Michael Pittilo student essay prize 2013
We’re pleased to announce that 2013’s Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award, generously supported by Waitrose is now open!
The Award, now in its fourth year, is named after the late Professor Michael Pittilo Vice Chancellor of Robert Gordon University. Professor Pittilo was a scientist, educationalist and champion of inter-professional education. He was also Chairman of the Regulatory Working Groups for Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.
This year’s title in line with the College’s annual theme of self-care and greater opportunities for health is:
Who cares? With services overburdened by growing demand and restricted supply, what opportunities for health creation are there to improve the accessibility and sustainability of health services in the UK?
Entries should consider the roles of patient dignity, self-management, health promotion, illness prevention, health worker resilience. Where possible provide examples of good practice or innovative projects are also welcomed.
This award is open to all students in the UK,studying a healthcare subject at undergraduate level or above including; dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing, the allied health professions, social work, voluntary/statutory regulated CAM therapies and public health.
First prize includes;
- Publication in the International Therapist Journal
- The opportunity to present at the College’s Annual Conference on 11th June 2013
- An invitation to the College’s prestigious VIP conference dinner.
2nd and 3rd prize runners up will also receive cash prizes and an invitation the College Annual Conference to collect their certificates.
All entrants will get a year's free membership of the College of Medicine.
- Word limit – 1,500
- Preferred referencing style: Harvard or Vancouver
- Please include your name, course, year, university and contact email at the bottom.
The deadline for entries is 6pm, Friday 26th April 2013. All enquiries and submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within 24hours of submitting (or 48hrs over the weekend) please email email@example.com.