Restore Elective Essay Prize in Burns & Plastics Research

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This annual competition is a fantastic chance to develop your portfolio,
enhance your knowledge of burns and plastic surgery and win a cash prize
of £1000, and a runner up prize to help with your elective.

The competition is open to all medical students who are registered at UK
medical schools and are within one year of beginning their elective

This year the essay title is “What is the evidence that a scar can
affect someone psychologically?”

Link to the terms and conditions available here:

For any queries:

Deadline: 31st January 2017

eoSurgical essay competition 2016

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Title: “How immersive will surgical simulation become in the 21st century?”

1st:  eoStudent Sim take-home minimally invasive surgical simulator (worth £249), PLUS the opportunity to present your essay at the Edinburgh Student Surgical Society’s 7th National Surgery and Trauma Conference, to be held on 5th March 2016, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
2nd:  £50 voucher for use on any eoSurgical purchase.
3rd:  Pre<Optimise gesture-interface software to enhance surgical psychomotor skills (rrp £30).

Entrants must be matriculated Medical Students (UK and world-wide).
eMail your entry to:
1000 words & max 15 references.
Word or pdf format.
Deadline: 11th January 2016 2200hrs GMT.

More info here

APM Undergraduate Essay Prize 2015

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Entries for The Association for Palliative Medicine Undergraduate Essay Prize for 2015 are now invited. The subject for this year’s essay is: How can science help us to diagnose dying? The deadline for submission is 23rd November 2015.


Please see the attached poster or visit for more details.


Good luck!

BDIAP Grants to Support Student BScs in Histopathology

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The BDIAP offers up to five grants per year to support undergraduates undertaking a BSc, or equivalent, in Pathology as part of their undergraduate career. Such a BSc will normally be undertaken in departments of histopathology, cellular pathology or cytopathology in universities, medical schools, NHS laboratories or research institutes in the United Kingdom or overseas. Applications, including proposals for work on research projects in pathology, should be submitted by the end of May 2015 and will be considered by the education and IT subcommittee of the BDIAP. The grant will normally be for a maximum of £15,000 pounds sterling and is primarily to support living expenses and university fees during the year of study rather than bench fees.

At those medical schools where intercalation is mandatory (Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge and UCL), the BDIAP will offer two grants of £3,000 each.

Further information and an application form are available on the BDIAP website at