The Med-Chi awards annual student bursaries as follows:

Elective Bursaries

Six bursaries of £500 each are awarded for the best elective proposals. The winners are chosen by an elective committee headed by Dr Tony Ormerod.

The eponymous names for these awards are taken from renowned medics of great achievement as follows:

  • Sir James McGrigor
  • Professor John Mallard
  • Professor Hans Kosterlitz
  • Sir Ashley MacIntosh
  • Sir Patrick Manson
  • Dr Mary Esslemont

Recipients of these awards are expected to make a short presentation of the results of their elective project at a meeting of the Society, usually held in October each year.

An additional award, The Adam Quaich, is presented for the best presentation on the night.

Strachan Bursary

One award per year of £250.

The award is given for the clinical examination held annually in June. Arrangements and selection are made by the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics. A certificate and the cheque are presented to the winner at the Society's November scientific meeting.