The competition invited UK medical students to write an essay of no more than 500 words explaining why they wanted to become a GP. The winning author will receive a John Lewis voucher worth £100.
Over the next two weeks the 10 shortlisted entries will be published on GPonline.com. The overall winner will be announced in early July.
The shortlisted entrants are:
- Laura Bladon, University of Manchester
- Zoe Bush, University of Bristol
- Maggie Cheung, University College London
- Chris Ellis, Barts and the London School of Medicine, University of London
- Marjan Jamal, University of Manchester
- Sa'ud Jiwani, St George’s, University of London
- Kate McFetridge, University of Glasgow
- Vicki Robertson, University of Glasgow
- Daisy Walters, University of Manchester
- Georgina White, University of Birmingham
Click on the links above to read the shortlisted entries. Further entries will be added to this article as they are published.
GPonline’s editor Emma Bower said: ‘The standard of entries this year was exceptionally high. I hope GPs enjoy reading this year’s shortlist, which really does highlight the many positive reasons for choosing a career in general practice. The enthusiasm for the profession shines through in all of these pieces.'