About this section

The Students Section’s purpose is to provide the opportunity for enthusiastic medical, dental and veterinary students from across the country to meet and share experiences, opinions, activities and opportunities to learn and develop their future careers.

QI scholars webinar series

This four-part webinar series aims to empower and prepare healthcare students and professionals to start making improvements in their placements or in their workplace. We will introduce you to the key principles and the basics of Quality Improvement (QI), data collection and interpretation to assess implemented changes in clinical settings, and the value of effective communication between healthcare professionals to drive change. 


This series is based on the Model for Improvement and the resources from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), as well as the Leadership & Management Standards for Medical Professionals by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).


Each webinar will be delivered by a QI champion who will share their story in their QI journey, with plenty of opportunity for live Q&A. Delegates will also have the chance to win a prize for a 300-word writing task at the end of the webinar series.


Scroll down to 'Upcoming student events and webinars' to find out more and book your place.

'An evening with...' series

'An evening with' offers a unique platform for medical students to interview preeminent figures in a field they are passionate about. Each episode will explore a different topic, allowing an intimate insight into the inner workings of a pioneer in the field.


Scroll down to find out more and book your place.

RSM Students specialty booklets

The RSM Students Section specialty booklets for medical students, by medical students! These booklets aim to increase your knowledge of medical and surgical specialties, by providing you with exclusive content that is not readily accessible otherwise.


Latest booklet: 


Previous booklets:

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Mr Aleksander Michal Dawidziuk
Mr Callum Prosser
Honorary Secretary
Miss Josephine Elliott
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming student events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Students Section.

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Reflective students, reflective practice

Ms Natalie Fine, Education Policy Analyst at the General Medical Council, Dr Rachel Clarke, author and doctor at the University of Oxford and Dr Helen Sheldon from The Balint Society, join us for this...
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QI scholars webinar series: Referrals and handovers

Effective communication among healthcare professionals is a simple but powerful tool to drive change. In this episode, we will explore the importance of referrals and handovers. Dr Charles Coughlan, a...
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QI scholars webinar series: Leadership and management skills

The final episode of the QI scholars webinar series will consider leadership and management in healthcare. Dr Arrash Arya Yassaee, Think Tank Lead of the Trainee Steering Group of the FMLM, will discu...
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RSM National Finals Conference

This year’s RSM finals study day has gone virtual! The RSM National Finals Conference aims to help final year medical students polish their medical knowledge in time for final exams. Focusing on the m...

Prizes & awards

Students Section: Sidney Linton Prize


  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: A year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical and other healthcare students.

Application guidelines

The Sidney Linton Prize is an opportunity for students to explore novel ways to teach cardiology through peer-produced resources. For this prize we ask participants to take a pre-determined theme 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.

The title for this year’s prize is: TBC

Submission closed

Students Section: TeachMe Series Research Presentation Prize


  • First prize: £300
  • Second prize: £150
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical and other healthcare students, and those within six months of graduating.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on original research undertaken during your undergraduate studies. The main author must be highlighted in the paper and only one submission per author can be submitted.

Please note this prize is not intended for research undertaken as part of a PhD degree.

Submission closed

Reflective Practice Student Award

Applications are invited to submit for a new Students Section Reflective Practice Student Award. The prize aims to reward an understanding of the importance and usefulness of reflection as a medical student, in working towards becoming a reflective practitioner. 

Essay question: Argue against the following statement using an experience you have had with a patient as the basis for your argument: "Reflection among medical students is neither useful nor does it benefit patients." Word limit of 3000 words excluding references. 

The essay must be well structured and address all aspects of the question. The essay should address the following:  

An experience with a patient that the candidate then reflected on:

  • Description of events (essential) 
  • Description of candidate feelings (desirable) 
  • Evaluation of actions (essential) 
  • Analysis of factors contributing to situation (desirable) 
  • Learning points/action plan (essential) 

Argument for the relevance of reflection to medical students: 

  • Refer back to own experience (essential) 
  • Reference to scientific literature (desirable) 

Argument for the usefulness of reflection to medical students:

  • Refer back to own experience (essential) 
  • Reference to scientific literature (desirable) 

1st prize: £100, one year of RSM membership, one year of Balint Society membership 
2x runner up prizes: one year of RSM membership 

Open to: Undergraduate Medical Students only 

Deadline: Tuesday 22 December 2020

The prize winner will be announced at the Students Section webinar on Thursday 21 January 2021. Click here to book your place. 

Apply here

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