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


  • 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.
  • The submission should be an original piece and should not have been already published. 
  • Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.  
  • The submission is to be forwarded as a Word document.


Current Prize Winners

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

Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry