Trainee Prize

The Senior Fellows Club supports postgraduate training with an annual College Journal Prize of £250 and, since 2019, an annual Case of the Quarter Prize of £150, for the best papers written by a doctor in a training grade published in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

An elegant certificate is also awarded with each. Certificates of Commendation may be awarded to runners-up.

The winners of this year’s prizes are pictured below receiving their certificates from Senior Fellow Committee member, Dr Ron Fergusson.

Dr Justin Geddes, winner of The College Journal Prize 2023

Dr Charlotte Dewdney, winner of the Case for the Quarter 2023


Any clinical investigation or audit whose first-named author is a doctor in a training grade is eligible for the College Journal Prize; and any case report or case series whose first-named author is a doctor in a training grade is eligible for the Case of the Quarter Prize.

There is no need to apply for either prize as all eligible papers are considered.

Prize Selection Process

All eligible papers published in the given year are collated by the chairman of the adjudicating panel of four College Fellows or Collegiate Members. This panel includes the Journal Editor-in-Chief, the Chairman of the Senior Fellows Club and the Chairman of the College’s Trainees & Members Committee

Medical Trainees Conference

Both prize-winners, if UK-based, are invited by the College’s Trainees & Members Committee to attend this annual conference at which the prizes are presented and at which the College Journal Prize-winner is expected to deliver his or her paper.


Publication: Medical Lives: Memories and Musings

An anthology of reminiscences and reflections by members of the Club published in October 2022, jointly by the College and the Senior Fellows Club, Medical Lives: Memories and Musings.

Support for the College Library

The Club also makes donations to the College Library. For example, it sponsored the repair and conservation of an important antiquarian book, the first illustrated textbook of anatomy published in England, the English translation of 1559. Its before and after state is shown above.