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 (2018 date tbc). A limited contribution towards travel costs is available for winners.


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. Overseas medical electives: Good for students? Good for host centres?
  2. Non-communicable disease - the 21st Century challenge in global health?

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 2018 prize will open for applications in October 2017.