Medical student professionalism competition

Each year, we run a professionalism competition for UK medical students with the Medical Schools Council.

In 2023, we asked students at UK medical schools to create online content that explains what the guidance Achieving good medical practice says about recognising and working within the limits of your competence as a medical student.

We received many excellent entries and, as always, we were impressed by the effort and creativity that went into the content created. We would like to thank every student who got involved and we hope you enjoyed the experience.

2023's winning entry

We are delighted to announce that this year’s winners are Marcus Kam, Sagarika Kaushal, David Gringras and Alex Mazilu from the University of Edinburgh – congratulations!

The fifth year students produced a video exploring how to apply the guidance Achieving good medical practice to various scenarios students might face on placement.

The judges were impressed by the relatable nature of the content, with the scenarios presented being plausible and discussed in an engaging and nuanced way.

View the winning entry from students from the University of Edinburgh

Runners up

Congratulations must also go to the two runners up:

  • Lakshya Gopal, Ayomide Lawal and Leila Grocott from Imperial College London who created an Instagram post and interactive quiz.
  • Krishen Mistry and Cody Mayer from St George’s University of London who created an animated video. Please note, while the judges praised this entry for its creativity, they noticed use of the word ‘confident’ and would like to highlight the difference between being confident and competent with regards to performing tasks while on clinical placements.

Previous winners


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