College Journal Prizes

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.

Eligibility

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 College for adjudication by a panel of six 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.

The winner of the 2012 prize, Dr Grace E Walker from London, is pictured thanking the Club for her prize.

One of the two joint 2016 winners, Dr Alastair Rankin from Glasgow, is pictured receiving his prize from Dr Gordon Paterson, then Chairman of the Club, for his and his joint first-named co-author’s, Dr Richard Tran’s, paper. All the prize-winning papers can be accessed below.

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.

Past recipients of the College Journal Prize


2011

Dr Andrew D McCallum, Core Medical Trainee. Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Roxburghshire.

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections in the Scottish Borders: identification, management and treatment outcomes – a retrospective review

2012

Dr Grace E Walker, ST2 Trainee, ACCS Training Programme. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s Health Partners, London.

Intravenous fluid use in the acutely unwell adult medical inpatient: improving practice through a clinical audit process

2013

Dr Ben Dobb, Specialty Registrar, Acute Medicine. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen.

A pilot survey of decisions by acute medicine staff after thunderclap headache

2014

Dr Barry Quinn, Foundation Year 2 doctor. Daisy Hill Hospital. Newry, Northern Ireland.

A masquerading mass: an unusual presentation of IgG4-related systemic disease with tubulo-interstitial nephritis

2015

Dr Rebecca R Acquah, Specialist Registrar in Genitourinary Medicine. Brownlee Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow.

HIV testing in Lanarkshire

2016

Dr Richard Tran / Dr Alastair Rankin (joint first authors), Clinical Fellow in Acute Medicine / Medical Registrar. Acute Stroke Unit, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

Short runs of atrial arrhythmia and stroke risk: a European-wide online survey among stroke physicians and cardiologists

2017

Dr John Widdrington, Specialty Trainee, Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Missed opportunities to diagnose syphilis prior to the development of sight-losing uveitis

2018

Dr Isuru Induruwa, Clinical Research Fellow in Stroke Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals.

The increasing burden of atrial fibrillation in acute medical admissions, an opportunity to optimise stroke prevention.

2019

Dr Alison Donaldson, Specialist Registrar in Geriatrics,  Aberdeen.

Variation in acute and community service provision of care of the elderly services across Scotland: findings from the Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) initial scoping survey

Past recipients of the Case of the Quarter Prize

2019

Dr Naomi Bulteel, Specialist Trainee in Infectious Diseases, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Successful reintroduction of tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibition after treatment of disseminated Lyme borrelioisis