8th Annual Medical Student Essay Competition 2021

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland invites medical students on the island of Ireland to submit an essay on the topic of “Safety while we watch – What should a Patient Safety Culture in Anaesthesiology look like?”.

The winner will be awarded a €500 prize and must be available to give a short presentation about their essay at the National Patient Safety Conference in November 2021 (date & time to be confirmed).

2nd Place: €300 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2021

3rd place: €100 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2021

The competition is open to all students in Medical Schools on the island of Ireland.

The essay is limited to 1000 words and must include at least 5 references. References, in either Vancouver or Harvard referencing style, are excluded from the final word count.

Applications must include completed application form and essay. Please email your submission with the attached application form to by Friday 2nd April 2021.

For further information please contact:
Ms Lucia Zelenska at 

Medical Essay Competition 2021 Application Form [pdf]

Medical Student Essay Competition Poster 2021 [pdf]