Tony Jackson Memorial Prize

The Tony Jackson Memorial Prize awards medical students and foundation doctors for outstanding personal reflections on any aspect of paediatrics. The application period for the 2018 prize is now open.

About the prize

  The Tony Jackson Memorial Prize is open to undergraduate medical students and foundation doctors, who are in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The aim is to encourage UK medical students and foundation doctors, to consider a career in paediatrics.

The prize winner receives £500 for a personal reflection upon any aspect of paediatrics or child health experienced in the UK or abroad in the form of an oral presentation at RCPCH Conference. It is expected that many applications will be based on an elective period of study, but that 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.

How to apply

The application period for the 2018 prize is now open. Abstracts should be submitted to by 4pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

Applicants will be invited to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and with up to three images. This can be based on a personal reflection on any aspect of paediatrics or child health you have experienced in the UK or abroad.

Our Vice President for Education appoints a committee of three judges to select the best abstracts and the winner. The panel will look for abstracts that:

  • include objectives and outcomes related to an aspect of paediatrics
  • show originality of thought
  • consider the implications for impact on clinical practice
  • demonstrate personal reflection.

For prize winners

We will invite the authors of the top three abstracts to give a seven-minute oral presentation at the UK Aspiring Paediatricians session at RCPCH Conference 2018 in Glasgow on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

The prize winner will then be determined on the day by the panel of judges.

The winner will be formally awarded their prize the following day at the College AGM, which takes place between 13.00-14.30 on Wednesday 14 March.

Attendence costs and up to £50 travel expenses will be covered by the RCPCH for the three finalists.


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