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ASiT x RCSEng Foundation Doctor Essay Prize

We are delighted to accept entries for this year's ASiT x RCSEng Foundation Doctor Essay Prize.

Essays of no more than 1500 words are invited exploring the following title:

"Addressing Barriers in Surgical Training: Evaluating the impact of increased competition and stagnant training numbers on the future of the surgical workforce."

The fantastic essay prizes, provided in collaboration with our sponsor RCSEng, will be:


1st Place: Essay published in RCSEng Bulletin Journal, £200 cash prize

2nd Place: 25% off the RCSEng Basic Surgical Skills Course, £100 cash prize

3rd place: 15% off RCSEng Basic Surgical Skills Course, £100 cash prize


Submitting an Entry:

Essays must be emailed to info@asit.org and copied to our Foundation Doctor Representative (Dr Aqua Asif - aqua@doctors.org.uk) with "FOUNDATION ESSAY PRIZE 2023" as the email subject no later than the above deadline. 


All entrants must be ASiT members and a Foundation Doctor in a recognised Foundation Programme (e.g. F1 or F2) at the time of application

Essays should be written in Arial size 12 font, double-spaced and referenced in the Vancouver style

The total word count should not exceed 1500 words (excluding the cover page and reference list)

Applicants should include a cover page detailing their full name, ASiT membership number, Foundation Programme year and region, email address and postal address.

We look forward to receiving your entry.


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