017
Meeting date: Friday 24 November 2017
Prize: Oral presentation: A year’s free RSM membership, Poster presentation: £50
Open to: All students and trainees

Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words that define a problem in the 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.
 

For more information, contact: patient@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Psychiatry Section: Students and trainees award

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Submission deadline: Saturday 30 June 2018
Prize: 1 year's RSM membership and a cash award for outstanding contributions
Open to: Medical Students and Foundation and Specialist Trainees

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 the original work of the author and accompanied with a summary CV and a covering letter.
 
Your career stage will be taken into consideration when judging.

 

For more information, contact: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Respiratory Medicine Section: Medical Student Elective Bursary

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Submission deadline: Monday 2 April 2018
Prize: £500, a certificate and 1 year RSM membership
Open to: Medical undergraduates from the UK intending to go on an elective module related to Respiratory Medicine during the academic year 2017/18 

A description or proposal of the elective module must be submitted in less than 500 words along with a current CV. The judging will be based on the planned contribution of the student to the project they wish to undertake on their elective, including; the originality of the work and the feasibility of the project. The project should have relevance to the development and future career of the applicant. The authors of the two best abstracts will be selected to give a short presentation to Council, and then the winner chosen. The overall winner will be invited to deliver a presentation at a Respiratory Section meeting after they have completed their elective.

For more information, contact: respiratory@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Respiratory Medicine Section: Young Investigator Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 2 April 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Prize: £500 trainee award; £250 student award + 1 year RSM membership
Open to: Both medical students and SpR/ST trainees

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of less than 500 words on clinical or scientific research in which they are involved. Selected abstracts will be presented at the RSM to the Respiratory Section Council. There will be one prize each for a medical student and a respiratory trainee. The student must be still studying and the trainee still in training at the time of application for the prize. The judging will be based on the contribution of the applicant, the originality, quality and scientific basis of the work.

For more information, contact: respiratory@rsm.ac.uk 

 

RFS Chairman's prize: So you want to be a doctor?

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Prize: £300 RSM Student award; £300 Retired Fellow award
Open to: RSM Student members, final year students who qualify in September 2017 and members of the Retired Fellow's Society.

The Retired Fellow's Society invites essay submissions of no more that 2,500 words, with the theme and title of 'So you want to be a doctor?'. Submitters may be from any clinical specialty but should state their particular specialty in the title of their essay e.g. 'So you want to be a doctor?: General practice'.

Submissions will be judged by a panel convened by the RFS Committee.
 
Successful and shortlisted applicants may be asked to précis their essay for inclusion in the RFS Newsletter. 

For more information, contact: rfs@rsm.ac.uk

 

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

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: First prize of £250.00 and a one year RSM membership; Second prize of a one year RSM membership

Open to: Medical students and trainee doctors within the field of sexual health and associated specialisms within GU/SRH. RSM and non-members of the RSM may apply.

Topic: To be confirmed

The Sexuality & Sexual Health Section invites applicants to submit a 2000 word essay based on any research objective of their choice in relation to the following topics set by the Sexuality & Sexual Health Council. 

The highest scoring applicant(s) will be invited to present their essays at the Sexuality & Sexual Health meeting. 

For more information, contact: sexmed@rsm.ac.uk

 

Sport & Exercise Medicine Section: Helal and Harries prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 4 May 2018
Meeting date:  Monday 24 September 2017
Prize: Certificate
Open to: Doctors in training, allied health professionals, medical students and intercalated students

Abstracts should describe the applicant's own work on a subject relevant to sport and exercise medicine. The work must not have been previously published. Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should describe the background to the work, methods, results and conclusions. They should be accompanied by a supporting letter from a consultant or supervisor.

Short-listed candidates will be required to give a poster presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine and will be required to stay for the duration of the meeting.

The prize will be awarded for the best presentation  and will be accompanied by a certificate and prize. 

For more information, contact: sports@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Surgery Section: General surgery short papers prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 8 January 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Prize: Oral presentation: £250 and Poster: £100
Open to: All trainees, students and PAMs

Trainees, students and PAMs are invited to submit an abstract on any general surgery topic. Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at the ‘Global surgery’ meeting of the Sections of Surgery on Wednesday 7 March 2018 for the chance to win £250. The remaining abstracts will be invited to present a poster on their work for the chance to win £100. 

Abstracts should be 250 words (max) and should include the title, background, aims, methods, results and discussion/conclusion but do not need to include references, figures or tables. 

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Surgery Section: John Dawson medical student prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 5 July 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Prize: £250
Open to: Medical students

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 posters at the President's Day on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Telemedicine & eHealth Section prize for innovation

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Submission deadline: Friday 13 April 2018
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: £500 plus membership of the RSM for one year
Open to: All members of the RSM, non-members, all grades and all students

Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) are invited to describe an innovation in the adoption of telemedicine, telecare or eHealth in one of the following areas and must include the role played by the applicant:

  • District or community care
  • Social care 
  • Primary care
  • Hospital care
  • IT infrastructure for health and/or care services

The winner of the prize will be expected to give an oral presentation at a Section meeting and submit a paper for consideration for publication by the Editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

For more information, contact: telemedicine@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Trainees Section: Medical Authors Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Prize: £100 book vouchers
Open to: All students and trainees

Applicants are invited to submit an outline of their idea for a book proposal, with one author and of no more than 500 words.
 
If the idea is shortlisted it will be presented on Friday 2 June 2017 to an expert ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel that will know nothing of the idea on the day but will judge as to whether they wish to accept or decline the proposal. An overall winner will be decided on the night taking into account the judges, and audience opinions.
 
Please note: Applicants are required to be available on Wednesday 7 June 2017 (to present if shortlisted).
 
For more information, contact: trainees@rsm.ac.uk 
 

 

Urology section: A career in urology poster prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 13 January 2018
Prize: Subscription to the Journal of Clinical Urology and a certificate
Open to: Medical students and doctors not yet in core or specialist training

Submission: Medical students and doctors not yet in core or specialist training are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words relating to the subject of urology.

Successful applicants will then be selected to showcase their poster at the Sections upcoming “A career in urology” meeting on Saturday 13 January 2018 for a chance to win the prize.

Instructions for all poster submissions:

Presenters must register for the event in order for their work to be presented. Please register your place here: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/URK07 

  • Presentations can be on any case, audit, research in urology
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. We advise 12 point text Times New Roman or equivalent for the body of the text.
  • It is recommended that the following headings are used when submitting abstracts: introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion
  • To increase the likelihood of acceptance, the abstract should capture the interest of the reviewers, be succinct and have a clear message
  • If this is a 'case report' please state this in the title
  • Posters will be of a maximum size of A1 (0.594m x 0.841m) in external dimension

For more information, contact: urology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 May 2018
Meeting date: Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: Oral: 1st: £250; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £150 Poster: £200
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Abstracts should be structured (aims, methods, results, conclusions) and be a maximum 250 words.

Candidates shortlisted will be asked to present an oral presentation at the meeting in June 2018. A selection of submissions (not shortlisted for oral presentation) will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Phlebology

 

For further information, contact: venous@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

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