Prizes and bursaries 

The London Division has created a prize for the best submission by a medical undergraduate and foundation doctor within the London Division.

This can be any of the following:

  • An essay written on a subject in psychiatry 
  • A research project in psychiatry where the student is either the main author or has made a significant contribution
  • A literature review on a topic in psychiatry
  • An essay on psychiatry which is especially relevant to London, due either to historical importance or another topic of local significance


A maximum of four prizes of £200 each are offered, depending on the standard and number of submissions.

  • Two prizes of £200 for medical undergraduates
  • Two prizes of £200 for foundation doctors

**Please note prior to 2019 the prizes were given to medical undergraduates only** 



Who can enter?

Medical undergraduates and foundation doctors currently in the London Division area

Where presented

London Division Annual Academic Event - Autumn 2020


  • The submission should ideally be between 6000 and 8000 words.  
  • Research projects should be written in the format normally associated with research articles published in the academic press, and should also include an abstract of no more than 200 words. 
  • The submission should be the applicant's own work. 
  • Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.  
  • The submission is to be forwarded as a Word document.

Submissions should be made electronically to Jennifer Edwards

Closing Date

5pm, 28 October 2020

Previous winners

Julie Hammond for  work entitled: Assessing Parenting Capacity in Psychiatric Mother and Baby Units: A case report and review of literature

and Katherine Wiles with [Claudia Lage, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Derek K Tracy]  for work entitled: A systematic review of the effects of low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on cognition

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