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Examinations Prizes

The selection of candidates to be recognised for prizes falls to the Examinations Sub-Committee, whose decision may be subject to the Education and Training Committee who also reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

Enquiries:  David Flowers, The Royal College of Psychiatrists: 0203 701 2628


Notice - The Laughlin Prize / The President’s Prize

From August 2018, the Laughlin Prize which will no longer be awarded. The College would like to thank the Laughlin Foundation for their generous contributions over the years towards this prize. Details of the Laughlin Prize and last prize winners can be found here.

The College intends to continue to recognise the best performing trainee in the membership examination and will now award the President’s Prize. The President's Prize will be given after each diet of the CASC Exams. Diet 1 includes the UK CASC in January, and the Singapore CASC in May. Diet 2 includes the UK CASC in September, and the Hong Kong CASC in October. There will be no need to apply as all candidates taking Paper B and the CASC MRCPsych Exams will be considered.

A prize of £500 will be given twice a year and presented at the College Annual Meeting.    


The Standish-Barry Prize

 

This prize started in 1998, the result of a bequest made by Dr Standish-Barry to the Irish Division. This was with a view to instituting a prize for the best results by an Irish graduate in the MRCPsych Membership Exams. The first such prize was given after the Autumn 1999 diet of the MRCPsych Exams, and is managed by the Exams Department of the College.   

            

A £200 prize is given annually, presented at the College Annual Meeting, and there is no closing date. No need to apply, as Irish candidates taking the Paper B, and the CASC MRCPsych Exams will be considered.

 

Regulations:   

The prize is given to the Irish Graduate thought by the Exams Sub-Committee to have given the best overall performance in Paper B, and the CASC.

2017 Winner: Dr Sinead Carr


The Alexander Mezey Prize

 

Alexander Mezey(1922-2008) was born in Romania and qualified in medicine at the University of Geneva. After some years working in Switzerland and France, he arrived in England in 1951, and in a distinguished career was elected both FRCP (Edinburgh) and FRCPsych.

 

His clinical practice included extensive work on mental illness in immigrant communities. His book, Muse in Torment, is an elegant and extensive consideration of the Psychopathology of creativity.

The Alexander Mezey Prize is given annually to the international medical graduate (IMG non-EU) practising in the United Kingdom. This graduate is thought by the Exams Sub-Committee to have given the best overall performance in Paper B, and the CASC.

 

The Exams Sub-Committee identifies the successful candidate each December, when marks from all sittings of the examinations in that year are available. The Exams Unit, part of the College's Department of Professional Standards, manages this prize.

 

A £500 prize to be spent annually on vocational/professional activities, and there is no closing date.

No application is required as all IMG (non-EU) candidates successfully completing the CASC Exam, and practising in the UK or Ireland, will be considered.

 

Regulations:   

The prize is given to the IMG (non-EU) practising in the UK considered by the Exams Sub-Committee to have given the best overall performance in Paper B, and the CASC.

2017 Winner:  Dr Fatima Abubakar

 

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  • Exam dates

    To find out the examination dates see the 2018 and 2019 Examinations Calendar.