The Restore Essay Prize is run annually and is open to all current UK medical
students. Many see this as a great way to explore and nurture their interest in the
field of Burns, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery. Once again this year, we received
an exceptional standard of entries from medical schools across the country. After
careful assessment by external reviewers, there was an outright winner, two runners-
up and several entrants who were highly commended.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Essay Prize 2016-2017 is Lynsey
Williams (St George’s University Medical School). Congratulations! She has been
awarded £1000 towards an elective or summer project in a burns or plastic surgery
The runners up and commended essay entrants are as follows:
Millie Ngaage, Cambridge University Medical School, £100
Gemma Bowsher, King’s College London £100
Ellen Blackshaw, University of Birmingham, £50
Fawz Kassasi, Cambridge University, £50
Joseph Shehata, Cambridge University, £50
Congratulations to you all!
Lynsey Williams upon hearing the result commented: “I’m so happy to have been
chosen as the winner of the 2016-2017 essay competition. I really appreciate the
opportunity to further explore my interest in burns, plastics and scarring, and will aim
to put the funding to good use.” Look out for a detailed interview with our prize
winner in the summer.
Restore are indebted to the external review panel for their valued input. Thank you
to the entrants for their enthusiasm and clear hard work. We hope that you continue
to explore burns and plastic surgery and wish you all every success in your future
If you wish to get involved in burn, wound and scarring research, please see the
website to find out more about our international student collaborative projects.
We look forward to announcing the launch of The Restore Essay Prize 2018-2019 in
By Dr Hardaman Baryan, National Essay Competition Co-ordinator