The John Blair Trust

The John Blair Trust (JBT) which provides financial assistance to students researching medical history topics. We would like to encourage students to submit papers or posters  The themes include: Women in Medicine, Scotland's contribution and influence, Apothecaries and their successors and Art and Photography in Medicine. These themes are not exclusive and papers and posters on any aspect of the history of medicine are also welcome.

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History Of Medicine - Norah Schuster Essay Prize

History of Medicine Society: Norah Schuster Essay Prize

Prize: £100 Amazon voucher and a year's membership of the RSM

Open to: Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental students. Please note that you must be a medical or dental undergraduate to be eligible to submit for this prize.

Application guidelines: Click here for prize guidelines and checklist

This prize will be awarded for the best essay or essays submitted on any subject related to the history of medicine, including medical science.

Essays should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words and the standard should be comparable to a third year dissertation. Personal details such as name and institution should NOT be included in the abstract or PDF essay. 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. Preliminary short-listing of the essays will be performed on the basis of these summaries. The full essay is to be submitted as a pdf attachment.

Hunterian Prize & Scholarship


  • Applications are invited for a scholarship to assist with the fees and examination for the History of Medicine Course of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and will be paid directly to the Society of Apothecaries.
  • Free first year Fellowship of the Society will be offered

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