We all know the importance of evidence-based medicine, but the evidence is only as good as the experiments that are conducted. HealthWatch invites medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students and students of professions allied to medicine to test their research skills. The competition consists of four protocols for hypothetical clinical trials. Your task is to rank them by giving a rating =1 for trial that you consider is most likely to provide a reliable answer to the stated aim of the trial, and 4 for that least likely to do so.
In each class (medical / dental and nursing / midwifery / allied health professions) there is a first prize of £500 and runner-up prizes of £100.
Full details, including the protocols to be evaluated and the entry form are available at
The competition is sponsored by Cambridge University Press.
The closing date is June 30th 2015.
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