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.

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section postgraduate prize

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Prize deadline: Friday 28 September 2018

Meeting date: Saturday 20 October 2018


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.

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

 

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section undergraduate poster competition

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Prize deadline: Friday 28 September 2018

Meeting date: Saturday 20 October 2018

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.

For more information, contact: forensic@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: Thursday 31 May 2019
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.

 

 

General Practice with Primary Health Care Section and CAIPE John Horder Student Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 9 July 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 13 September 2018
Prize: £150

This annual essay award will be offered to a student who has been involved with interprofessional learning or working, within the community. The essay will reflect the experience and learning achieved. 

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

Applicants are asked to comply with the following

    • Submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words
    • Essays should follow the set title Describe and discuss an example of inter-professional working or learning with which you have been involved
    • Essays should include:
      • Description of the student's experience of interprofessional learning and collaborative working
      • Application of academic learning to the case described. References to the literature must be included
      • Degree of reflection on the student's experience
    • Only one author per submission
    • The winner must be available to present at the event on Wednesday 13 September 2018

 

History of Medicine Section: Norah Schuster Essay prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 19 November 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 6 March 2019
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: Monday 4 June 2018
Meeting date: Friday 27 July 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 Friday 27 July 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 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Dame Josephine Barnes award

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed for 2019
Meeting date: To be confirmed for 2019
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

 

Orthopaedics Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 14 October 2018
Meeting date: Friday 7 December 2018
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.
Shortlisted candidates are expected to attend the dinner following the event.

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

 

 

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 23 September 2018
Meeting date: TBC
Bursary: Up to 3 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   

 

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 

 

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

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Meeting date: Saturday 16 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: Gender Dysphoria: Am I in the wrong body?

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

Sleep Medicine Section: Student essay prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 27 August 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Prizes: First prize: £200 + certificate, Second prize: £100 + certificate, Third prize: £50 + certificate
Open to: Medical (pre-clinical and clinical) and dental undergraduate students

The aim of this prize is to promote discussion and understanding of sleep medicine and its relevance to current medical practice.
The title of the essay this year is 'Should healthcare professionals be concerned about the quality of sleep their patients have?’

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

Submissions will be marked based on the following criteria:

• Originality (0-5 marks)
• Quality of evidence in support of argument (0-5 marks)
• Quality of write up/presentation (0-5 marks)
• Relevance to clinical practice (0-5 marks)
• Awareness of public health implications of sleep/sleep loss (0-5 marks)

For more information, contact: sleep.disorders@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 

 

Trainees Section: Medical Authors Prize

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Submission deadline: This prize will next run in 2018-19 academic year
Meeting date: To be confirmed
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 
 

 

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