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 prize

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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 750 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

 

Critical Care Medicine Section: Student Elective Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 April 2019
Meeting date: To be confirmed

Prize: up to £1000 and a year's free RSM membership
Open to: UK medical students undertaking an elective or overseas observership as a recognised course component of their final year MBBS/MBPhD studies during the 2016-17 academic year. Also open to Non RSM members.

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and innovation prize

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Submission deadline: 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. 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Presidents Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Prize: One year's membership of the RSM
Open to: Students and practitioners of medicine, nursing, social care and allied healthcare professionals within 5 years of qualification 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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 

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: Luke Zander research support bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 21 October 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary. 

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

Entrants will need to submit the following:

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

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting 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

 

 

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 

 

 

Nephrology Section: David Oliveira medical student award

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Submission deadline: Sunday 4 November 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 4 December 2018
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: 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

 

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 

 

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   

 

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 25 May 2018 at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

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

Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize

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Submission deadline: 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: Healthcare students and healthcare professionals with research projects, quality improvement or audit in the field of palliative medicine

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

Patient Safety Section: Students and trainees prize

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Prize deadline: Friday 26 October 2018

Meeting date: Friday 30 November 2018

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 

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

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Meeting date: Monday 15 October 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: Critically analyse the challenges faced working in abortion services today

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

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

 

 

Plastic surgery section prize: UPRAS

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Submission deadline: Sunday 14 October 2018
Meeting date: Saturday 24 November 2018
Chosen topic: Any topic relating to medical/surgical topics 

Word limit: 300 words

Abstracts are being invited for oral and poster presentations at this meeting. There is no limit on the number of abstracts individual can submit. If you wish to submit an abstract, please state whether you would like to be considered for poster or oral presentation. 

For further information or to submit, please contact plastic.surgery@rsm.ac.uk.

For further information, contact: plastic.surgery@rsm.ac.uk

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