Dr Zoe Bush an F1 doctor in Gloucestershire won this year's competition, which invited UK medical students to write a short essay explaining why they wanted to become a GP. Dr Bush was a fifth year medical student at the University of Bristol when she won the competition earlier this year.
Dr Bush received the award from RCGP chair Dr Maureen Baker, RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple and GPonline editor Emma Bower.
Dr Baker said: ‘It was a great honour to be asked to judge these fantastic entries; all of them were incredibly uplifting and resonated with the reasons I became a GP, and still love being one.
‘In the end, Zoe’s entry really looked to the future of our profession with great optimism – and that’s what we need to recruit, retain and return the thousands of GPs we need to that we can deliver the truly person-centred care that our patients need and deserve.’
Along with the certificate Dr Bush received a John Lewis voucher worth £100.