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Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry

Perinatal Psychiatry prizes



To encourage interest and research in the area of Perinatal Psychiatry, the Section awards three prizes each year:

 

Prize winners receive a financial award, as well as a certificate and free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend. 

Perinatal Psychiatry Essay Prize for Medical Students


Perinatal Psychiatry Essay Prize for Medical Students Prize: £150 + free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend

 

Eligible: Medical students in their 4th or 5th year and FY1 doctors

 

Closing date: 7 September each year.

 

When and where presented: Annually at Perinatal Section Scientific Meeting, usually held in November/December.

 

Regulations:

 

  • Eligible students/doctors are invited to submit an original essay on a set subject set each year by the Section Executive.
  • The 2014 essay prize title is Consider the potential emotional and psychological consequences of female genital mutilation.

 

  • The marking criteria will be as follows:
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    • Relevance to Perinatal Psychiatry

    • Understanding of topic

    • Cogency of argument

    • Extent of personal contribution

    • Novelty / Creativity

    • Presentation and readability.

  • Research or work on clinical audit are not eligible, but may be entered for the Section’s project prize
  • Word limit: 3,000
  • The essay must be the candidate’s own work.
  • Where advertised: College website, Student BMJ, and through Deans of Medical Schools.
  • The prize will be judged by the Chair, Academic Secretary and one other member of the Executive Committee.  The panel will rank entries based on the above criteria, and entry with the highest mean rank will be the winner.
  • The prize winner will be offered free registration to attend the Section scientific meeting and reimbursement of travel expenses to attend subject to submission of receipts.
  • The winning essay will be published on the Section webpages, and submission of work for the prize will be taken as indicating consent to this.

 

Winning entries from previous years:

 

Information from and submissions by email to Lauren Wright, Perinatal Section Manager Tel:

020 3701 2588

 

 

Perinatal Psychiatry Project Prize for Medical Students

Prize: £150 + free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend

 

Eligible: Medical students in their 4th or 5th year and FY1 doctors

 

Closing date: 7 September each year.

 

When and where presented: Annually at Perinatal Section Scientific Meeting, usually held in November/December.

 

Regulations:

Eligible students/doctors are invited to submit a piece of original research, service evaluation or audit. (Essays are not eligible, but may be submitted to the Section’s Essay Prize).

 

Word limit: 3,000

 

The marking criteria will be as follows:

 

  • Importance of the project to perinatal mental health
  • Adequacy of design and method
  • Quality of analysis
  • Quality of the discussion and comments and whether they reflect the findings
  • Clarity and quality of presentation.

 

The candidate should have made a major contribution to the project. This may be in the form of a standalone project or a defined part of an ongoing project by a supervisor. The entry should be accompanied by a letter from the supervisor which describes to what stages (design, development of methodology, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of data) the trainee has made contributions and to what extent. An entry will not be accepted without this information.

 

The prize will be judged by the Chair, Academic Secretary and one other member of the Executive Committee.  The panel will rank entries based on the above criteria, and entry with the highest mean rank will be the winner.

 

The winning project will be published on the Faculty webpage, and submission of work for the prize will be taken as indicating consent to this.  Work may only be submitted if the candidate has obtained consent from any co-authors/copyright holders.

 

Information from and submissions by email to Lauren Wright, Perinatal Section Manager Tel:

020 3701 2588

 

 

The Daksha Emson Poster Prize in Perinatal Psychiatry

Prize: £250 + free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend

 

Eligible: FY2 doctors and trainees in psychiatry (CT1/ST1-ST6 or equivalent)

 

Closing date: 7 September each year

 

When and where presented: Annually at Perinatal Section Scientific Meeting, usually held in November/December.

 

Regulations:

The candidate should have made a major contribution to the project. This may be in the form of a standalone project or a defined part of an ongoing project by a supervisor. The entry should be accompanied by a letter from the supervisor which describes to what stages (design, development of methodology, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of data) the trainee has made contributions and to what extent. An entry will not be accepted without this information.

 

 

Winning entries from previous years:

 

Submissions to:

Conference Office, The Royal College of Psychiatrists Tel: 020 3701 2604 or email

                         

 

 

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