Medical Student Essay Prize 2013
Medical Student Essay Prize is now open for submissions
Deadline for submissions: Monday 4th November 2013, 5pm
The Intensive Care Foundation would like to invite UK medical school students interested in critical care to participate in the Medical Student Essay Prize. A special ICS membership prize is granted for students.
A prize of £200 will be awarded for the best medical student essay on a topic relevant to critical care. The applicant does not have to be a medical student at the time of submission but needs to have been a medical student in a UK Medical School whilst the project was undertaken. Applications may also be submitted from students undergoing intercalated courses of study.
Essay Submission Criteria
The Essay must be on an aspect of critical care relevant to research/audit/training and could be a literature review. Extra credit will be given for any original material included, e.g. summary of a project the student has been involved in, although this is not a pre-requisite.
- The essay should be around 5000 Words excluding references; submissions greater than 7000 words are discouraged. Submissions may include relevant figures/tables/diagrams where these improve the clarity of the text, but should not be included where the added value is minimal.
- Marks will be awarded for relevance to critical care, originality, scientific value, clarity and good style.
The winning essay will be considered for publication in Journal of Intensive Care Society (JICS) so the student should take care to avoid copyright infringement in any figures used. Plagiarism will result in the entry being disqualified.
The prize will be judged by the research committee and conferred by council. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered in to.
Medical Student Essay Advert
The 2012 Medical Student Essay Prize Winner:
Laura Arblaster - Frailty and Outcome in Critically Ill Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia
The 2011 Medical Student Essay Prixe Winner: