Medical Student and Intern Essay Prize 2024

Essay Prize 2024 for Medical Students and Interns

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The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland is delighted to announce its annual Essay competition which is now open to submissions from current Medical Students as well as those in their Intern Year.

Eligible applicants are invited to submit by email an original, unpublished essay of up to 1,000 words on the above title.

The essay should be fully referenced and should be the candidate’s own work.

Entries will be judged by a panel appointed by the Trainee Committee of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding that decision.

Essays will be marked out of 100 points bases on the following criteria:

  • KNOWLEDGE (50)

Please send an electronic version of your entry to Iryna Pariyarath at


OPENING DATE: Monday 4th December 2023

CLOSING DATE: 5pm Monday 15th January 2024


First Prize Includes:

€200 and a commemorative medal PLUS entry to the CPsychI NCHD & Spring Conferences

Runners Up Prize:

Free entry to the annual CPsychI NCHD Conference & CPsychI Spring Conference