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Student Essay/Poem Prizes 2019

Medical and Dental Students of University of Birmingham

Guidelines for publication in Aesculapius


Aesculapius was the Roman god of Medicine.  The Journal Aesculapius is published annually and circulated to doctors and dentists who are members of the Sands Cox Charity- named after the founder of the Birmingham Medical School.


The Journal contains a wide variety of Medical and Dental articles about places of interest or historical importance in and around Birmingham, famous figures, reports of reunions, obituary notices and much more. Important annual features are reports of student elective periods sponsored by the Charity.


The Trustees are pleased to announce two new prizes; potentially one Medical and one Dental, provided that there are enough suitable entries.


Students are invited to submit an article (or poem) of up to 700 words on any general interest topic by 30 November 2019..   Articles could relate to unusual hobbies or something exciting in Medicine or Dentistry.


First prizes: £100, plus certificate and publication in print in Aesculapius.

Runners up: Certificate, plus publication on the Sands Cox website.




Essays should be up to 700 words long in a Word document, may contain up to two illustrations, and up to two essential references.  Any submissions outside these guidelines must be agreed with the editor.


Pictures should be of high quality submitted as high resolution TIF, EPS or JPEG files, these can be sent either by email, Dropbox, copied onto CD or USB flash drives. If your essay contains embedded charts or images please supply them separately as well.


Articles should be sent by email to the editor (   A panel will select the winner of each prize.  Any significant changes made by the editor will be sent to the author for agreement before the essay is published.


Dr Keith Harding- Editor

April 2019

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