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SOM Occupational Health and Medicine Scholarships

SOM Scholarships, Travel Bursaries, Awards and Prizes

SOM offers Scholarships, Travel Bursaries, Awards and Prizes to SOM members to enhance your CV. Winning is great for your career, and simply entering is a valuable experience e.g. it gives you a chance to present your work at a meeting or conference in front of leading consultants and senior healthcare professionals. The SOM offers:

  • An annual Dr A Peter Wright Scholarship to support a place and some subsistence costs on a UK Accredited Occupational Health and Medicine diploma course for a doctor who wishes to move into OH and would not otherwise be able to re-train in OH. To close end of June 2024. An application form is here. Thanks to the generous contribution from the Wright family. A background to Dr A Peter Wright is here.
  • An annual Golden Jubilee Award of up to £4,000 for SOM members to understand more about occupational health around the world.
  • Prizes at the SOM/FOM Conference, which include The Morris Cooke Prize - for undergraduate medical students; The Ewan Macdonald Prize - for the Best Poster Prize (Standard or Oral Poster) and The Sandy Elder Award - an annual award to support an OH research project.
  • An annual SOM Occupational Health Awards event which showcases OH and individuals and teams which have offered particular value to organisations and the wider community. Information on how to apply and rules of entry are here.

“Without support from SOM I would not be in a position to engage with the training and learning opportunities provided by the masters course. The MSc has been invaluable in developing my knowledge and skills in occupational health, providing a great foundation on which to build a future career as well as allowing me to help improve the support provided to workers and my organisation in the present.”

- Dr Sean Young