Student professionalism competition

This year's competition is now closed. We are currently reviewing entries.

This year we ran our fourth annual professionalism competition with the Medical Schools Council. We asked students to create a teaching session to help their peers understand what our joint guidance, Achieving good medical practice, says about speaking up. Their session could be in any form such as a workshop, quiz or roleplay - anything interesting and engaging. We asked them to focus on speaking up about one or more of three themes:

  • Patient safety issues on placement
  • Unprofessional behaviour of peers and health care professionals
  • Your and your peers' health and wellbeing.

What's in it for them?

  • The winning entry will be awarded a £300 high street voucher, with two runners up winning a £100 high street voucher each.
  • The winning entry will also be given the opportunity to spend half a day shadowing Dr Henrietta Hughes, the National Freedom to Speak Up Guardian in England.
  • The winning session will be shared with all UK medical schools as a teaching resource.
  • The winner will also be invited to present their session at a medical education conference and blog about their experience in GMC news for students.

The winner and runners up will be announced later this year.

Contact us

For further details on any of these resources, please email