Awards

Celebrating Excellence

The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine supports excellence in learning and annually award prizes to students who achieve the highest marks in both the practical and theory exams.

Annual Prizes

2019 Cyriax Prize Winner

Emrah Altinpulluk

The Cyriax Prize is awarded annually to the student whose dissertation has achieved the highest grade in the MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine Dissertation module.

2018 Saunders Prize Winner

Dr David Mulligan and Daniel Wright

The Saunders Prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest mark in the membership written paper.

2018 Kesson Prize Winner

Craig McClintock and Jennifer Moffat

The Kesson Prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest mark in the membership practical paper.

Research Awards

The Research Committee is keen to encourage projects on any aspect of Musculoskeletal Medicine from novice and experienced researchers alike.

There are three tiers of funding:

Bronze Award: Individual Scholarship:

For self-funding research presentation at a conference; non-research projects or professional development that fulfil the objectives of SOMM.

Awards up to £3000

Silver Award: Research:

For pilot projects or full projects by novice researchers on any topic relevant to musculoskeletal medicine/physiotherapy.

Awards up to £10,000

Gold Award: Research:

For pilot projects or full projects by experienced researchers and published authors on any topic relevant to musculoskeletal medicine/physiotherapy.

Awards up to £20,000

Information

The Research Committee meets regularly to discuss research initiatives and methods to drive the evidence base of our approach.

SOMM has a long-term strategic goal of supporting research within the field of Musculoskeletal Medicine. The awards are split into three categories, Bronze, Silver and Gold. For further information, terms and conditions and an electronic application form please email admin@sommcourses.org  

For a copy of our SOMM MSc Students Research and Publication Guide Series please email admin@sommcourses.org

Members of SOMM who are novice authors but who wish to publish their research are welcome to contact the Research Committee for support and advice through this process.