Prizes and Bursaries
Prizes and Bursaries for Students
The Centre for Academic Primary Care offers a number of different prizes relating to undergraduates and their teaching. For further information on any of these prizes, contact Primary Care Teaching Office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellence in Primary Care Award
This prize is awarded at the end of year 4 to the student who has demonstrated the greatest aptitude for Primary Health Care whilst studying COMP2. The prize is usually worth £100.
The Royal College of General Practice (RCGP) also has an elective prize worth £500 for medical students undertaking an elective in primary care worth. You can find out more information on their website here, under ‘Training Prizes’ https://www.rcgp.org.uk/about-us/the-college/rcgp-awards.aspx. The deadline for this is also the end of May each year.
Primary Care offers bursaries to attend conferences. The bursaries are available to students who have had posters or presentations accepted.
Up to £400 is available to support each student to attend an approved conference; this should cover the conference fees, modest accommodation and travel (with receipts). Approved conferences are the RCGP or SAPC conferences although we will also consider applications to other conferences but the poster or presentation should have a primary care focus. To apply, please complete our Conference Bursary Application Form (Office document, 14kB) and email to email@example.com
The University of Bristol Alumni Foundation awards grants to students to apply for conferences.
Prizes for GPs
Each year, students are asked to nominate their GP teachers for a GP Teacher Prize. These GP teachers teach students in their practices across the South West. These GPs invest a lot of time and enthusiasm in their teaching and we want to reward them for this. Therefore each year we give 6 awards to our GP teachers. There is an award for the best teacher of each year as well as the best supervisor of an external student selected component (SSC). Students are asked to nominate GPs by completing a brief online survey which we make available each year. The recipient of each award will be the GP with the most positive student nominations.
We also offer an Academy Practice Prize, nominated by the Academy GP Lead and central teaching team for a teaching practice that has gone 'above and beyond' in their delivery of undergraduate teaching.