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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
Eligibility: All medical students training in
Medical Schools located within the Eastern Division.
Where Presented: Eastern Division Spring
Conference, 17 May 2018, Wellcome Genome Campus
Conference Centre, Cambridge.
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.
The essay should be supported by a review of relevant literature
and should be the candidate's own work.
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
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for submissions: Extended until 30
The Eastern Division runs a Poster Prize Award competition in
each of its two main Conferences every year. Further details are
available on the Forthcoming Events and Meetings page.
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