Essay competition

Essay Competition

The IME holds an annual essay competition for foundation year 1 & 2 Doctors. Up to five prizes are awarded, worth £300 each. Additionally, the Robert Hillman Essay Prize of £250 will be awarded to the best overall entry.

Your essay should be about an ethical issue raised by an experience you have had as a foundation year doctor, and should be in the form of reflective practice. Care should be taken to ensure complete patient confidentiality throughout your work.

This year's essay competition is now closed. The next round will launch in the Autumn. See below for the application form, guidelines & marking scheme: 

Application Form (Word) 

Application Form (PDF)

Guidelines (Word)

Guidelines (PDF)

Marking Scheme (Word)

Marking Scheme (PDF)

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