Myelopathy Essay Prize

Project Code: 61MHS_18Mar19


Main Location:


Time requirement:

5 hours

Other Requirements:

Medical student

Incentives: The winner will be awarded: a copy of the Eureka Neurology and Neurosurgery textbook; a copy of A Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal textbook; a copy of Pastest Data Interpretation for Medical Students textbook and a subscription to Doctor’s Academy Doctor Exams revision bank or a Doctor’s Academy e-book of their choice.

The runner up will receive a 3-month subscription to Pastest Medical Finals.

Summary: Our essay prize is awarded annually to the student who submits the best essay on one of three titles advertised each year. Each student may only enter one essay each year. Essays should not exceed 1500 words in length and should be submitted as a word document.

The titles for 2019 are:

1. What does the future hold for neurosurgery and how will research help shape this?

2. How can quality of life of degenerative cervical myelopathy patients be improved?

3. Discuss how synthetic biology might influence the future of neurosurgery.

How to apply:

All entries should be submitted to by April 30th, 2019.

Deadline for application:



Point of contact:

Mr James Booker,

Any previous projects will be listed:


The Connect Project

A web based service where academics, groups and staff can advertise research projects & opportunities directly to students.

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Connect was created by Callum Taylor with help from the library at UoS, the Faculty of Medicine & MedSoc in 2016. It was expanded in 2017 with the help of Union Southampton, Fiona Harvey & the library.

Special thanks to Fiona Harvey, Dr Scott Border, Sophie Marriot & Riya Nambiar. Early pioneers in the project.

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