The College awards a prize for an essay related to global health. The prize is £125 each for two winners (one medical student and one FY1 doctor) plus a free place at the next Global Health symposium. A limited contribution towards travel costs is available for winners. Winners will also be asked to produce a poster relating to their essay to present at the Global Health Symposium.

*Please note that we have diverted our resources to focus on Covid-19, so this competition will not run in 2020.*


To qualify applicants must:

  • Be a current medical student at a recognised University, or in their first year of work post-University (an FY1 doctor or equivalent)
  • Be willing to have their essay published on the College website and present a poster at the Global Health symposium

Application and Selection Process

Applicants will be asked to complete a 1500 word (max) essay, of their own work, from one of two topics.

The prize-winners will be the people who inspire members of the selection committee, and who they feel benefited from researching their essay.

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