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 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

 

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 April 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 4 April 2019

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 2018-19 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: Friday 7 December 2018

Meeting date: Friday 28 June 2019
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 1 July 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
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 11 September 2019 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.

 

 

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. 

History of Medicine Section: Norah Schuster Essay prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 26 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

 

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

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Submission deadline: Sunday 14 April 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 16 May 2019
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 listed above. 

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: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 3 February 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
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 listed above.

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 

 

 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Dame Josephine Barnes award

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Submission deadline: Thursday 28 February 2019
Meeting date: Friday 26 April 2019
Prize: £100
Open to: All medical undergraduate students

The title of the essay this year is 'How will artificial intelligence be used in the routine clinical practice of obstetricians and gynaecologist in 10 years time' 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 11 April 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 13 June 2019
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: Friday 29 March 2019
Meeting date: Saturday 27 April 2019
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 2019.

Travel expenses: If shortlisted to present at the meeting, any travel expenses can be claimed back. Please bear in mind that we can only reimburse expenses for economy class travel and food and drink will not be reimbursed

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

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: UMAX poster prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 29 March 2019
Meeting date: Saturday 27 April 2019
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 27 April 2019

Travel expenses: If shortlisted to present at the meeting, any travel expenses can be claimed back. Please bear in mind that we can only reimburse expenses for economy class travel and food and drink will not be reimbursed

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

 

Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 14 January 2019
Meeting date: Friday 17 May 2019
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:

“Explain pain! How to explain pain and improve communication with patients"

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 17 May 2019 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: 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 

Digital Health Section prize for innovation

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Submission deadline: Monday 8 June 2019
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

Applications are invited for this year's prize for innovations that apply digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The innovation projects must be already underway, or completed in the past 12 months (i.e. we do not want submissions of concept papers for projects that have not been started). 

The submission should not exceed 1500 words, but there is no minimum word count. The authors of the top 3 submissions selected by the evaluation committee will be invited to present at the autumn meeting of the council and the winner will be selected at the meeting.

For more information, contact: telemedicine@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 
 

 

Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 June 2019

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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