Clinical Oncology Undergraduate Essay Prize

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 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.          

See a list of previous prize winners




UK medical students

How to apply

Closed. Applications will open again 7 November 2022. 

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

Presentation from our 2021 prize winner

Patrick McAleavey, a final year medical student at Queen's University Belfast, discusses his prize-winning essay on 'Drug-radiotherapy combinations in glioblastoma.' 

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