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Summer break competition – the results are in!

Earlier this year we launched our Achieving good medical practice: summer break competition, asking you to create an interesting and engaging session about why professionalism is important for you and other medical students. The session had to be based on our new professionalism guidance, jointly developed with the Medical Schools Council.

Over 100 students got involved and we received nearly 60 entries from 25 different medical schools across the UK. The standard was really high and six great entries were shortlisted for our expert judging panel, led by our Chair Professor Terence Stephenson. After much deliberation and careful consideration, we have a winner!

Congratulations to Bethany Lloyd, a fifth year student from Aberdeen, who designed an engaging and impactful session drawing parallels between skydiving and the importance of professionalism. Bethany’s session will be shared with all UK medical schools and she will be delivering it to delegates at our conference in December (which you can sign up for here using the student discount code student10).

We would also like to congratulate the two runners up: Ciaran Grafton Clarke, fourth year student from Liverpool University, and a group entry from Cardiff University fourth year students Benjamin Quek, Carys Durie and Shafqat Batchelor.

The three other shortlisted entries include:

  • Adam Lee Jones, sixth year Cardiff University student
  • Nathaniel Quail and Ailsa McRae, fourth and fifth year Glasgow University students
  • Saad Khan and Lydia Hiddema, third year University of Birmingham students

We were really impressed with how the entries all grasped that professionalism is an important part of being a medical student, and not just something that starts when you graduate.

Thank you to all students who took part, we hope you enjoyed thinking creatively about professionalism.

You can read more about the judging process in a recent blog .