Awards & Competitions

The College's Clinical Studies Group runs various awards throughout the year. Details of awards and competitions can be found below, along with details on how to enter.

EM Undergraduate Essay Prize 2021

Applications are invited for the 2021 RCEM Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Essay Prize.

This year RCEM are pleased to announce two categories of prize:

  1. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Research Essay Prize
  2. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Quality Improvement Essay Prize

Prize includes:

  • £500
  • Reasonable travel, accommodation and registration fee for the RCEM Scientific Conference 2021
  • One year membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Applicants are required to be a medical student at a recognised teaching institution within the UK but are not required to be a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. There will be two prizes awarded and the value of each prize will be £500. The RCEM Undergraduate Essay Prize winners 2021 will be required to present their work at the RCEM Scientific Conference 2021 which will take place in Glasgow from October 4-6th 2021. The prizes will in addition fund the winner’s reasonable travel, accommodation and registration fee for the RCEM Scientific Conference 2021 and a one year membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

The essays should describe original Emergency Medicine research or quality improvement. This work should not previously have been published in a journal or presented at a major UK/international conference and with a clear applicability to EM. Each essay has a word limit of 1500 words including any tables, figures and headings entrants will be penalized for submissions in excess of this. Up to 2 figures/tables are allowed.

Essays must avoid any reference to any institution or anything that may reveal the author's identity. Only one applicant can be considered per submission and applicants are not permitted to submit to both categories. The winning submission will also be considered for publication in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

Applicants must have played an important part in the relevant research/quality improvement and must have personally written the submitted work. The Awards will be determined by the Research & Publications Committee of the College of Emergency Medicine, with or without the advice of external assessors.

Applications along with a completed application form, both of which must be written in English, should be submitted in Microsoft Word format electronically to theo.chiles@rcem.ac.uk by 17:00 Friday 26th February 2021.

For more information, contact: Dr Matt Reed, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Edinburgh on 0131 242 1340 or matthew.reed@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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