Student professionalism competition
In 2019, 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. 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.
2019's winning entry
This year's overall winner was Aisling Sweeney, a fifth year student at Cardiff University. Her session, "Concerned about raising a concern?", wins her a £300 high street voucher and the opportunity to spend half a day shadowing Dr Henrietta Hughes - England's national Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. She will also be invited to present their session at a medical education conference and blog about their experience in GMC news for students.
Concerned about raising a concern?
By Aisling Sweeney, Cardiff University
This session introduces participants to "Achieving good medical practice" guidance on raising concerns, and contains exercises to strengthen attendees' confidence in their ability to do so.
This year's other entries
All the other shortlisted sessions from the competition are below – we thank all the students for agreeing to share their materials. The next competition will open in spring 2020.
Rosalyn Buckland and Matthew Cotton, fourth year at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Runners up)
Edward Mbanasor, Sara Zonza, Sumeet Maras and Niralini Thayaparan, second year at University of Leeds (Runners up)
Sarah Saram and Megan Lee, fourth year at University of Birmingham (Shortlisted)
Louise Chapman and Helen Frank, fifth year at University of Nottingham (Shortlisted)
Muhammad Arham Shahid Sahu, Yasmin Gabrielle Nikookam and Zahrah Goolam-Mahomed, fourth year at University of Birmingham (Shortlisted)
Aiknaath Jain, Ronan Pilkington and Ariel Reingold, fourth year at University of Leeds (Shortlisted)
Previous years' winners
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