Applications to the awards are now closed. Winners will be announced in September 2021.
See winners from 2019 medical book awards.
|Anaesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine||Anaesthesia; critical care medicine; emergency medicine|
|Basic and clinical sciences and research||Anatomy; biochemistry; genetics; microbiology; molecular biology; physiology; pharmacology; statistics; research practice|
|Good medical practice||Ethics; history of medicine; medical education; communication; writing skills; dictionaries; directories etc; medico-politics; medico-legal medicine; non-clinical books aimed at the general public; management|
|Hospital medicine||Cardiology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; haematology; dermatology; neurology; respiratory; rheumatology; nephrology; medical ophthalmology; radiology; palliative care; geriatrics; genito-urinary medicine|
|Obstetrics and gynaecology||Obstetrics and gynaecology; reproduction medicine; fetal medicine|
|Oncology||All aspects of oncology and haematological oncology|
|Paediatrics and child health||Paediatrics and child health|
|Pathology||Pathology and histopathology|
|Popular medicine||Clinical books aimed at the general public|
|Primary care||General practice; occupational health; community care; social medicine; general medicine; diagnosis; nutrition; rehabilitation; therapeutics|
|Psychiatry||Psychiatry; forensic medicine; substance misuse; mental health; counselling; psychology|
|Public health||Public health; communicable diseases; toxicology; health promotion; disease prevention; health services; epidemiology|
|Surgery and surgical specialties||General surgery; trauma and orthopaedics; plastic surgery; specialist surgical books; surgical ophthalmology; cardiothoracic; urology; vascular|
|2021 special category: COVID-19||COVID-19; health inequalities; research (including vaccines and public research)|
Apply to be a reviewer
BMA medical book awards (MBA) reviewers have a key role in advising on the quality and suitability of each application.
MBA reviewers must be current BMA members. If non-members are interested in this role, please get in touch with the awards team on [email protected]; please note that we will prioritise BMA members to act as reviewers.
Reviewers should have experience in one or more of these areas:
- medical and academic publishing
- education and training
- specialist interest in one or more areas of clinical practice
- medical research and knowledge of recent developments in clinical practice
- entries are allocated to reviewers based on their areas of expertise, professional background, and topics of interest.
The MBA reviewer role is voluntary and unremunerated although reasonable expenses are covered, and reviewers are permitted to retain e-copies of any entries they review.
If you would like to become a reviewer or have any further queries, please email the awards team on [email protected] by Wednesday 31 March.