RCSIsmj Ethics Competition
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 2015/2016 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 beÂ published in the 2017 print editionÂ of the
The deadline for submission of entries is thisÂ Friday October 21st 2016.Â
Please look in the 2015/2016 issueÂ or visit the Ethics Challenge guidelinesÂ to view the case.
Please contact us atÂ email@example.comÂ 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.