Trainee Doctors National Essay Competition

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors' Group (ATDG) in conjunction with Medical Education England are pleased to announce the winner of our inaugural national essay competition - "How can the quality of medical training be improved while supporting high quality patient care without additional cost?"

The winning essay was written by Hannah Beckwith, an Academic F2 from Whipps Cross University Hospital. She will now have the opportunity to present her work in person to Medical Education England. Her essay along with six shortlisted entries can be downloaded on the links below.

The competition was open to foundation doctors, Specialty and Specialist Registers, or those on OOPE/T/R from the United Kingdom with entries requested in the form of a 500-1000 word essay on the above question.

Chairman of MEE, Professor Sir Christopher Edwards said, "I was delighted to see the very high standard of entries for the inaugural ATDG / MEE Trainee Essay Competition. The judges found it very difficult to choose a winner. I hope that MEE and its successor body HEE will be able to take forward many of the innovative ideas that have been put forward. I look forward to meeting the winner, Hannah Beckwith".

Chair of the Academy of Royal Colleges, Professor Sir Neil Douglas said, "The Academy was pleased to initiate this essay competition and delighted by the insightful suggestions in the entries submitted. We will endevour to include as many of these as possible in our continuing drive to improve training".

    Eleanor Carter (xxkb)

    Nick Carleton-Bland (xxkb)

    Alexander Brown (xxkb)

    Zoe Brummell (xxkb)

    Nigel D'Souza (xxkb)

    Dinnish Baskaran (xxkb)