Student Elective Prizes

Now Open for 2023 Students

Student Elective Prize Application Form

Please email the completed application form to:

Past Prize Winners


No awards given due to cancelled electives as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.


No awards given due to cancelled electives as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.


1. Catherine Ward: Elective at the Emergency Department at the Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth, Israel
2. Jessica Lee: Sexual and reproductive healthcare services to displaced Congolese in Western Uganda
3. Lottie  Brown: Fungal Keratitis in Nepal: Preventing Blindness Through Education and Distribution of Protective Equipment


1. Mazen Allam: A prospective review of short term outcomes of abdominal gunshot wounds presenting with signs of sepsis and septic shock.
2. Farhaan Khan: Elective at the Children's Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
3. Dena Ettehad: Maternal and Child Health Service Delivery for Syrian Refugees Living in the informal Settlements of 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


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


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 


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


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

Student Elective Prizes

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.

Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine

Contact: Goldy Gullo, Faculty Manager
Telephone: 020 7236 1189