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Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologistsThis is the inaugral Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize, supported by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The prize is open to all undergraduate medical students across the UK. Its aim is to encourage students to read more widely on ovarian cancer, to think about some of the current issues and learn about recent research.

First prize: £500
Second prize: £200

The record of work is to be submitted by way of an original manuscript, adequately referenced and written in a format comparable to that used for submission to a learned journal. It must seek to answer one of the following questions:

  • Early detection of ovarian cancer. Is it possible?
  • Screening for ovarian cancer. Are we there yet?
  • Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Does it matter?

A maximum of 2,000 words with three tables or figures and with a maximum of 10 references should be submitted. Applications that are over the word limit will be marked down.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the essay
  • Knowledge of the literature
  • Quality of discussion
  • Presentation style

To apply

Please send the completed application form and your essay to the awards administrator by email (awards@rcog.org.uk) by midnight on Friday 30 June 2017

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.