The Medical Schools Council is running a joint competition with RCGP for medical students. The competition is to design an outreach session based in a primary care setting.
Medical schools are committed to making medical degrees accessible to anyone with the ability to become a great doctor. MSC and RCGP are working together to run a competition for students to design a session that can be run as part of medical school outreach programmes for pupils aged 11-16 interested in studying medicine.
The competition is open to all medical students. Medical students can play a vital role in widening participation. We know that young people love to hear from students as you are relatable and have that vital recent experience. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your creative ideas to life and enthuse the next generation. The winner(s) will be invited to present their session at MSC and RCGP events.
What are we looking for?
- A session that can be delivered to pupils aged 11 to 16 as part of outreach activities. (we suggest 15 – 30 minutes).
- The session must be based in a primary care setting and should enthuse potential applicants about general practice.
- Your session should have a set of clear learning outcomes. Some suggestions for outcomes include:
- Medical ethics and professionalism such as issues like confidentiality, consent and raising concerns
- Communication skills
- Clinical skills
- Teamworking skills
- Your session can be any format that you think would work: a workshop, quiz, roleplay, debate, or anything interesting and engaging!
- Entries are welcomed from individuals or groups of up to six students.
- The winning entry will be awarded a £300 Amazon voucher.
- Two runner up entries will be awarded a £100 Amazon voucher.
- Seven sessions will be shortlisted for publication along with the winners and will be published and promoted by RCGP and MSC on their website.
How do I apply?
To submit your entry, use this link by 5 January 2018 17.00pm
If you have any further questions about the competition contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org