In this year's iPitch Competition, you will be defending an opinion for one specific problem in the areas of our hosts: “Saving Limbs or Lives: The High-Stakes Decision Making for Patients at Risk of Amputation” or “Psychedelic Medicine: Hope or Hype? Exploring Controversies and Possibilities”
The Pitch Checklist
What you should send to our email (email@example.com):
The iPitch awards winners with an internship programme, in a renowned European Centre, hosted by a speaker of a previous edition of the iMed Conference® with the duration of 2 weeks. The programme offers either Clinical or Research background, depending on the host’s field of work.
This year’s lucky winners will have the opportunity to win an internship with one of these hosts!
James Rucker is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist and NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellow, specialising in mood disorders and psychopharmacology, at the Centre for Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London (UK).
He is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the National and Specialist Tertiary Referrals Affective Disorders Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Efrem Civilini accomplished vascular surgeon with extensive experience in complex vascular conditions. He currently serves as the Head of the Vascular Surgery Unit at the prestigious Humanitas Research Hospital, in Milan, and as a Professor of Vascular Surgery at Humanitas University.
The Pitch must be in video format (.wmv, .mp4, .avi), in English, and should not exceed 3 minutes. It must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission period starts on February 27th and ends on April 29th. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Along with the video, participants must send Proof of High Education Enrolment for the academic year of 2022/2023, desired internship placement, as well as their email and phone number at which they can be contacted.
Your content should reflect specific objectives, answering the main appointed questions. Your answers should be relevant and exact regarding the internship. Motivation is something hosts hold dearly and as such should also be taken into account.
As to clarity, a fluent and coherent pitch with appropriate vocal placement and pronunciation is generally essential to convey your message.
Charismatic pitches are a sure way to grab attention so be sure to look confident and decisive. Creativity is valued since you’ll be competing with many others for the same internship. Also, don’t forget to be careful with your body language.
Each Pitch may only be directed at a single internship vacancy. In case the participant intends to apply for both vacancies, two different pitch submissions are required. Preference of internship must be appointed as the applicant may only win one internship. In case both submissions pass to the final phase, in Jury B, only the preferred destination may be presented.
After submission, the video will be assessed by Jury A, responsible for finding the 5 best videos for each internship, subject to the Host’s approval. Three of these will pass on to the final competition, on the iMed Conference ®, where you’ll have to present your pitch to the audience and jury B, in charge of rewarding the winning pitches, one for each internship.
The start date of the internship will be decided according to both the student’s and the Host’s availability.
The duration of the internship is by default two weeks, however, its extent may be subject to change as long as both parties involved, the Host and the participant, agree with such terms.