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The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is welcoming applications from medical students for the George Lewith prize.

All medical students at a UK university are eligible to apply for the prize, which will cover their registration fees for the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) annual scientific meeting. Read more about Zuzanna Bien's experience of attending the conference as a previous George Lewith prize winner in her blog: 

To enter the competition you need to submit:

  1. A summary of a piece of work undertaken in general practice.  This could be an original research paper, a case report, an audit, a conference abstract, etc. This should be no longer than 3000 words (excluding references). 
  2. A written reflective summary of no more than 500 words describing how the applicant contributed to  the work.

Applications need to be submitted by noon 7th June to Dr Georgina Fletcher (SPCR Assistant Director) at

More information can be found here.

The School launched the prize in memoriam of George Lewith, who was Professor of Primary Care at the University of Southampton, and SPCR training lead. George made remarkable contributions to academic primary care and in particular to research in the area of complementary medicine, as a training lead, mentor and supervisor. This prize aims to raise the profile of academic primary care as a discipline and to encourage talented medical students to consider a career in the field.