Foundation doctor annual prizes

Each year we give foundation doctors (FY1 and FY2) a chance to win one-day free access to RCPCH Conference and exhibition - it's a great opportunity to gain more knowledge about paediatrics and network with professionals from across the UK. You can apply via your foundation school or LETB/deanery - the deadline for nominations is now closed as of 31 January.

Important notice

It is with regret that we announce that RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2020 is postponed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19.

If you have booked your travel, we can reimburse up to £50 as stated on your confirmation letter. Please download and complete our expenses form and return with proof of purchase to us at

What we offer

  • Full coverage of one day registration fee with access to all workshops, seminars on the allocated day
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with College officers and clinicians
  • Up to to £50 for travelling expenses

We hope this prize will give you an ample opportunity to network, listen to keynote lectures, attend practical sessions and get a better understanding of paediatrics. It won't just look great on your CV, but will prove your commitment to your professional development and help you expand your portfolio.

Laura Rogalski receives a Foundation doctor prize from Ranj Singh in 2018


Applications open 14 October 2019
Applications close 31 January 2020
Applicants notified by 27 March 2020
RCPCH Conference and exhibition - prize awarded 28-30 April 2020 (ACC Liverpool)

N.B. The deadline for applications has been extended to 31 January 2020. For any late nominations, we will aim to confirm attendance no later than a month before the Conference.

Eligibility criteria

The prize is open to Foundation Year 1 and FY2 doctors in the UK.

At the end of each year, we email an invitation to each LETB/deanery and foundation school to nominate and select their most outstanding foundation doctor. The winners (three per deanery/foundation school) are invited to attend one day of the RCPCH Conference and exhibition completely free of charge.

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