The Sleep Medicine Section’s purpose is to promote the understanding of sleep and its disorders thus promoting good health and best practice. The section through its meetings provides up-to-date information on sleep and sleep medicine to anyone who requires it.
The publication 'Expert consensus on minimum standards of practice in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) 2019' is now available to RSM members. Download report here.
- First prize: £300, and invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine
- Second prize: £200
- Third prize: £100
Monday 5 April 2021
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental undergraduate students
Title of the essay this year: The role of sleep in a healthy heart
The aim of this prize is to promote discussion and understanding of sleep medicine and its relevance to current medical practice.
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
For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.
For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership.
For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.