BFIRST Essay Prize 2022: “Impact of Conflict in Global Surgical Training”

We are delighted to announce the 2022 BFIRST Essay Prize!

The title is “Impact of conflict in global surgical training”

We look forward to receiving your essay by 23.59 GMT on 31st January 2023.

The winner will present their work in the upcoming BFIRST Overseas Day (date TBC).

Submission: To submit your essay, please send it to Please provide a separate note with your essay containing your name, grade and current hospital of work. This information will not be delivered to your assessors and all essays will be graded anonymously.

Eligibility: Medical students and doctors at all stages of (non-)training from the UK & Ireland are eligible. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered. Please use the title provided above. Please don’t include your name in the text of the essay itself. Multiple submissions of the same or different essays are not allowed, and only the first submitted essay will be graded.Format: Maximum 1500 words. Any content beyond the word count will not be assessed. Please submit in Word or PDF format. Please use double-spaced Calibri Font 12 for all content of your essay. Any deviation from this will result in penalisation.

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