Tony Jackson Memorial Prize

The Tony Jackson Memorial Prize encourages medical students and new graduates to take up a career in paediatrics. We are pleased to award the 2015 prize to Dr Anna McLoughlin, for her powerful essay on her paediatric placement in Mongolia.

About the prize

The Tony Jackson Memorial Prize is open to undergraduate medical students and foundation doctors in their first post, who are in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It is intended to encourage a career in paediatrics.

The prize winner receives £500 for a written personal reflection of 2,500 - 3,000 words about any aspect of paediatrics or child health in the UK or other countries. Many applications are based on an elective period of study, but this is not mandatory. 

The prize is supported by a generous bequest from Dr Tony Jackson, former consultant paediatrician at the Royal London Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Dr Jackson was instrumental in the transformation of cystic fibrosis from a fatal disease of infancy to a chronic disease of adults. He was an active supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which awarded him its John Panchaud Medal.

Dr Jackson was also well known and highly regarded for his own teaching of medical students and paediatricians in training.

2015 prize winner

We are pleased to award this prize to Dr Anna McLoughlin for her essay, Paediatrics in Mongolia: harrowing yet heart-warming.

We also highly commend the authors of two essays: Lucy Harlin-Bethell for Bridging
Gap - The provision of care for teenagers and young adults with serious health conditions and Conor O'Neill for My experience at the Double H Ranch.

Read excerpts of the three essays


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