Child Health Prizes and Awards

Undergraduate Prizes

RCPCH Medical Student Prize

This prize is advertised annually by the RCPCH and is open to medical students with a special interest in paediatrics to apply for nomination to attend the RCPCH annual conference each year.   

Applications have now closed and the successful student has been nominated to the RCPCH to attend their Conference in Liverpool on 28 - 30th April.

Details on the 2021 Conference will be circulated towards the end of this year.   To apply please submit your CV and personal statement (maximum 1000 words - please do not exceed the word count). 

Applications should also be supported by two references.  Referees must be a member of the RCPCH.

Further details can be obtained from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Yorkhill Portfolio Prize

This prize of £750, and Yorkhill Medal,  is awarded annually for the best paediatric portfolio by a final year MB ChB student.  Runner up prize is £250.    Closing date for applications is the first Friday in May each year.  

Yorkhill Essay Prize

This prize of of £750 is awarded annually for best essay of 2500 words on any aspect of paediatrics submitted by an MB ChB student in year 1 or 2.  Runner up prize is £250.   Closing date for applications is the first Friday in May each year.

The application process for the 2020 Yorkhill Portfolio and Yorkhill Essay prize is now closed.   All applicants will be informed of the outcome following the review process in due course.  Thank you to all who applied!

Hall Prize In Child Health

This prize of £500 is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Samson Gemmell Professor of Child Health on the basis of the class examinations and the final professional examination in Child Health for an MB ChB year 5 viva.

 

Postgraduate Prizes 

Harry Stewart Hutchinson Prize

This prize of £500 is awarded annually by Senate.  Applications are open to medical clinicians up to fifteen years post-graduation. Applicants should submit an original piece of research work in a branch of medical science related to children, together with a short personal statement to Karyn CooperPlease note that the submitted piece of work should show that a substantial proportion of the research work submitted for this prize, has been performed in Glasgow, the applicant's author affiliation includes Glasgow and there is clear evidence of the involvement of healthcare professionals in Glasgow.  

Submissions will be judged by the Samson Gemmell Professor of Child Health

The application process for this year's prize has now closed and the prize awarded.   It will be re-advertised at the beginning of February 2021 with a closing date of Friday 26th March 2021.

Yorkhill Prize for Postgraduate Research

Prizes will be awarded annually for excellence in the area of paediatrics, for a successfully completed research or audit project in which the author is named first on a peer-reviewed paper in press or published within the year preceding the application.  Please note that the submitted piece of work should show that a substantial part of the work has been performed in Glasgow, the applicant's author affiliation includes Glasgow and there is clear evidence of the involvement of healthcare professionals delivering paediatric care in Glasgow. 

Applications should be emailed to Karyn Cooper.    Prize winners will be determined by the Samson Gemmell Professor of Child Health.   The application process for this prize has now closed and prizes awarded.   This prize will be re-advertised in August 2021.

For enquiries related to Child Health prizes and awards, contact

Karyn Cooper, Unit Administrator.

 Updated 6/10/2020