The Calcutta (Kolkata) Eden Hospital, a major maternity and gynaecological hospital and part of the Calcutta Medical College Hospital was the medical school of Mr Prabhat Chattopadhyay FRCOG, who, through his generosity has enabled the RCOG to offer an annual prize of £350 of book tokens to final year medical students or junior FY1 doctors in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The Calcutta (Kolkata) Eden Hospital is notable because it is where the highly reputed Professor Green Armytage spent his professional career for 25 years at the turn of the 20th century. During his tenure, he designed ‘uterine haemostatic forceps’ which are still widely used around the world in caesarean sections.
Eligibility and requirements
This prize is open to final year medical students or FY1 doctors in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The prize is awarded for the best submission of an article that outlines your insight into any aspect of obstetrics and gynaecology undertaken during your training. Preference will be given to well-planned and presented applications.
A maximum of 1,500 words with no more than 10 references should be submitted. Applications that are over the word limit will be marked down. A statement of your contribution to the case should be included. Please indicate the name and address of your supervisor.
Your application will be judged on the following criteria:
- General clinical relevance
- Presentation style
- Insight into clinical features of the case
- Knowledge of literature
- Quality of discussion
- Level of involvement
Closing date for applications
Please ensure you read the guidance on submitting your application before entering any of the awards.
To apply, please send your application to the Awards Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.
The winner will be notified in October 2017.