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Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will again sponsor a Prize Examination for Undergraduates, to be held on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 2.30pm.

The candidate gaining the highest mark will be offered the chance to visit St John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. The winning candidate can alternatively choose a monetary prize of £400.

The Examination will take the form of a single paper of 90 Multiple Choice Questions. There will be a time limit of 2 hours. The Examination will be held at your individual medical school.

Candidates should submit their names and email addresses to Clinical Deans or other appropriate officers. Applications will close on 11 December 2017 and no late applications will be accepted.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will then liaise directly with candidates, as confirmed by their medical school, regarding payment of the £10.00 examination fee. Examination fees should not be submitted to your medical school. The deadline for fee payment is 5pm on Tuesday 9 January 2018. Candidates who have not paid the examination fee by this date will not have a place at the examination.

For further information, please see the RCOphth 2018 Duke Elder Award Candidate Info Pack

Application Deadline 

All candidates should apply to their medical schools by this date

Monday 11 December 2017
Payment Deadline      

All candidates should pay the £10.00 exam fee by 5pm on this date. Instructions on how to pay will be sent directly to candidates after the application deadline. Candidates should not submit payment directly to medical schools.

Tuesday 9 January 2018
Supporting documents for additional requirements submitted

If a candidate has additional requirements, such as extra time, they must notify RCOphth and supply supporting documentation prior to this date. For more information about what documentation to supply, please contact us directly.

Tuesday 9 January 2018
Exam Date Wednesday 7 March 2018
Results Date

Results letters will be sent to your medical school. Certificates will be awarded to those ranking in the top 10%. Those in the Top 20 will receive special commendation.

Friday 4 May 2018