Medical Student Essay Prize
Medical students from the UK and Republic of Ireland are invited to submit an essay, no longer than 1000 words, answering the following question "How can orthopaedics learn from the mistakes of the past as it moves into the future?" Please use an example such as the metal on metal hip problem or any other examples you see fit.
The winning essay will receive the following:
- BOA-recognised certificate
- £100 prize money
- Invited to sit on the BOA Education and Revalidation Committee for 1 year as a student representative
- Oral or Poster presentation at the BOA Annual Congress 2019
George Pickering, a final year medical student at the University of Sheffield, is the winner of the 2018 BOA Medical Student Essay Prize. You can view his essay here.
The BOA essay submission process will be open 1st – 30th April 2019. 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.”