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Target Ovarian Cancer Essay Prize

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is proud to support the inaugural Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize.

First prize: £500

Second prize: £200

This essay prize is open to all undergraduate medical students across the UK. Its aim is to encourage students to read more widely on ovarian cancer, to think about some of the current issues and learn about recent research.

The record of work is to be submitted by way of an original manuscript, adequately referenced and written in a format comparable to that used for submission to a learned journal. It must seek to answer one of the following questions:

  • Early detection of ovarian cancer. Is it possible?
  • Screening for ovarian cancer. Are we there yet?
  • Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Does it matter?

A maximum of 2,000 words with three tables or figures and with a maximum of 10 references should be submitted. Applications that are over the word limit will be marked down.

You will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the essay
  • Knowledge of the literature
  • Quality of discussion
  • Presentation style

You can read about the work of Target Ovarian Cancer at

2017 applications

Please email your completed essay to the Awards Administrator by midnight on Friday 30 June 2017.

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.