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SOM Occupational Health and Medicine Scholarships

SOM Occupational Health and Medicine Scholarships, Travel Bursaries, Awards and Prizes

SOM offers Scholarships; and Travel Bursaries, Awards and Prizes to SOM members to enhance your CV. Winning is great for your CV, 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 Golden Jubilee Award of up to £4,000 for members to understand more about occupational health (OH) 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.

SOM Scholarships (to support places on UK Accredited Occupational Health and Medicine courses for regulated health professionals who wish to move into OH and would not otherwise be able to re-train in OH) are currently closed.

NSOH Funding scheme - A second wave of funding is now available with the aim of attracting people into OH. This is for courses on an approved course list that are being carried out or can be paid for before April 2024. The application form is now on the NSOH website. Applicants are urged to read the instructions on the form and the website carefully.

“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