Since then we have relied on the kindness of others to donate money to help fund this prize.
We have subsequently also had donations from Dr Spender Madden and Mrs Myra Harries, of which we are very grateful.
How could more frequent and more effective interventions be achieved?
The winners are: 1st Place: Jin-Yu Stephanie Yeung, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 2nd Place: Cameron Morrice, University of Glasgow 3rd Place: Shannon Gunawardana, University of Oxford With thanks to the year's judges: Dr Andrew Thillainayagam, Dr Dominique Florin and Mr Gurdas Singh Do the new UK Government guidelines for alcohol take gender equality too far?
It is no surprise that the idea of awarding the prize on the basis of the results of a multiple choice exam was rejected in favour of an essay competition for undergraduates and the first Undergraduate Essay Prize was awarded in 1981 for an essay entitled "The Social Handicap of Deafness" and the prize continues to be awarded annually to a clinical medical student for an essay the title of which is published each year.
Endoscopic nasal surgery - a surgical fashion or genuine progress?
This is a challenge, given overloaded curricula, the personal circumstances of individual doctors who may or may not drink alcohol themselves and the idea that ‘everybody’s business is nobody’s business.’ In this essay, you should consider where in the medical curriculum alcohol should be taught, how best to incorporate it into consultations with patients and the role of medical students’ and other health professionals’ own views on alcohol.
The winners are: 1st Place: Maryam Azouaghe, University of Nottingham 2nd Place: Amal Minocha, University College London 3rd Place: Niamh Slevin, Queens University Belfast With thanks to the judges: Dr Iain Smith, Dr David Marjot and Dr Andrew Thillainayagam The essay title this year is, "I don’t have time to talk to my patients about alcohol".
Alcohol is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and its impact is seen in every medical specialty.
What evidence is there for addressing alcohol consumption in all medical consultations?