Awards for BM students
GTC has a number of awards which provide assistance specifically for undergraduate clinical medical students (2nd BM and graduate entry medics).
Beiko Green Templeton elective award
Who is it for? Final-year clinical medics at any college of Oxford University.
The generosity of an Oxford medical alumnus, George Beiko, with the support of Green Templeton College, has made it possible for GTC to offer an award to support final year Oxford medical students' elective studies.
An annual award worth either £1000 for one student or two awards of £500 each will be made. All final year Oxford medical students (at any college) are eligible to apply for an award.
The terms of the award require that some aspect of ophthalmology should form part of the elective. This could be the major focus of the elective, such as a research project in ophthalmology, or a small part (for example, studying the rate of diabetic retinopathy in a rural community during an elective to Africa).
Applications are usually invited in November for electives later in the same academic year. Students are asked to submit a brief statement (not more than two A4 pages) stating the purpose and content of their elective study; how the award would be spent; and the nature of their interest in ophthalmology.
The award for academic year 2012/13 went to Rachel Varughese (Christ Church).
OMPHI O&G elective award
Who is it for? Final-year clinical medics at GTC, doing an elective in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G).
The generosity of the Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI), based at Green Templeton College, has made it possible for GTC to offer an award to support final year medical students' elective studies in O&G. These awards are intended to encourage those wishing to pursue a career in O&G.
The annual award fund of approximately £1000 may be awarded to one student or shared between two or more students depending on the quality of applications. If no application is successful the fund may be carried over for use in subsequent years. All final year GTC medical students are eligible to apply for an award.
The terms of the award require that the elective should focus on carrying out research relating to Obstetrics & Gynaecology in a resource-poor setting. Projects that are based at one of the Oxford Tropical Medicine Network sites are particularly encouraged.
Applications are usually invited in November for electives later in the same academic year. Students are asked to submit a brief statement (not more than two A4 pages) stating the purpose and content of their elective study; how the award would be spent; and the nature of their interest in O&G.
No award was made in academic year 2012/13.
Emanoel Lee Essay Prize
Who is it for? Final-year clinical medics at GTC.
All GTC medical students are asked to write a report following their final-year elective, as a condition of the travel grant awarded to them. Reports, which should be between 1500 and 2000 words, are considered by a small panel consisting of the Principal, Senior Tutor, and a senior medical Fellow. The Emanoel Lee prize of £200 will be awarded to the essay which best fits the criteria:
- general presentation and interest
- consideration of learning experiences from the elective
- insightful discussion of salient aspects (ie. observed or experienced by the student) of the health system(s) within which the elective was undertaken.
Liz O'Brien Prize
Who is it for? First-year graduate entry clinical medics at GTC.
A prize of £50 will be awarded to the GTC graduate entry medical student who achieves the highest mark in the clinical part of their first-year examination.
More assistance for clinical medics
Useful information about sources of funding and financial advice available to medical students can be found on the Money4MedStudents website.