Student professionalism competition 2020

Enter our annual student competition by 27 September 2020 to be in with a chance of winning up to £300. This year our joint competition with the Medical Schools Council focuses on the importance of good communication.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought into focus how important this aspect of professionalism is for ensuring safe patient care and effective multidisciplinary team working. But it’s also highlighted how different factors, such as remote consultations or the visual barrier of PPE, can make good communication more challenging.

We know the pandemic has caused much disruption and distress. We’re running the competition this year as students told us they’d find it a valuable opportunity and wanted us to go ahead.

What’s in it for me?

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

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

How do I take part?

We’d like you, either individually or in a small group, to create an online teaching session to help other students understand what our joint guidance, Achieving good medical practice, says about communication. It doesn’t need to be about the pandemic but should focus on at least one of two themes:

Communicating with patients and those close to them

Communicating as part of the multidisciplinary team

You have until 27 September to take part.

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


Contact us

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