The Professor John Blandy Prize for Medical Students

John BlandyProfessor John Blandy was an exceptional teacher and an innovative urological surgeon.

He was described in the Telegraph as ‘one of the outstanding urologists of his generation.’ He was a truly gifted man with a keen interest (and considerable skill) in painting and sculpting. He exhibited jointly with his daughter Kitty, a professional sculptor and artist.

Because of his excellent written English — a rarity in the medical world — he was able to communicate to a wide audience both nationally and internationally.

The John Blandy essay prize is to inspire medical students to consider the place of urology within the busy curriculum of modern medical training and to inspire and promote innovation in the field of urology.

The first prize will be judged on an essay of 1,500 words in length.

This year the title is ‘Why knowledge of urology is important in primary care’.

Entry details

Royal Society of Medicine Prize in Urology: Professor John Blandy Essay Prize for Medical Students

Submission Deadline: 8 March 2013

Prize: A bursary and an RSM award certificate

Open To: Medical students

The prize will be awarded at the Presidents Day Meeting in London on May 17th and includes a bursary and an RSM award certificate. Proxime Accessit will also receive a certificate.

Non-RSM members are welcome to apply.

Download the application form from the RSM website (Word 127k)

Please email any enquiries to

This prize is a memorial to Professor Blandy, kindly donated by the J and S Katz Charitable Trust.