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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Prizes, Bursaries, Essays


 

Eastern Division Research Prize

The Eastern Division has established an annual prize for the best research project conducted by any doctor of non-Consultant grade working within the Eastern Division. The aim of the prize is to stimulate good quality research amongst trainees and non-Consultant career grade doctors who will then be afforded the opportunity to present this research at one of the Divisional Academic Meetings.

Prize: £200

Eligibility: Entrants must be working in the Eastern Division in a non-Consultant post, at the time of completion of the research project and when making the prize submission.

Where Presented: 2015 Autumn Academic Meeting of the Eastern Division

Regulations:

  1. Eligible students are invited to submit a research project of up to 5000 words in MS Word format.
  2. The Eastern Division Executive Committee will appoint three examiners to judge the entries.
  3. Submissions should be emailed to TOConnell@rcpsych.ac.uk

Closing Date: 15 October 2015

 

Eastern Division Medical Student Essay Prize

The Eastern Division has established this prize in order to raise the profile of the Division and to encourage medical students to pursue further study and professional training in Psychiatry.

Prize: £250

Eligibility: All medical students training in Medical Schools located within the Eastern Division.

Where Presented: 2016 Spring Academic Meeting of the Eastern Division

Regulations:

  1. Eligible students are invited to submit an original essay of up to 5000 words on any aspect of psychiatry. The essay should be illustrated by a clinical example from medical or psychiatric practice relevant to mental health and should discuss how the student's training and awareness has been influenced as a result. The essay should demonstrate an understanding of the Mental Health issues pertinent to the clinical problem and should include a discussion of the effects and consequences of the condition for the individual, their family and the wider healthcare system.
  2. The essay should be supported by a review of relevant literature and should be the candidate's own work.
  3. The Eastern Division Executive Committee will appoint three examiners to judge the entries. Criteria for judging merit will include: clarity of expression, understanding of the literature and evidence, cogency of argument and the overall ability to convey enthusiasm and originality. The Division reserves the right not to award the prize if no entry reaching the agreed minimum standard is received.
  4. Submissions should be emailed to TOConnell@rcpsych.ac.uk

Closing Date: 31 December 2015

 

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