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The clinical oncology undergraduate essay prize

Applications are open!

Formerly known as the Edinburgh EAR Congress Essay Prize

The clinical oncology undergraduate essay prize is for an essay either on a topic relevant to clinical oncology or describing a personal experience of working in a department of clinical oncology during an elective period or vacation.

The successful applicant may be invited to present a talk about their essay at the appropriate RCR meeting.




UK medical students

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 17:00 pm on Thursday 29 February. The Royal College of Radiologists' clinical oncology undergraduate committee will consider the applications and decide on a winning essay. Their decision is final and binding.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the decision.

Applications should include

  • An indication of which prize the application is for

  • The student's full name, permanent address, and medical school

  • The essay, should not exceed 4000 words including references and tables. Please note only the first 4000 words will be assessed

  • A supporting statement from a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, who is aware of the student's work, confirming the essay, is the original work of the applicant.

Assessment criteria

  • Background information/research

  • Relevance of subject matter (a focus on radiotherapy will be highly valued)

  • Essay structure and presentation

  • Quality of report

  • Conclusion

Enquiries should be directed to [email protected]

This presentation was developed independently and the information provided in this video does not represent RCR guidance or endorsement.

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