Applications to the awards are now closed.
Submissions for the 2022 BMA medical book awards will open in January 2022.
2021 award categories
Topics included: anaesthesia; critical care medicine; emergency medicine.
Topics included: anatomy; biochemistry; genetics; microbiology; molecular biology; physiology; pharmacology; statistics; research practice.
Topics included: 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.
Topics included: cardiology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; haematology; dermatology; neurology; respiratory; rheumatology; nephrology; medical ophthalmology; radiology; palliative care; geriatrics; genito-urinary medicine.
Topics included: obstetrics and gynaecology; reproduction medicine; fetal medicine
Topics included: all aspects of oncology and haematological oncology.
Topics included: paediatrics and child health.
Topics included: pathology and histopathology.
Topics included: clinical books aimed at the general public.
Topics included: general practice; occupational health; community care; social medicine; general medicine; diagnosis; nutrition; rehabilitation; therapeutics.
Topics included: psychiatry; forensic medicine; substance misuse; mental health; counselling; psychology.
Topics included: public health; communicable diseases; toxicology; health promotion; disease prevention; health services; epidemiology.
Topics included: general surgery; trauma and orthopaedics; plastic surgery; specialist surgical books; surgical ophthalmology; cardiothoracic; urology; vascular.
Topics included: 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 role is voluntary and unremunerated. We will cover reasonable expenses and reviewers are permitted to keep e-copies of any entries they review.