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.

Cardiothoracic Section: Case presentation

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Submission deadline: Thursday 27 September 2018
Meeting date:  Friday 23 November 2018
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 23 November 2018.

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

 

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

 

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 7 December 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 12 February 2019


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: Professor Jonathan Brostoff award

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 October 2018
Meeting date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Prize: £750 to be used towards research or training in the clinical immunology and allergy fields, and a year's free RSM membership
Open to: Trainees (up to specialist trainee 3 – ST3), , young scientists and medical students

The Professor Jonathan Brostoff award invites essays of no more than 500 words that highlight developments and progression of any of the following topics: Gut allergy, microbiotica, or food intolerance.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present at the appropriate Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section meeting where the winner will be decided and awarded with £750 to be used towards research or training in the clinical immunology and allergy fields, and a year's free RSM membership. Submitters are asked to be available on this date.

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

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and innovation prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 January 2018

Meeting date: Friday 29 June 2018 
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 7 December 2018

Meeting date: Friday 28 June 2019
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: 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

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology A C Comfort Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 22 April 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 19 June 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. Apply now arrow

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: Friday 25 January 2019
Meeting date: Friday 26 April 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   

 

Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 14 January 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 28 March 2019
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 Do you need compassion to work in palliative medicine?
  • Only one author per submission
  • The winner must be available to present at the event on Thursday 28 March 2019
  • The winner and runner up may be asked to submit their essay to the BMJ Supportive and 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: Research prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 5 October 2018
Meeting date: Monday 17 December 2018

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 

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 19 July 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 26 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 in Basingstoke on Wednesday 26 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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