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Medical student abstract competition

The medical student abstract competition celebrates the valuable work of medical students. Winners will receive vouchers and have the opportunity to present at our annual meeting, Pharmacology.

Eligibility

To be eligible you will need to be a medical student from the UK and Ireland.

Your abstract can be on any type of project including:

  • case studies
  • audits
  • quality improvements
  • research

Topics can include:

  • poisoning
  • adverse drug reactions
  • drug interactions
  • pharmacology education
  • polypharmacy
  • e-prescribing
  • prescribing rationale
  • pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics
  • drug development
  • biomarker studies

If you are not using PowerPoint to present, notify your local organiser at least 48 hours in advance.

Entry

To apply you will need to submit a completed submission form by 11.59pm BST on Sunday 23 September 2018.

Read the submission guide
Enter the competition

If your abstract is successful we will notify you by Monday 8 October.

Local and online rounds

Entries will be in two categories, local and online.

Local

If your medical school is one of the participating medical schools, then you will be entered into the local category. You will then present your abstract at your participating medical school during October. You will need to present for five minutes with another two minutes for questions.

Participating medical schools and local contacts:

  • King’s College London (Guy’s, Kings College and St Thomas’ Hospital) (Andrew Scourfield)
  • St George’s University of London (Daniel Burrage)
  • Trinity College Dublin, School of Medicine (Cormac Kennedy)
  • University of Cambridge (Bernadette Carpenter)
  • University College London, University College Medical School (James Fullerton)
  • University of Edinburgh, Medical School (Tom Caparrotta)
  • University of Glasgow, School of Medicine (Andrea Lllano)
  • University of Liverpool, School of Medicine (Vincent Yip)
  • Queen’s University Belfast (Philip Toner)

Online

All other entries will fall into the online category. Presentation is not required.

National

The top five entries will have the opportunity to present at our annual meeting, Pharmacology. They will present for five minutes with another two minutes for questions.

If you presented at your local round you can reuse the same presentation for Pharmacology.

For competition queries and for contact details of local organisers please contact lisa.hevey@bps.ac.uk.

Local facilitators guidance

Find out how medical schools can get involved in the Medical student abstract competition.