Enter the Early Career Essay Prize 2024


IF you are in the early stages of your career then enter the IPEM Essay Prize 2024.

This is a joint prize by IPEM and the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM), which is open to members of either organisation who are in the early stages of their career, typically within 10-15 years of graduation or of commencing their relevant employment.

The essay should be a maximum of 1,000 words and should be understood by members of the general public.

The title of the 2024 essay is: ‘How can the integration of AI into clinical practice improve diagnosis and patient outcomes, and what impact will this have on workforce training?’ and the closing date for entries is 31 July.

The winning essay will be published in SCOPE magazine and there is also a prize of £500 and a certificate, which is presented at the WCSIM annual dinner in October.

Charitable objectives

Dr Anna Barnes, IPEM’s President, said: ‘We had some fantastic entries for last year’s Essay Prize, which was won by Helen Chamberlain, an IPEM member who works as a Health Data Insight Analyst for Macmillan Cancer Support. She has done work examining inequalities that impact those living with cancer, as well as supporting national campaigns, and is also a member of the National Audit of Metastatic Breast Cancer Audit Advisory Committee.

‘I would encourage as many of our early career healthcare scientists to enter the competition and we look forward to receiving your entries.’

WCSIM is one of the modern livery companies of the City of London and a charity which promotes the craft of scientific instrument making and the exchange of ideas and information by members and guests through meetings, visits, lectures and social events. WCSIM provides opportunities for members to encourage and support younger members and engage with schools at careers’ fairs and support STEM days. The Livery encourages young people to participate in scientific instrumentation through grants, prizes, scholarships and apprenticeships. The Livery has relationships with a number of universities as well as the armed forces and the Arkwright Scholarship Scheme.

A link between IPEM and WCSIM meets the charitable objectives of both organisations.

Early Career Essay Prize 2024
Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers