Foundation doctor annual prizes

Each year we give foundation doctors (FY1 and FY2) a chance to win one-day free access to RCPCH Conference - a fantastic opportunity to gain more knowledge about paediatrics and network with professionals from across the UK. Foundation doctors can apply through their foundation school or deanery.
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What we offer

The prize includes:

  • Registration for one day of the RCPCH Conference with access to all workshops and seminars
  • Attend the Foundation Doctor Prize Ceremony where you are awarded your prize certificate by the Vice President of Education and Professional Development and Vice-President for Training and Assessment. 

The prize winners will have 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 ePortfolio.

Eligibility criteria and how to apply

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

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

We will send an invitation to each deanery and foundation school to nominate and select their most outstanding foundation doctor with a keen interest in paediatrics.

The Foundation Doctor will need to submit a 500-word max personal statement to the Head of Paediatrics in their foundation school / deanery. The personal statement should also explain the reason why they are applying for this award, providing evidence of their passion towards the paediatric specialty. Once the foundation school / deanery has selected their choice, the winning entries will be submitted to the RCPCH and the RCPCH will contact them. There are three winners per deanery (although bigger deaneries submit more than three) who will be invited to attend one day of the RCPCH Conference completely free of charge. 

Presenting our 2023 winners!

These snapshots were taken at the Foundation Doctor Prize award ceremonies at RCPCH Conference in May 2023 in Glasgow.

Foundation Doctor Prize Winners 2023
Foundation Doctor Prize Winners 2023

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