Medical Student Essay Prize - Applications now closed
Applications for the 2021 Medical Student Essay Prize will open 1st April 2021 and will close 30th April 2021
Medical students from the UK and Republic of Ireland are invited to submit an essay, no longer than 1000 words, answering the following question: 'As a medical student, what would encourage you to consider a career in T&O and what are the perceived barriers to such a career?' There is a one essay entry per student limit.
The winning essay will receive the following:
- BOA-recognised certificate
- £100 prize money
- Invited to sit on the BOA Education and Careers Committee for 1 year as a student representative
- Oral or Poster Presentation at the 2022 Congress (to be confirmed)
Silvia Allikmets, a final year medical student at King’s College London, is the winner of the 2020 BOA Medical Student Essay Prize. You can view her essay here.
You will be required to submit an essay application form along with your essay by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The essay application form will be available to complete, once the essay prize is open to submssions, on the Medical Student Essay Prize page on the BOA Website. There is a one essay entry per student limit. In order to help you begin working on your essay, please note the following:
In the application essay form you will be required to confirm the following:
“I certify that the attached material is my own work. I also certify that I have formally certified or formally acknowledged the words and ideas of others.”
The competition is open to all medical students in the UK or Republic of Ireland. If you have submitted in previous years but you are still a medical student, you are welcome to re-enter the competition for the 2021 prize.
Medical Students from the UK or Republic of Ireland who are studying abroad are not eligible to submit an essay.