Student professionalism competition

Enter our student competition by 29 September to be in with a chance of winning up to £300.

Speaking up about concerns is an important part of being a doctor. But how does it apply to you as a medical student?

We're launching our fourth annual professionalism competition with the Medical Schools Council. We'd like you to create a teaching session to help your peers understand what our joint guidance, Achieving good medical practice, says about speaking up. Your session can be in any form such as a workshop, quiz or roleplay - anything interesting and engaging. It should 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.

You have until 29 September to take part, by sending your entry to

What's in it for you?

  • 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.

For full details on how to enter and what we are looking for, download our application form

Contact us

For further details on any of these resources, please email