Changing the conversation about health

College of Medicine Student Essay Prize


College of Medicine Student Essay Prize 2023

The College of Medicine is proud to relaunch its student essay competition. The College of Medicine Student Essay Prize recognises and celebrates the integration of conventional and complementary approaches to healthcare. The award is open to UK students studying any healthcare discipline at degree level or above.

This year’s topic:

According to the “Women’s Health – Let’s Talk About It Survey” approximately 84% feel that they are not listened to by healthcare professionals.

What is going wrong? How can this be remedied and what are the health gains of doing so?

The deadline for applications is Friday 1st September 2023


1500 words maximum (excluding references)

Vancouver referencing style to be used

For all enquiries or to submit your entry, email:

Ensure that your name does not appear on the essay document itself.


1st – £300

2nd – £100

3rd – £50

Winners essay to be published on the College of Medicine website.

Read essays from past essay prize winners

2019 essay prize

2018 essay prize

2017 essay prize

2016 essay prize

2015 essay prize

2014 essay prize

2013 essay prize

2012 essay prize