There are are a variety of journals and societies that publish medical humanities work, hold conferences and award prizes in this area. Aberdeen medical students have been sucessful in relation to the following examples but there are others out there!
Association of medical humanities annual conference and Journal
Making Space - AMH, postponed until June 2021 University of Limerick, Ireland
Association for Medical Humanities Student Prizes
To support the work of new scholars in the field, each year the AMH awards a number of student prizes at its discretion from among submissions to the annual conference. Please see the attached Call for Papers or the conference website for details of this year’s theme. Students are invited to enter their work in any of the following categories:
- Best academic paper (£50)
- Best research poster/abstract (£50)
- Best poster/abstract: Medical Humanities applied to health practice) (£50)
- Visual arts/Graphic arts and sculpture £50
- Performance and Movement: film, performance, drama, dance, music (£50)
- Creative writing: short story; poetry (£50)
Poster Prize Greenwich 2016 Agena Agenor - The Stethoscope
Presentation Keele 2017 Eleanor Harlow - Compassion; The human response to suffering
ASME and JASME Junior Association Study Medical Education
The association of medical education offers a range of awards which medical humanities work may be appropriate to submit to. For more information explore the awards at.https://www.asme.org.uk/awards
Sir John Ellis Student Prize
Closing Date: 11th February 2022
The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students and Foundation Year doctors. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students and junior doctors.
The Sir John Ellis Prize is an established and highly regarded national prize for new student work on a topic within medical education. Besides being awarded the prize, winners will be invited to present their work at a plenary session of the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting.
Scottish Medical Humanities website posts
Society for the Social History of Medicine
Undergraduate Essay Prize
Three £100 prizes for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine, by medical, healthcare and allied science students.
Roy Porter Student Essay Prize
£500 prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine
The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students in full or part-time education.
Royal Society of Medicine
Norah Schuster History of Medicine Essay Prize
£100 book token and a year's membership of the RSM.
This prize will be awarded for the best essay or essays submitted on any subject related to the history of medicine. Essays should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words. A 500-word summary should also be submitted along with the full essay. This should not merely be an abstract: it should outline not only the topic under discussion, the aims and principal conclusions of your research, but also the sources you have consulted.
full list of prizes:
Hektoen International Journal and essay prize
Grand Prix Essay Competition
Two prizes will be awarded: $3000 for the winner and $800 for the runner up. Topics might include art, history, literature, education, etc. as they relate to medicine. Essays should be under 1600 words. The deadline is April.
Themed Summer Essay Contest
Themed contest last year on Food and the Body. Two awards will be presented: (1) award of $2500 will be awarded for the winning essay and (1) award of $800 for the runner-up. The deadline is September
Craig Stout essay publication:
Nikki MacArthur essay publication:
Anatomical Society Best Image Prize (anatsoc.org.uk)
National Scottish Medical Education Conference
Poster 2017 Andreas Koshias - Do Not Resuscitate: University of Aberdeen Student Perspectives
Presentation Andreas Koshias at Marie Curie/Royal Society of Medicine conference "People who care: Relationships at the end of life." And abstract published in BMJ supportive and palliative care https://spcare.bmj.com/content/7/3/A357.2
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
Nicola Newall publication; Neurosurgery in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary c. 1920–c. 1940: knowledge, skills and styles
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Sayed Almoosawy and Megan Williams publication; The Power of Art in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Remote and Rural Health
Megan Quinn; The role of transport and telecommunications technology in the development
of the Scottish Highlands and Islands Medical Service: a historical perspective. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH6560