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2022 Medical Student Essay Competition

Your chance to win $3,000!

We understand that there are challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for you as a medical student entering the workforce. Medicine is changing rapidly and we want to know your thoughts on what it will take to succeed in medicine as we rocket towards 2050!

The Essay Competition

With Covid-19 restrictions impacting elective programs at many universities, our Elective Grant Program remains on hold. But we still want to support medical students because we know you have been doing it tough!
There are 19 chances for you to win $1,000, and one grand prize of $3,000! And best of all you can choose to spend the prize money however you see fit.


What’s the Essay topic?

We're glad you asked!

"Healthcare in Australia is evolving rapidly. What do you see as the key challenges and opportunities ahead for medical students as you enter the workforce and what are the personal attributes each medical student will need to develop and nurture in the course of a long and demanding but hopefully rewarding career?"

Key Dates

Entries open
Monday, 1 August 2022

Entries close
Friday, 30 September 2022 at 5pm (AEST)

Winners decided
Monday, 12 December 2022.
All entrants will be notified after this time, regardless of the outcome.
  • Am I eligible?

    The MIGA Student Essay Competition is open to medical students who are:
    • Enrolled in an accredited course of medical study in Australia for the purpose of obtaining registration as a medical practitioner
    • Insured with MIGA at the time of submitting your Entry and when the competition is drawn.
  • How can I enter?

    If you wish to enter the 2022 MIGA Student Essay Competition, you will need to:
    • Review the Guide to the Entry Process (the Guide)
    • Prepare your response to the Essay topic
    • Complete the Student Essay Competition Online Entry Form and upload your essay
    • Your Online Entry Form must be submitted by 5.00pm (AEST) Friday, 30 September 2022.
    Enter Now
  • Want more information?

    Download a copy of our Student Essay Competition flyer to find out more.
    If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or the entry process, we encourage you to contact us on Free Call 1800 777 156 or by email at
    Terms and conditions

Not insured with MIGA?

Thankfully, student membership is free!

To join, simply visit our website and complete the online Application Form for automatic and immediate confirmation.

Apply now

Submit your Essay competition entry today!

Applications close 5:00pm (AEST) Friday, 30 September 2022.

*Terms and Conditions apply. To be eligible to enter the 2022 Student Essay Competition you must be enrolled in an accredited course of medical study and be insured with MIGA. Entries close 5.00pm (AEST) Friday, 30 September 2022.

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