Advertised in October and November 2013 issues of Anaesthesia News and the September 2013 issue of the Student BMJ. Closing date 06 January 2014 The Wylie Medal will be awarded to the most meritorious essay on an annually changing topic relating to anaesthesia or associated clinical practice written by an undergraduate medical student at a university in Great Britain or Ireland. The topic for 2014 is: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Prizes of £500, £250 and £150 will be awarded to the best three submissions. The overall winner will receive the Wylie Medal in memory of Dr W Derek Wylie, President of the Association 1980-82.
The Association recognises that many medical schools also offer prizes to medical students for essays on a topic related to anaesthesia and has decided that the winning of a local prize will not preclude entry for the Association prize. However, applicants must inform the Association of Anaesthetists if funding or a prize is being sought from other bodies.
Essays should be prepared according to the general format of the ‘Notice to Contributors’ found here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2044/homepage/ForAuthors.html All applicants should be the sole author of their essay. The word limit is 1000 words (excluding references and headings). Some essays may be published online, depending on their suitability and at the discretion of the Association. All essay submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check and the results will be considered as part of the judging process.
Please email a copy of the essay plus the completed application form (below) to: