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 Medicine 2024.
Winning the TW lecture opened up opportunities within the RCP and postgraduate educational roles as a consultant.
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.
Applications now open.
Deadline for abstract submission: 4 October 2022. Completed submissions should be emailed to 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 31 December 2023. 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