Student professionalism competition 2021

Enter our annual student competition by 24 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning £300.

This year our joint competition with the Medical Schools Council (MSC) focuses on how to work effectively in multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

As a doctor, you’ll work in teams alongside professionals from a variety of other disciplines. Together, you’ll make decisions about the recommended treatment of individual patients. But teamwork also presents some unique challenges.

We’re asking you – on your own or in teams up to six – to design an online learning resource that helps other students understand what the joint GMC and MSC student professionalism guidance, Achieving good medical practice, says about teamwork. From that guidance, you’ll need to draw out three key principles to effective teamwork.

What’s in it for me?

  • The winning entry will be awarded a £300 high street voucher, with two runners-up receiving a £100 high street voucher each.
  • The winning entry will be shared with all UK medical schools as a teaching resource and shortlisted sessions will be published on our website.
  • The winner(s) will also be invited to present their session at the GMC annual conference and write about their experience on our blog.

How do I take part?

We’d like you, either individually or in a small group, to create an online learning resource that uses Achieving good medical practice to identify and explore three key principles for effective working within multidisciplinary teams.

For inspiration, take a look at the winning entries and runners-up from previous years below. (This year, you’re only required to submit the online learning resource itself and the application form; no other supporting documentation will be accepted).

You have until 24 September to take part. Please send your entry to

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

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

Previous winners


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