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Prizes and bursaries - Student Associates

Pathfinder Fellowships

This new initiative provides a unique and exciting opportunity for medical students in their penultimate year of study who are interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry.

Prizes and bursaries

Find out which Faculties, SIGs and Divisions offer prizes to medical students and foundation doctors.

RCPsych Awards

The RCPsych Awards mark the highest levels of achievement in psychiatry.  Now extended to include awards for medical students and foundation doctors, this is your opportunity to be recognised for your high levels of achievement and your interest in psychiatry.’ 

Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) Bursary

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is keen to attract high calibre doctors to the specialty of psychiatry and to foster good attitudes towards psychiatry and the College as a whole.

The Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee offers up to 11 bursaries for medical students and foundation doctors looking for financial support with their electives in psychiatry or to undertake research in the UK or overseas. Find out how to apply.

Student Associate Essay Prize - Win a place at the RCPsych International Congress

Annual prize open to Medical Students and Foundation Doctors offering the chance to win a free day at the RCPsych International Congress, plus much more!

Keep an eye on the Student Associate pages to find out when the next round opens. For reference, the 2015 advert can be found here.

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