Medical student prizes

Boost your career in paediatrics and get a chance to network with medical students, foundation doctors, pediatric trainees, consultants, and other specialties during our Annual Conference held on 13-15 March 2018 in Scotland.

Applications are now open for universities and medical schools to nominate and they will close on the 1st February 2018. 


RCPCH Conference was held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham from 24 to 26 May.

Medical student prize winners at RCPCH Conference 2016

Image: Medical student prize winners at RCPCH Conference 2016

Why you should apply

The Medical Student Prize will not only look great on your CV but it will prove your commitment to your professional development and it will help you expand your portfolio. It is a great opportunity to exchange contacts and experience with various medical professionals from other parts of the country.

How it works

At the end of each year we will invite each University/Medical School to nominate and select their most outstanding medical student. The winner (one per medical school) will be invited to attend the conference completely free of charge.

Full list of benefits

  • Full cost of each day's registration fee and access to all workshops, seminars and practice sessions
  • Welcome drinks reception - held especially for the medical students
  • Winner certificate - in 2017 it was presented by Dr Neena Modi (President of RCPCH), Dr David Evans (Vice-President for Education and Training), Judith Ellis (CEO or RCPCH) and Jonathan Miall (Director for Business Development)

  • Free lunch and refreshments on all 3 days

  • Dinner organised by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) 

  • Ball dinner

  • Reimbursement of travel costs (of up to £50)

Minimum criteria to apply

CV and personal statement explaining the reason why you are interested in applying and why you should be nominated to attend. Applications are now open and they are due to close on 1 February 2018.


More about Conference 2018



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Attending the RCPCH 2017 conference as a medical student prize winner was a fantastic experience. It afforded me the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people working in the field of paediatrics, attend lectures and seminars exploring many different elements of child health, and network with like-minded medical students from across the UK. I came away from Birmingham with greater insight, motivation and determination to specialise in paediatrics.”

Hannah McKay - Medical student Prize winner 2017 for Manchester 




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