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 7 May 2017
Meeting date: Friday 2 June 2017
Prize: £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. 

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

 

Cardiothoracic Section: Case presentation

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Submission deadline: Friday 21 April 2017
Meeting date:  Friday 9 June 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 9 June 2017.

Please note that we will ask all shortlisted candidates to include a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) in their presentation.

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

 

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: Oral presentation: 1st prize: £300; 2nd prize: two prizes of £100. Poster presentation: £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 and poster presentation, or just a poster presentation.

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

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 2 April 2017
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.

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

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and innovation prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 8 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: Friday 8 December 2017
Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Prize: 2 x £500 and one 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 10 July 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
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 37th Primary Care Update. 

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place for Wednesday 13 September 2017 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: gpforum@rsm.ac.uk

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 10 July 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
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: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
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: Tuesday 26 April 2016
Meeting date:  Tuesday 21 June 2016
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: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Meeting date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Prize: £100 book token 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: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Meeting date: To be confirmed
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 Friday 9 September. 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 the meeting 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 26 March 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Bursary: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership
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 students, trainees and other professionals who are registered in the UK to develop their new media skills which relates to the subject of maternity.
 
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.
  • The innovative way itself - 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.
  • An up to date CV

The winner will be invited to present at the Maternity & the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Tuesday 16 May 2017.

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

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Luke Zander research support bursary

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed 
Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM 
Open to: All UK registered medical students, trainees and professionals (allied health/healthcare professionals, and others)

This bursary is to honour Luke Zander a founding member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable healthcare professionals, students and others who are registered in the UK as a student to progress their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit a summary of their current research and how the prize money will be spent if awarded (750 words maximum) as well as an up to date CV.

The winner will be invited to present at the next Maternity & the newborn forum section meeting, the date is yet to be confirmed.

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

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
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
Open to: Maternity healthcare professionals and students or obstetric students and trainees registered in the UK

This bursary is to honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum.

The bursary is to enable Maternity healthcare professionals and students or obstetric students and trainees registered in the UK to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants are invited to submit a paper of no more than 750 words that will be presented at the conference (this can be in draft format). A current CV and 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) should also be attached.

For more information, contactmaternity@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Nephrology Section: David Oliveira medical student award

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
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: Date to be confirmed
Meeting date: Date to be confirmed
Prize: £100
Open to: All medical undergraduate students

The title of the essay this year is to be confirmed 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

 

 

Ophthalmology Section: Students and trainees prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 20 April 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 8 June 2017
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 30 January 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 4 March 2017
Prize: £50
Chosen topic: Two thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery. Should all surgical specialties in the UK expand their training numbers to teach and train more overseas surgeons?
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 4 March 2017.

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

oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX poster prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 30 January 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 4 March 2017
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 4 March 2017.

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 27 March 2017
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: 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: Sunday 19 March 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 28 September 2017
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 Thursday 1 June 2017 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: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Meeting date: Friday 12 May 2017
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 title: "Innovation in palliative care: What's next?"
  • Only one author per submission
  • The winner must be available to present at the event on Friday 12 May 2017.

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: Sunday 17 September 2017
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

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: Friday 30 June 2017
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 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 3 April 2017
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 3 April 2017 2016
Meeting date: TBC
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: Saturday 30 September 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 30 May 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
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: How can HCPs help prevent and challenge child sexual abuse?

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. Topic to agreed shortly. 

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: Sunday 2 July 2017
Meeting date:  Monday 25 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 at the 'respiratory and endocrine conditions in the athlete' meeting and will be accompanied by a certificate and prize. 

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

 

Students Section: Research Presentation Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: 1st: £300, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £100.
Open to: Medical and other healthcare students (RSM Members and Non-members), and those within six months of graduating.

Abstracts of original research undertaken during undergraduate studies will be considered. The research studies may be basic science or clinical projects. Abstracts must be no more than 200 words, with the main (presenting) author highlighted. Only one submission per main/presenting author.
 
Please note: This prize is not intended for research undertaken as part of a PhD degree.

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

 

Students Section: Sidney Linton Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: 1st: £250, 2nd: A year's free RSM membership
Open to: Medical and other healthcare students (RSM Members and Non-members)

The title for this year's prize is Heart murmurs. Candidates should include underlying pathophysiology and management of common heart murmurs. 

The Sidney Linton Prize is an opportunity for medical students to explore novel ways to teach cardiology through peer produced resources. For this prize we ask participants to take a pre-determined theme (detailed below) and identify different ways to convey the information in the form of an e-resource for a medical student audience. Possible submission styles include (but are not limited to): Poster (A3), A4 leaflet, video submission, podcast, audio recording.
 
It is designed to test the understanding of participants of core material as well as their ability to convey the information they decide to include.
 

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

Surgery Section: John Dawson medical student prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 31 July 2017
Meeting date: Friday 29 September 2017
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 Friday 29 September 2017. 

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

 

 

Telemedicine & eHealth Section prize for innovation

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Submission deadline: Friday 28 April 2017
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: Friday 2 June 2017
Prize: £100 book vouchers and mentoring to help you develop your idea into a fully worked proposal as well as an introduction to the publication process.
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 Friday 2 June 2017 (to present if shortlisted).

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

 

Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 7 May 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 July 2017
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 July 2017. 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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