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Medical Student Essay Competition

We are now seeking entries in our 2016 Medical Student Essay Competition!

Winner Prize: £500

Runner-Up Prize: £250

The Encephalitis Society would like to invite UK medical school students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels interested in encephalitis to participate in the Medical Student Essay Prize.

A prize of £500 will be awarded for the best medical student essay on any aspect of encephalitis, which is an original piece of work, thought-provoking, comprehensible to a lay audience, and appropriate for publication on The Encephalitis Society website. If there are sufficient quality submissions a runner-up prize of £250 will also be awarded.

The winner and runner-up will be announced at The Society’s Professional Seminar meeting on the 5th December 2016, in London, and will be required to present their essay as a poster at The Society’s professional panel meeting in December 2017.

The deadline for entries is 12 noon on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

For more information about the competition please click on the image below: 

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For more information email mail@encephalitis.info 

The Encephalitis Society annually provides opportunities for medical/neuropsychology students. You can view the previous winners below:

The winning essay for the 2015 competition can be viewed below: 

The 2015 Winning entry by Roshni Bhudia can be viewed here

The 2015 Runner Up entry by Mitchell Burden can be viewed here


The winning essay for the 2013 competition can be viewed below: 

The 2013 Winning entry can be viewed here

The 2013 Runner-up entry can viewed here


The winning essay for the 2012 competition can be viewed below: 

The 2012 Winning entry can be viewed here.

The 2012 Runner-up entry can be viewed here.


The winning essays for the 2011 competition can be viewed below:

The 2011 Winning entry can be viewed here.

The 2011 Runner-up entry can be viewed here


The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

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