Enter Target Ovarian Cancer’s essay prize for the chance to win one of three prizes.
First prize: £750
Second prize: £500
Third prize: £250
The prize is open to all undergraduate medical students studying at a UK medical school and is supported by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Please note: final year medical students graduating/graduated early due to Covid-19 are eligible to enter the essay prize.
What are the benefits of entering?
In addition to the prize money, winners will receive a certificate from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Your achievement will demonstrate to future employers your commitment to medicine and you own professional development.
Awareness of ovarian cancer is low, both among women and healthcare professionals, with two thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making the disease harder to treat.
Improving your knowledge of ovarian cancer will benefit you and your patients, whether or not you choose to specialize in the area in future. Together we can make sure women in the UK have the best chances of survival.
How to enter?
Submit an essay that addresses one of the following:
• Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer in primary care: opportunities and hurdles
• BRCA mutations: implications for women with ovarian cancer and their families
• Public facing ovarian cancer symptoms awareness campaigns: do they lead to an earlier diagnosis?
To get you started we have provided Recommended reading list 2020
• Up to 2,000 words (a 10 per cent margin either side will be applied).
• A maximum of three figures and/or tables (footnotes included in the word count)
• No more than 10 references
How to submit your essay
Please submit your completed essay via the RCOGs online platform. You will need to register your details before you can submit your essay.
The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday, 28 June 2020
If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org