Congratulations to this year's winners of the Global health prize 2018, Jola Karaj (FY1) and James Moran (Medical Student)! Their winning essays can be found below.

The Prize normally opens around November each year, please check back to see when the next Prize will open.

The College International Development Group awards an annual prize for an essay related to global health. 

The prize is £125 each for two winners (one medical student and one FY1 doctor) plus a free place at the Global Health symposium on Wednesday 21 February 2018 (please make sure to keep this date free in your diary!). A limited contribution towards travel costs is available for winners. Winners will also be asked to produce a poster relating to their essay to present at the Global Health Symposium.


To qualify applicants must:

  • Be a current medical student at a recognised University, or in their first year of work post-university (an FY1 doctor or equivalent)
  • Be willing to have their essay published on the College website and present a poster at the Global Health symposium.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants will be asked to complete a 1500 word (max) essay, of their own work, from one of the following titles:

  1. An aging population: A global ticking time-bomb.
  2. The next epidemic - is it inevitable?

The prize-winners will be the people who inspire members of the International Development Group, and who they feel benefited from researching their essay.

The College is committed to providing diversity in all areas of our work.  To assist us to monitor the effectiveness of our equality and diversity practices we would encourage you to complete this monitoring form.  THIS IS OPTIONAL AND WILL NOT HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR APPLICATION.