Student Elective Prize


 Prize Winners

1. Farhaan Khan: Chidren's Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. CSC is a charitable hospital providing rehabilitation surgery free of charge to a severely underprivileged and disabled patient population.
2. Mazen Allam: A prospective review of short term outcomes of abdominal gunshot wounds presenting with signs of sepsis and septic shock-the predictive value of the qSOFA score on initial presentation in the Emergency Department.
3. Dena Ettehad: Maternal and Child Health Service Delivery for Syrian Refugees living in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. 

1. Caroline Apsey/David Song/Rebecca Haddow: MSP: providing vulnerable Pacific women and children with reproductive healthcare after sexual assault and in disaster situations
2. Hannah Scott: refugee assistance and health promotion, Lesbos, Greece
3. Roxanne Tajbakhsh: training disaster medicine trainers & refugee camp project 

1. Zaamin Hussain/Matthew Walton: Global Charity Naya Qadam in Bangladesh 
2. Kajann Prathapan: Centre for Victims of Torture in Minnesota

2015: Valmir Selimi: Surgical elective at the Cambodia Children's Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh

2014: Thomas Lemon: Psychiatric impact of forced scarring on ex child soldiers

1. Frances Yarlett: Demographic Health Survey in Ratanakiri, Cambodia 

2. Husain Khaki: The impact of HAART availability on TB-HIB in South Africa and India 


2012: Jonathan Broad: Child Health teaching project in the occupied Palestinian Territories 

2011: David MacGarty: Rehabilitation of Abducted Children in Gulu Province (Northern Uganda)




The Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine offers 3 annual student elective prizes worth £750.00 each for medical student electives in the fields of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine.
Applicants must be in the clinical years of a medical degree at a UK medical school embarking on an elective within 1 year of the prize being awarded.
Candidates are required to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words outlining the planned elective and its relevance to Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine.
Abstracts should include:

  • Location, aims, plan of action.
  • Nature of supervision and security precautions.
  • Impact and relevance to Conflict & Catastrophe or Disaster Medicine
  • How the money will be used in funding the elective.  Please note: the prize money must not be used on a preparatory trip.

The winners will be required to make a brief presentation to the Faculty after completion of the elective.

Elective Criteria

Elective Application (2018 Applications now closed)

Goldy Gullo
Faculty Manager
Tel: 020 7236 1189