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2023 Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme for trainees is open

This scheme will appoint 14 trainee lecturers spanning the UK’s regions and nations, along with an overall winner.

We are delighted to open the 2023 Turner-Warwick lectures for entries from trainees. Providing a sense of pride, building confidence and giving encouragement to trainees across the UK, the lecturer scheme celebrates one of the biggest groups of unsung heroes.

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.

Consultants and SAS doctors working with trainees: most trainees apply to the Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme because a senior colleague recommended it to them. Please help us support trainees by passing this message on.

What trainees can gain

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 lecturer scheme yearbook.

Ahead of each winner’s in-person lecture, winning trainees will be able to digitally present their lectures on RCP Player. This platform gives our trainee lecturers a podium that extends further into the depth and breadth of healthcare. The virtual platform allows lecturers to reach beyond geographical barriers and viewers have the opportunity to attend, not only their local trainee lecturer’s talk, but any talk across the UK.

Additionally, 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.

How trainees can apply

Trainee physicians at IMT, CMT, ACCS-AM, MTI or ST3–7 level (or equivalent) are invited to apply by submitting a 250-word abstract for their proposed lecture focusing on clinical research, successful quality improvement projects or achievements in medical education.

Further details, including entry guidance, can be found on our bespoke Turner-Warwick lectures webpage.

The deadline for submitting applications is: 4 October 2022.

Hear first-hand from a winning trainee lecturer

In this brand new blog, Dr Rebecca D’Cruz – 2020 Turner-Warwick lecturer for London – speaks about what she gained from the scheme and her unique experiences with research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to this blog, the 2021 lectures are available to watch on RCP Player under the ‘Learning’ tab, providing inspiration for this year’s trainees.