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Turner-Warwick lectures

Most trainees apply to the Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme because a consultant they know recommended it to them.

The Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme provides a sense of pride, builds confidence and gives encouragement to trainees across the UK. The scheme underlines the value trainees bring to healthcare, and also fosters soft skills like public speaking and how to package information for diverse medical audiences.

Winning trainees will be able to reach beyond their specialty and present their lecture to a wide range of specialists and future collaborators. Winners are also presented with a plaque from the RCP president and feature in our annual Turner-Warwick yearbook. 

All winning lecture abstracts will be considered by the editorial teams of the RCP journals with the potential of expanding into full journal articles and publication in one of our peer reviewed journals, Clinical Medicine or the Future Healthcare Journal.

An overall winner will be awarded, and they will be invited to present at the RCP annual conference.

Winning the TW lecture opened up opportunities within the RCP and postgraduate educational roles as a consultant.

Dr Huda Mahmoud, past Turner-Warwick lecturer for the East Midlands region

How to apply

Applicants need to submit an abstract of the proposed lecture, which should be based on their work in one of the following areas (maximum 250 words):

  • clinical research
  • successful quality improvement programme (QIP)
  • achievements in medical education

The lecture must be designed to be of educational value to a general medical audience. Abstracts should be submitted using the application form below and will require a consultant supporting statement.

We will be inviting abstracts for the 2024 competition in Spring 2023 and further information will be available here.  To register your interest please email UKRegions@rcp.ac.uk



Trainee physicians at IMT, CMT, MTI, ACCS-AM or ST3-7 level (or equivalent) are invited to apply. To be eligible they should not be expecting to complete training (i.e. obtain their CCT) before the end of the respective calendar year.  Trainees should be working in an RCP recognised medical specialty

Trainee physicians should apply for the region where they are currently training. NB: this scheme is for a single lecturer and joint applications are therefore not accepted. If you are a consultant physician please consider encouraging trainees to apply.

Please note that although you do not need to be an RCP subscribing member to apply, all winning applicants will be offered free RCP membership for one year (either on renewal or as a new member).

The Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme provided a very welcome boost to my clinical research CV. Having endorsement from the RCP makes this a very attractive scheme, and has helped to support my career development through clinical academic job applications

Dr Kenneth Baker, past Turner-Warwick lecturer for the Northern region


For more information, contact Gill Brown, deputy head of UK regions by phone on +44 (0)1858 458080, or email at UKRegions@rcp.ac.uk.

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