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Essay Prize for Foundation Doctors now open for application

27 July 2016

This year’s Essay Prize for doctors currently in a UK Foundation Programme (F1, F2) is now open.

Entries are invited on the essay “Does Direct Ophthalmoscopy have a role in the modern NHS”.

Candidates must nominate themselves for entry by submitting an essay of up to 1500 words to the judging panel. Essays will be marked against the criteria found in the Guidance and Regulations document and the three essays with the highest average marks will be awarded first, second and third place. At all stages the panel will be looking for both clinical and general knowledge of ophthalmology and original critical thinking.

The winners of second and third place will be presented with certificates, with first prize receiving free entry to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, 22-25 May 2017 in Liverpool to present their work as a poster, and will be invited to attend the Admission Ceremony in September 2017.

Essays should be submitted in word format to by 17.00 Monday 10 October 2016.

To learn more about the Prize, please download the Guidance and Regulations document.