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Target Ovarian Cancer Essay Prize 2023

The College is proud to support the Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize


The essay prize offers three awards:

  • First prize: £750
  • Second prize: £500
  • Third prize: £250


The prize is open to all undergraduate medical students studying at a UK medical school. It aims to encourage students to read more widely on ovarian cancer, to think about some of the current issues and learn about recent research.

Funding of the Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize is made possible due to the kind generosity of the Annette Mills Charitable Trust.


Applicants must submit an essay of up to 2,000 words including footnotes for a maximum of three figures and/or tables (a 10 per cent margin either side will be applied). Applicants should include no more than ten references.

Submit an essay that addresses one of the following:

  • What are the factors that might act as facilitators or barriers to symptomatic women undergoing tests for possible ovarian cancer?
  • What actions can GPs take to safety net patients who may need further tests for ovarian cancer but whose CA125 and/or ultrasound scan is normal?
  • What are the barriers to ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment in South Asian communities, and how can these be addressed?

How to apply

This award is currently not open for applications.

This application was hosted by Oxford Abstracts platform.

Please register for an account using your email address.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.

How your application will be judged

You will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of essay
  • Knowledge of the literature
  • Quality of discussion
  • Style and presentation

This award opened on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The deadline for submission is Sunday 25 June 2023.