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Winner: £250 plus two days’ free registration at the Faculty conference, one night at conference hotel, and standard advance rail travel within the UK. Two runners-up (awarded at judges’ discretion): two days’ free registration, one night at conference hotel, and standard advance rail travel.

Medical student essay prize in general and community psychiatry

The Medical Student Essay Prize in General and Community Psychiatry 

 The Faculty of General Adult and Community psychiatry has established an essay prize to be awarded following competition. The Faculty wishes to encourage interest in and awareness of psychiatry among undergraduates as a stimulating and challenging career option.

Prize is now: Winner: £250 plus two days’ free registration at the Faculty conference, one night at conference hotel, and standard advance rail travel within the UK. Two runners-up (awarded at judges’ discretion): two days’ free registration, one night at conference hotel, and standard advance rail travel.  The conference package is for the year in which the prize is awarded and cannot be carried over.

Frequency: Annually

Eligible: All clinical medical students in the United Kingdom.

Where presented:  Faculty Residential Meeting 

Regulations: 

I.         The format of the prize will be an essay of up to 3,000 words.  Criteria for judging merit will include clarity of expression, understanding of the literature and evidence, cogency of argument and overall ability to convey enthusiasm and originality within a set word limit.

II.  The title for 2015 is 'Innovative teaching methods: How should we teach psychiatry in the 21st Century?'

III.      Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee. Should a minimum standard not be achieved the prizes may not be awarded.

IV.      Applicants should send their essay, and a 250 word summary, by email.

V.       The prizewinning essays will be published on the Faculty web page 

Closing date:  7 August 2015, midnight

Submissions to:   

Lauren Wright (Faculty Manager) 

Tel: 0207 235 2351 Ext 6284