Medical Student Essay Prize

Are you a medical student considering a career in Clinical Neurophysiology or the Neurosciences?

The British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology is offering a Medical Student Essay Prize, to raise awareness of the medical specialty of Clinical Neurophysiology.

It will be advertised through all Medical Schools and will be an annual prize.

  • Cash prize of £500 paid direct to the student
  • For a 3000 word essay on 'How neurophysiology assisted in the diagnosis and/or management of a patient?'
  • Enquiries and electronic submission by 31st July to BSCN administrator 


Flyer for use on noticeboards (pdf)

Submission guidelines (pdf)

Frontsheet for essay submissions (docx)

Previous essay prize winners:

2023 Zekai Qiang (University of Sheffield) - "The neonatal EEG: it floats like a butterfly & stings like a bee"

2022 Felicity Andrews (Warwick Medical School) - " How neurophysiology assisted in the diagnosis of a patient with adult-onset focal seizures"

2021 Mr Nye Rhys Potter - Video-EEG telemetry with transcranial magnetic stimulation before cortical stimulation for epilepsia partialis continua

2018 Shared -

Sarah Nichol (Glasgow) "Delayed radiation-induced bulbar palsy mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis"

Melissa Gough (Newcastle) "Epilepsia partialis continua as a consequence of POLG gene mutation: A new frontier in treatment using cathodal transcranial direct current astimulation"

2017 Mr Nick Upton essay

2015 Mr Alex Goodliffe  essay

2014 Mr Aniruddh Chhabra   essay

2013 None awarded

2012 Miss Christie Noble  essay