Medical Student Essay Prize
Submissions are currently closed. The 2020 essay prize will open on the 1st April 2020 and will close on 30th April 2020.
Medical students from the UK and Republic of Ireland are invited to submit an essay, no longer than 1000 words, answering the following question: 'Discuss your ideas on how the BOA can utilise social media and new forms of communication to improve engagement across the profession including students'.
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 BOA Annual Congress 2020
Phil Harper, a final year medical student at the University of Southampton, is the winner of the 2019 BOA Medical Student Essay Prize. You can view his essay here.
The BOA essay submission process will be open 1st – 30th April 2020. We intend to use an online submission tool for the first time this year and detailed information about submitting your essay will be available from 1st April. In order to help you begin working on your essay, please note the following:
You must include your full name at the top of the essay.
You will be required to submit an accompanying application form. In this 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.”