Medical book awards

The BMA medical book awards takes place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Tuesday 18 May 2021
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Applications closed

Applications to the awards are now closed. Winners will be announced in September 2021.

See winners from 2019 medical book awards

 

Award categories

Anaesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine

Topics included: anaesthesia; critical care medicine; emergency medicine.

Basic and clinical sciences and research

Topics included: anatomy; biochemistry; genetics; microbiology; molecular biology; physiology; pharmacology; statistics; research practice.

Good medical 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.

Hospital medicine

Topics included: cardiology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; haematology; dermatology; neurology; respiratory; rheumatology; nephrology; medical ophthalmology; radiology; palliative care; geriatrics; genito-urinary medicine.

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Topics included: obstetrics and gynaecology; reproduction medicine; fetal medicine

Oncology

Topics included: all aspects of oncology and haematological oncology.

Paediatrics and child health

Topics included: paediatrics and child health.

Pathology

Topics included: pathology and histopathology.

Popular medicine

Topics included: clinical books aimed at the general public.

Primary care

Topics included: general practice; occupational health; community care; social medicine; general medicine; diagnosis; nutrition; rehabilitation; therapeutics.

Psychiatry

Topics included: psychiatry; forensic medicine; substance misuse; mental health; counselling; psychology.

Public health

Topics included: public health; communicable diseases; toxicology; health promotion; disease prevention; health services; epidemiology.

Surgery and surgical specialties

Topics included: general surgery; trauma and orthopaedics; plastic surgery; specialist surgical books; surgical ophthalmology; cardiothoracic; urology; vascular.

2021 special category: COVID-19

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.

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the awards, wish to know when applications open or how to become a reviewer, please contact the awards team.