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The Laughlin Prize

This prize was established in 1979 by Dr Henry P Laughlin, founder and first President of the American College of Psychiatrists.  Dr Laughlin was elected Corresponding Member of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association (RMPA) in 1961 and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1976.  He has always been a warm friend of British psychiatry and has attended a number of Annual Meetings.

The Laughlin Prize is awarded after the spring and autumn Examinations.  The Examinations Department of the College administers this prize.

Prize:  £250

Frequency:  Twice a year

Eligible:  No need to apply but all candidates taking the Paper 3 and the CASC MRCPsych Examinations will be considered

Where presented:  College Annual Meeting

Regulations:  The Prize is awarded to the candidate considered by the Examinations Sub-Committee to have given the best overall performance in Paper 3 and the CASC MRCPsych examinations.

Closing date:  N/A

CASC Diet 2 September 2014 Joint Winners:   Dr Susannah Bond & Dr Roberta Rowntree

Enquiries:  David Flowers, The Royal College of Psychiatrists  0207 235 2351 Ext 2628


The Standish-Barry Prize

This prize was established in 1998 as a result of a bequest made by Dr Standish-Barry to the Irish Division with a view to instituting a prize for the best results by an Irish graduate in the MRCPsych Membership Examinations. The first such prize was awarded after the autumn 1999 diet of the MRCPsych Examinations.  This prize is administered by the Examinations Department of the College.

                 

Prize:  £200

 

Frequency:  Annually

 

Eligible:  No need to apply but Irish candidates taking the Paper 3 and the CASC MRCPsych Examinations will be considered.

 

Where presented:  College Annual Meeting

 

Regulations:  The prize is awarded to the Irish Graduate considered by the Examinations Sub-Committee to have given the best overall performance in Paper 3 and the CASC.

 

Closing date:  N/A

 

2014 Winner:   Dr Roberta Rowntree

 

Enquiries:  David Flowers, The Royal College of Psychiatrists  0207 235 2351 Ext 2628


The Alexander Mezey Prize

Alexander Mezey 1922-2008

 

Alexander Mezey was born in Romania and qualified in medicine at the University of Geneva. After some years working in Switzerland and France, he arrived in England in 1951 and in a distinguished career was elected both FRCP (Edinburgh) and FRCPsych. His clinical practice included extensive work on mental illness in immigrant communities and his book, Muse in Torment, is an elegant and extensive consideration of the psychopathology of creativity.

 

The Alexander Mezey Prize is awarded annually to the international medical graduate (IMG) practising in the United Kingdom who obtains the highest number of stations passed in the CASC and highest pass mark in Paper 3 when completing the MRCPsych examination. The Examinations Sub-Committee identifies the successful candidate each December when marks from all sittings of the examinations in that year are available. The Examinations Unit, part of the college's department of Professional Standards, administers this prize.

 

Prize:  £500 to be spent on vocational/professional activities

 

Frequency:  Annually

 

Eligible:  No application is required. All IMG candidates successfully completing the CASC Examination who are practising in the United Kingdom or Ireland will be considered.

 

Where presented:  Annual Meeting

 

Regulations:  The prize is awarded to the IMG practising in the United Kingdom who obtains the highest number of stations passed in the CASC and highest pass mark in Paper 3. The Examinations Sub-Committee will identify the successful candidate.

 

Closing date:  Not Applicable

 

Submissions:  Not Applicable

 

2014 Winner:   Dr Mary Butler

 

Enquiries:  David Flowers, The Royal College of Psychiatrists  0207 235 2351 Ext 2628

 

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