The Healthy Ageing Challenge: The College of Medicine Michael Pittilo Student Essay Prize 2012

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ageingThe Healthy Ageing Challenge: The College of Medicine Michael Pittilo Student Essay Prize 2012 is now open!n

Generously sponsored by Waitrose

See also: our poster competition here

Now in its third year running, the 2012 essay title is: ‘In the context of constricted health budgets and a rapidly growing population of service users with multiple long-term chronic conditions, what strategies can we as health practitioners use to encourage healthy ageing?’

This competition is open to all students in the UK, studying a clinical healthcare subject at undergraduate level or above including; dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing, the allied health professions, and voluntary or statutory regulated CAM therapies.

First prize includes;

Second Prize;

  • £300
  •  An invite to the Annual Conference

Third Prize (x2); ·

  • £200 ·
  • An invite to the Annual Conference

 

Deadline for submission: 6pm, Friday 13th April 2012 (entries received after will not be considered)
Enquiries and submissions to: students@collegeofmedicine.org.uk

Essay guidelines:

  • Word limit – 1,500
  • References required
  • Preferred referencing style: Harvard of Vancouver
  • Preferred font; verdana
  • Please include your full name, course, year, university and contact email at the bottom of the essay

All submissions will be acknowledged with an email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within 24hours of submitting please email kate.fismer@collegeofmedicine.org.uk

Read the 2011 winning essay.

Download the 2012 poster here