We invite all students to enter the RCSIsmj Ethics Competition.
Each year we ask students to submit an essay discussing the ethical
questions raised in the case presented in the 2012/2013 issue of the RCSIsmj.
Medical ethics is an essential aspect of the medical curriculum and we hope to
encourage RCSI students to think critically about ethical situations
that arise during their education and subsequent careers.
All essays will be reviewed by a faculty panel of experts. The
winning essay will be published in the 2014 print edition of the
RCSIsmj, and will receive a €250 prize.
The deadline for submission of entries is this Sunday, January 19th, at 5pm SHARP.
Please look in the 2012/2013 issue or visit http://www.rcsismj.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/RCSIsmj-Vol6-Ethics-Challenge.pdf to view the case.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Please construct a lucid, structured and well-presented discourse
for the issues raised by this case. Please ensure that you have
addressed all the questions highlighted and discuss these ethical
issues academically, making sure to reference when necessary.
Your paper should not exceed 2,000 words.
Your essay will be evaluated on three major criteria:
1. Ability to identify the ethical issues raised by the case.
2. Fluency of your arguments.
3. Academic quality with regard to depth of research,
appropriateness of references and quality of sources.