The ABN has a major commitment to all aspects of education and training of current and future neurologists. In 2007 it decided to introduce an annual undergraduate prize of £200, open to all current United Kingdom medical students, to encourage undergraduates to develop an interest in neurology. There are three categories of entry.
The 2017 Undergraduate prize opens October 2017.
a) Clinical case: A clinical case of relevant to neurology with appropriate discussion
b) Basic or clinical research
c) Audit or health care improvement program
How to apply
1) The written account should be submitted electronically as a Word document by the 31st December 2017, send to: ABN office. It must be accompanied by a completed front sheet available here. The application files should not exceed a total of 1MB in size and the file name must begin lastname firstname 2017 eg Smith Fred 2017.pdf
2) The presentation must be for work undertaken since entering medical school and not as part of any previous degree project such as a graduate entry student who may have participated in prior neuroscience research.
3) We are keen to encourage as wide a possible range of projects including special studies modules and electives abroad.
4) The presentation (written account) should be in the following format:
a) A short additional summary of the work (maximum 250 words)
b) The presentation should:
- have a maximum length of 1000 words (excluding above summary)
- contain a maximum of 3 figures, tables or graphs
- contain a maximum of 10 references
All entries will be reviewed by members of the Training and Education (TEC) and the Clinical Research and Academic (CRAC) committees. The successful candidates will be informed by TEC Chair within 6 weeks of the closing date.
Prize winners whose projects are felt to be of particularly high quality will be invited to present their work at a national ABN meeting.
Applicants MUST keep within the guidelines as set out in 4 above. Those not complying will not be scored.
We regret that we are unable to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.