Medical student annual prizes

This annual prize is awarded to outstanding medical students which includes full registration at our three-day Conference and attendance for the prize ceremony hosted by none other RCPCH President, Dr Camilla Kingdon and VP for Education and Professional Development, Dr Jonathan Darling.

This is a wonderful way for students to network with professionals within the specialty, demonstrate a commitment to their own career development and expand their portfolio.
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What we offer

Each year we award outstanding medical students with this prize, including entry to RCPCH Conference where you can network with other medical students, foundation doctors, paediatric trainees, consultants and other specialists. It includes:

  • Prize ceremony the evening before the conference where you meet senior clinicians and staff and is awarded a prize certificate by RCPCH President. 
  • Registration for all three days of the conference, including free access to all workshops, seminars and practice sessions
  • Travel and accommodation are provided. 

Eligibility criteria and how to apply

Nominations are now closed. Please check back in autumn 2024 for the 2025 round. 

This prize is available to all medical students in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Students will need to submit a 500-word max personal statement to their Head of Paediatrics or Undergraduate Lead of your medical school/University. The personal statement should also explain the reason why they are applying for this award, providing evidence of their passion towards the paediatric specialty. A single winner per medical school/university will be selected and submitted to the RCPCH by the Head of Paediatrics/Undergraduate Lead, and the RCPCH will contact the individual once they have chosen their winner. 

We will be contacting each university/medical school to nominate their own single winner - an outstanding medical student, from any year, with a keen interest in paediatrics

Presenting our 2023 winners!

Medical Student Prize Award Winners 2023

Some of the feedback!

I had the best time and everyone was so welcoming and enthusiastic and I really value getting to meet you all. The conference was also excellent and I learnt a lot from a range of inspirational speakers and it has reignited my aspirations to become a paediatrician in the future. Thank you again for an amazing experience.

Ellie Russo

Thank you so much for all your organisation and effort at the conference – it really made the experience great fun for us all!

Kate Bottomley

I’m still getting over how lucky I was to have won the medical student prize and attend such an absolutely fantastic week at RCPCH conference! Thank you so so much for the opportunity and organising such an amazing thing for us!

Jess Williams

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm at the conference this week. I think I speak for the rest of the med students when I say it was a fabulous experience where we learnt lots!

Suzanne Tugnait

I had such a wonderful time - I learnt so much from the College staff as well as speakers and other attendees. It was also so much fun, especially the Dinner! The experience was so memorable, and I hope to attend every year now!

Aahil Damani


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