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BGS Amulree Essay Prize

British Geriatrics Society
2018 Amulree Essay Prize

An Essay Prize for Medical and Dental Students


The British Geriatrics Society invites entries for the 41st award of the Amulree Prize.

The Prize commemorates the name of the late Lord Amulree, a founder member and former President of the British Geriatrics Society and was instituted in 1975. 

The essay should be of up to 4,000 to 8,000 words in length and should be on a subject pertinent to ageing or old age, from a medical, biological or sociological point of view. It should include a review of relevant literature, but particular credit will be given for original thought and accounts of personal experience. Reports on ‘special study modes’ would be welcome.

The current value of the Prize is: First prize £450; Second prize £350; Third prize £250.

Marks are awarded for overall presentation, structure, strength of arguement, completeness of supporting literature, conclusions and relevance to geriatric medicine

Closing date: 31 July 2018

Essays to be submitted in MSWord format (please put your name and the name of your school in the header of each page) to the Grants/Prizes Manager () of the BGS. Examples of prize winning essay may be downloaded here.

Applicants must be medical or dental students on a full-time course or on secondment to a Medical or Dental School in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

No correspondence can be entered into concerning the judges' decision.

The winning essay will be published on the British Geriatrics Society website.

The 2017 winning essays were: 
2017 First Prize: Keiron Jankowski, University of Sheffield - What factors affect survival in critically ill older people?
Second Prize: Avinash Harinarayanan, Manchester University - Vascular Parkinsonism and the ageing brain
Third Prize: Joint winners: Sarah Alexis Gritis, University of St Andrews Medical School - The pain of Parkinson's Disease and Natasha Povey, Lancaster Medical School - Immunosenescence - can it be reversed?

For examples of other winning essays, click here

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