Tony Jackson Memorial Prize

The Tony Jackson Memorial Prize encourages medical students and new graduates to take up a career in paediatrics. Applications for 2015 closed on 12 noon, 17 December 2014.

About

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.

Award

The College will award the prize winner at the RCPCH Annual Conference in April 2015.

In addition, there is a system of commendations for all submissions of a high standard. 

Contact

For further information, please contact tonyjacksonprize@rcpch.ac.uk