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RCP regional poster competition 2022

The RCP regional team are delighted to announce that they will once again be running a programme of 14 virtual poster competitions for medicine trainees across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2022.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to prepare a poster for presentation at a series of virtual poster competitions to be held between September and November 2022.  Presentation dates will vary between regions/nations and will be judged by senior local consultants and SAS doctors.

All posters submitted to our regional poster competitions are also considered by the editorial teams of the RCP journals to see if they offer scope for expanding into full journal articles for potential publication in one of our peer reviewed journals, Clinical Medicine, and the Future Healthcare Journal.


All lead authors must be current and subscribing members of the RCP.

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This competition is open to medicine trainees at all levels - medical student, foundation year, IMT, CMT, ACCS-AM or ST3-7 (or equivalent) and MTI doctors.  Trainees at ST level should be working in an RCP recognised specialty.  To be eligible, trainees should not be expecting to complete their training (i.e., obtain their CCT) before 1 November 2022.

Physician associates and physician associate students are also invited to participate. Applications from public health trainees will be accepted if they are subscribing members of the RCP.

This competition is not open to surgical trainees and submissions from medical trainees must not relate to surgical work.

The competition is limited to two entries per trainee as named author.  Any subsequent submissions will be rejected.  Should you wish to withdraw an abstract that you have already submitted, please contact your RCP regional manager or email UKregions@rcp.ac.uk.

Group submissions are accepted, but a lead author must be identified.  The lead author must be eligible as per the above criteria, and the application submitted in the region/nation in which the lead author is training, and the abstract is related to.


Posters can describe any of the following:

  • Research and education
  • Examples of good practice, service improvement and innovation
  • Audit / Quality Improvement Project
  • Innovation in medical education/training
  • Case study

Submissions relating to COVID-19 are welcomed where they meet the above categories.

Abstracts should consist of a maximum of 250 words and should not have been presented or published anywhere else.

Abstracts will be scored out of 5 against the following criteria:

  • Quality of evidence
  • Originality of research
  • Relevance to clinical practice
  • Quality of presentation


One winner and one highly commended trainee will be announced in each region/nation and these trainees will be offered a free virtual place at Medicine 2023, plus entry into our electronic digest, 'RCP regional poster competitions 2022'.

NB: for group submissions, only the lead author will receive a virtual place at Medicine 2023, but all other contributors at trainee grades will be referenced in the digest and provided with certificates.

All shortlisted applicants will receive a certificate.

Deadline for submissions

Deadline for submissions is 12 June 2022.

For more information on abstract requirements and to apply for the RCP regional poster competition click the 'submit your abstract' button at the top right of this page.