Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence Award

Background and nature

Introduced in 2018 and funded by The Royal College of Radiologists, the award is intended to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in undergraduate oncology education.
The prize is intended to reward medical students, clinical oncology trainees or consultants who have developed and implemented innovative projects in the field of undergraduate education. Projects could include activities related to undergraduate societies, innovative teaching and learning methods aimed at undergraduates or any other activity related to the education of undergraduates in oncology.
Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their projects and projects that have potential national applications will be particularly highly evaluated.




UK medical students, clinical oncology trainees, and consultants

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by email to undergraduate@rcr.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 6 March 2020 and must include all of the following:
  • Name of society (if member/s of an undergraduate oncology society) 
  • Applicants full name, address, and medical school affiliation
  • A brief curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from a member or Fellow of the RCR (trainees or consultants)
  • A detailed description of the project to include:

          - Background and purpose of the project (max. 200 words)

          - A detailed description of the teaching/educational project undertaken with specific consideration to the applicant's involvement in the                project (max. 500 words)

         - Explanation and reflection on the outcome of the project (max. 500 words)

         - A summary of the applicant's future plans for the project (max. 200 words)

How applications will be assessed

Applications will be assessed and awarded by the RCR’s clinical oncology undergraduate steering committee. The following criteria will be considered:
  • Relevance to undergraduate education and oncology education
  • Excellence and sustainability of the project
  • Outcomes of the project
  • Possibility of national application
*Successful applicants may be invited to present the results of their work at an appropriate RCR meeting.
Enquiries should be directed to undergraduate@rcr.ac.uk